Our waterfront hotel in Newport Beach is a paradise for beach lovers. Not only is Balboa Bay Resort the only waterfront resort in Newport Beach, we’re conveniently located near many pristine beaches in the area. With over 10 miles of golden sand beaches, Newport is the perfect spot for surfing, body boarding, or just sunbathing, ensuring one of the best California beach vacations.
With its famous boardwalk that runs along the sand, Newport Municipal Beach offers 5 miles of golden sand with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy yourself. Here you’ll find surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers basking in the warm California sun. At 20th Street, guests can walk out on the pier, enjoy beachside dining, and take in the beautiful ocean view.
Corona del Mar State Beach is the perfect beach for the family. Also called "Big Corona Beach", this half-mile beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. Big Corona Beach is popular with swimmers, surfers, divers, volleyball players, and sunbathers.
Little Corona is one of Newport’s smaller beaches, bordered with rocky reefs that offer spectacular diving that’s well known by divers. This beach is well-protected from swells and surf, making it a great family beach if you don't want to worry about their little ones in the surf.
The Wedge is a world-famous surfing, bodyboarding, and bodysurfing spot, located at the east end of the Balboa Peninsula. During a south swell, the Wedge can produce waves up to 30 feet, making it a great spot to watch professional surfers.