Newport Beach Pier


Activity: Beach Stroll, Beach’n it and all the things that entails…

Newport Beach has been called Beverly Hills on the Beach and for good reason. There is a lot of money in Newport. Just look at the cars driving around. Most cars are Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Audi, Land Rover, and Tesla and that is the everyday, the mundane, then look at the Exotic Car Dealerships that is where there is a big step up. Newport has Fashion Island with it’s fine restaurants, and plenty of exclusive designer stores.

When I first moved to California, long ago, I walked around Newport, Balboa Island, and Balboa Peninsula and drooled over Million Dollar Homes with Million Dollar Yachts docked out front, to say nothing about the Million Dollar Views, and thought to myself- how can everyone be a CEO?! Now all of that property has at least quadrupled… so even more unattainable.

But, this article is about Orange County Beaches and Newport Beach is famous the world over. That big blue Pacific and 5 miles of luscious golden sand beach is usually quite busy with beaches goers, enjoying acres of sun drenched pleasure, with perfectly mild temperatures. It can be triple digits during the dog days of Summer in the Valley or Riverside, but at the beach it is almost always perfect, and winters are always mild as well. All thanks to Mother Nature and that big blue Pacific keepIng everything temperate.

The wooden Newport Beach Pier is pretty kick back and nostalgic. The iconic Life Guard Station has a very visually pleasing classic look. California piers are always quite popular giving everyone a chance to get out past the breakers. You don’t need a yacht to be able to set eyes back on the beach and up and down the coast, with views of the Huntington Beach Pier, the Balboa Pier, Laguna and Dana Point off in the distance and the mountains as a backdrop behind. Out to sea you have Catalina Island, and maybe even a splash of a dolphin, or a spout of a whale. There are rows of restaurants, a few bars, some beachie shops, and a busy parking lot. At the base of the pier is the Dory Fleet founded in 1891.

Besides sunbathers, swimmers, and beach strollers, you will find surfers, skim boarders, and fisherman. There is a walkway for walkers, runners, rollerbladers, skateboarders, and bike cruisers that goes all the way past the Balboa Pier. Newport Beach, good times!

Beachology. Be shore of yourself. Don’t be crabby. Let the worries drift away. Drown out pier pressure. Soak up positive energy. Seas life’s moments.

Thanks for joining me at the Newport Beach Pier while ‘Pursuing Balance Through Adventure’. I really love the beach and if you are a beach lover too then you will want to stick around for more OC Beaches because we got some good ones. Please LIKE, COMMENT, FOLLOW and SHARE. Besides beach outings we have hiking and backpacking adventures along with other exciting activities, just go to the menu above for inspiration. Each location is itself a separate website and thus needs to be followed separately. It is all about trying to find ourselves, stare into our souls, take a load off, and enjoy life through Nature’s adventures. Such busy lives we lead, take a break- go for a hike, or go to the beach, or do what I did today. Hike in the morning in the Laguna Coast Wilderness then cool off at Newport Beach. Ya’ just gotta’ love it! Don’t get burned at the beach get a High Tech long sleeve PBTA Logo Moisture wicking shirt with UPF 50 protection, like I am wearing in the picture. Go to SHOP APPAREL.

Life’s a Beach!

Roger Jenkins

Pursuing Balance Through Adventure


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