Newport Beach Tourism

With some of the most picturesque beaches in California, plenty of classy restaurants and bars, fun-packed amusement parks, and nature reserves having an abundance of vibrant flora and fauna, the coastal city of Newport Beach is a favorite weekend getaway to many. Located in Orange County of California, Newport Beach is most famous for its harbor. This seaside city is surrounded by Huntington Beach from the west while Crystal Cove State Park from the east. This small city comprises an area of only 53 square miles. In addition to the Newport harbor which was established in the city in the 1990s, some other famous areas in Newport beach include Balboa Island, Balboa Peninsula, San Joaquin Hills, Corona del Mar etc.

Since the city has “beach” in its name, it’s quite obvious that the city is famous for its pristine beaches. The beaches in Newport Beach are not only formed by the Pacific ocean but also the santa Ana River. This gives a lot of opportunity for the activities like surfing, kayaking, boating, scuba diving and more. The piers on the beaches are best for fishing. In addition to this, there are some boardwalks and a number of yacht clubs on the beach. The beer can race is one of the must-see events in Newport Beach. Since Newport also has a large ecological reserve area, many birdwatchers come here to witness a huge variety of birds. While boating, one can also indulge in whale watching tours. The city also has some well-maintained golf courses, theatres, and seafood restaurants.


Essential travel information and Newport Beach tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity: Plug Type C and E/ Standard Voltage 230 V
  • Internet: Private Service Providers
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Persian, Chinese

Security (Emergency Contact Numbers)

  • Newport Beach Police Department's 24 hour Crime Tip Hotline: 800-550-NBPD or 800-550-6273
  • Public Information Line: 949-644-3696
  • Country code: 1
  • International dialing code: 011
  • Emergency (ambulance, fire & police): 911
  • Directory assistance (local): 411

Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory in Newport Beach, although it is appreciated. One can offer a tip of $2 to a car wash attendant or waiter.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Newport Beach

  • Know the pollution level of Newport Beach before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Newport Beach for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Newport Beach.

    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 81.86 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 96.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 9.77 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 70 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 91.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.31 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Newport Beach

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.61 USD

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