The automotive and nautical heart of Newport Beach beats on this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway known as Mariner’s Mile, and is home to million-dollar yachts and luxury cars. With several dealers, boaters can make a splash on a mega yacht or super yacht, two classes of top of the line luxury yachts. Boaters can find all the vessels and marine equipment their hearts desire. Come here to rent a Duffy boat — think golf cart on water — to explore the harbor or take a romantic cruise through Mariner’s Mile canals in an Italian inspired gondola complete with serenading gondoliers.
The Westcliff neighborhood is a community rich in active outdoor adventures with a chic shopping experience sprinkled in. There are several trails and walking paths among the 1,000 acres of open space surrounding Upper Newport Bay Park, and the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. The coastal wetlands area is renowned as one of the best bird-watching sites in North America. Also along the back bay is Castaways Park, which offers spectacular bay and harbor views from the bluffs. Both Westcliff Plaza and Westclff Court feature a diverse selection of dining choices and an upscale shopping experience ranging from fashion finds to fun shops for the entire family.
Car aficionados will admire the dealerships offering luxury automobiles and European Sports Cars along Coast Highway. You don’t need to have buying power to get behind the wheel of a rare ride. If you want to spoil yourself for a night or the entire length of your stay, exotic rentals are available in Newport Beach.
Mariner’s Mile Newport Beach is also known for its numerous dining options, which offer breathtaking views of the harbor, Dock & Dine valet service, and an eclectic mix of local seafood and cuisine from all regions. During the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade each December, reservations at these establishments fill up quickly as they offer one of the best views of the parade complete with a delicious holiday menu.