Newport Beach is the perfect place to live since the weather in Southern California is sunny almost all year! The ten miles of coastline in Newport Beach is the best place to enjoy the sun and water. Lots of people love skating and riding their bikes along the boardwalk that has a stunning view of the ocean.
A popular spot in Newport Beach is further south at The Wedge since its known for its massive waves. Even though my kids are too young to go in, they think its so much fun to watch how big some of the swells can get. On the jetty, we also like to watch the boats sail from the harbor into the sea.
When my family isn’t at the beach, we love to take the ferry across from Balboa Island to the Fun Zone on the peninsula. This area is right on the harbor and has some shopping, an arcade, and bungee jumping. There is even a small ferris wheel that has been running for around 80 years! If you haven’t been on the ferris wheel, it has a beautiful bird’s eye view of the harbor and all of the boats.
There are also lots of activities at the harbor like sunset trips on the boats and whale watching. Even if the whales aren’t migrating, it’s still so fun to watch the dolphins following the wake of the boat. Since I love exercising, my friends and I will go paddle boarding in the harbor as well. It doesn’t get much better than getting a good work out while being outside on the water.
During summer, my ideal evening is spent in front of a bonfire at Newport Beach! Once a month, my friends, family, and I all get together and watch the sunset at the fire pits by the Balboa Pier. Nothing beats eating s’mores and roasting a few hot dogs with the kids!
If you are wanting to move close to the coast, Newport Beach could be the place for you. I’d love to talk about how I can help you find a new home over a cup of coffee at Alta Coffee!
Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727