Lifestyle in Newport Shores

Newport Shores Canal

Newport Shores in Newport Beach is located at the west end of Newport Beach and is literally across the street from the beach. Newport Shores has approximately 440 homes located in the area, andit also has a clubhouse, pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court, basketball court anda play ground for children for the residents. Newport Shores is a beach style community to live in. You can easily ride your bike to the Newport Pier or the Huntington Beach Pier. And there are activities throughout the year from Fourth of July parades and activities, Memorial Day barbecue, swim team during the summer months, tennis tournaments, and of course the Newport Shores Holiday Home Tour.  The pool is heated during the summer months, and there is also a Newport Shores Swim Team. The swim team does compete against swim teams in the Newport Beach area. There is also a lifeguard on duty during the summer months at the Newport Shores pool.

Newport Shores Pool

Newport Shores is a very diverse area which is right across from one of the most popular beaches  in Newport Beach. There are a couple of very popular surfing spots located right out front at 68th Street, and surfers also enjoy the River Jetty. Many surfers enjoy the location because on Coast Highway, outside of Newport Shores is the infamous Frog House which is a popular surf store.

The Frog House in Newport Beach

Frog House in Newport Beach

The river jetty also is a place where you can take your dog and allow them to run off leash. And I see people there all during the year taking their dogs down to the beach for a swim in the surf.

River Jetty in Newport Beach

Time for a swim in the water!

Swimming at the River Jetty in Newport Beach

The River Jetty seperates Newport Beach and Huntington State Beach. You can see the Lifeguard Towers in Huntington State Beach from Newport.

Huntington State Beach

Newport Shores is surrounded by the Canal (Canal Street to 62nd street – the water ends stops over by Cappy’s Restaurant) and land which is in essence a bird sanctuary. There are Great Blue herons, white herons, ducks, wood ducks, seagulls, pelicans and currently there is a beautiful white swan residing here. The pelicans typically only visit on the winter, and they are spectacular to watch.

Swan in the Canal in Newport Shores

In the past several of years, there were also geese that lived in the Canal. The geese were very friendly and they could be hand fed.

The Newport Shores Canal is fed by the ocean andthe water level rises along with the tide. Some of the residents of Newport Shores enjoy the canal by kayaking, canoeing anda very popular activity now is stand up paddle boarding. This is great core exercise.

High Tide in Newport Shores

Newport Shores is a beach community with many activities. Newport Shores is a very friendly neighborhood.  Early in the year, there are swimming conditioning programs for Newport Shores children to participate in as they are preparing for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Program.

Fourth of July is a big holiday in Newport Beach and definitely in Newport Shores. Every Fourth of July, there is a parade for the residents, by the residents of Newport Shores. Everyone shows up with their children dressed up, their dogs with holiday attire, bicycles, skate boards and even golf carts decorated for the day. Fourth of July is a great holiday to be enjoyed by all. The parade goes around the community, and at the end of the parade, the Newport Beach Fire Department typically shows up with a Fire Truck which every always enjoys.

Fourth of July Parade

Newport Shores features Tennis Tournaments during different times of the year. Depending upon the number of participants, the players are placed into teams. There were participants from the Shores as well as the surrounding area.

Tennis Tournament in Newport Shores

Tennis Tournament in Newport shores

If you have any questions about Newport Shores in Newport Beach, or are interested in any real estate in the area, please contact me. It is a very desirable community, that allows residents to enjoy the beach lifestyle.

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Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com