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Best of Boating In Newport Beach California

Situated at the coastal center of Orange County, California, Newport Beach is the epitome of a boaters’ paradise. With 10 miles of shoreline primed for cruising, swimming and surfing, there is no reason to wonder why more than 10,000 recreational boats call this place home. At each glance, you’ll see a range of motor yachts, sailing yachts and even small electric vessels.

Best of Boating In Newport Beach California

While there is plenty to do on land, a favorite pastime of many locals is to simply cruise along the Newport Harbor. The slow ride makes it easy to enjoy the moment with friends and family. There’s no shortage of things to see by way of water, either. You'll take in cliff-side mansions and historic landmarks dating back before the dawn of the 20th century, along with the finest displays of marine craftsmanship. Newport Beach also serves as a jump-off spot for power boat trips and sailing trips up and down the coast of California.

What you’ll see:

  • Mega-million dollar homes owned by celebrities and notable names of today, as well as those from decades’ past including Western film star John Wayne.

  • Balboa Island.

    This charming man-made island is a popular year-round attraction for visitors and locals alike, boasting a unique assortment of places to shop and dine.

  • Balboa Peninsula.

    Adorning the coast of this peninsula are several historic landmarks including a Ferris wheel that has been spinning since 1936.

  • Lido Marina Village.

Home of Volvo Penta partner Silver Seas Yachts, this area is a picture of coastal class with charming storefronts and waterside eateries.

Where to eat:

"Dock and Dine" is a local tradition in Newport Beach where local fare can be enjoyed right from the comfort of one’s boat.

Cannery Seafood of the Pacific and Woody’s Wharf are two options. Here are more ideas from Visit Newport Beach

What to do:

  • Venture to the Balboa Pier to catch some fish or experience the nostalgia of Ruby’s Diner
  • Experience the Dory Fleet Market, a fish market that has been in operation since 1891
  • Indulge in a sweet treat, trying a frozen banana or Balboa Bar – both of which have been mainstays to the area for nearly 75 years

Why does Volvo Penta appeal to boaters in the Newport Beach Harbor?

Easy to maneuver: As the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast, one can imagine the maritime congestion that ensues. Boats equipped with Volvo Penta IPS have an advantage to cruise through the harbor with ease. Captains rely on the joystick for seamless driving and docking of the boat.

Onboard Comfort: For Newport Beach native Drew Warmington, it’s about the quiet and comfortable ride that’s made possible by the Volvo Penta IPS. Drew primarily uses his Tiara 44 to spend time with family, so the low noise levels and virtually unnoticeable exhaust fumes are key to a favorable experience.

No matter where you are in Newport Beach, with one look around, it’s easy to see that boating rests at the heart of the community. Volvo Penta is proud to be present in the renowned harbor, enabling boaters to experience every corner of this magical place with ease and peace of mind.

Interested in starting your own boating adventure in Newport Beach? Visit your local Volvo Penta dealer today