Crystal Cove State Park
The Crystal Cove State Park, located in Newport Beach, provides you with 3.5 miles of beach and over 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland, which is perfect for horseback riding and hiking. Offshore, the waters are designed to be an underwater park.
Popular for mountain bikers inland, and scuba diving underwater, Crystal Cove beach is a great attraction for swimmers and surfers. There are also sandy coves and nifty tide pools to explore. Offering you sand, rocky reefs, ridges, canyons, and a lot to do with your time, Crystal Cove ensures that you never find yourself looking for something to do.
The park also features a couple miles of Pacific coastline, wooded canyons, open bluffs, and plenty of water. Giving Newport Beach more room for opportunity, the park continues to be great for swimming, surfing, or enjoying the sun.
During the winter months, Crystal Cove State Park Rangers offer nature hikes. This makes winter fun, for anyone who visits the park. Offering you plenty to do and see year round, Crystal Cove State Park adds more reason to visit or return to Newport Beach.
Newport Beach Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center of Newport Beach is an ideal place for anyone who loves the water or loves to work out and stay in shape. The over 18,000 square foot facility offers a multi-purpose meeting room, both weight and cardiovascular training facilities, locker rooms for both men and women, and a storage area for well over 400 canoes and kayaks!
North Star Beach is here as well, offering a launching dock off the sandy shore. The Aquatic Center offers direct access to Newport Harbor and North Star Beach, offering rowers and paddlers their choice of water activities and sports.
During the year, the Aquatic Center offers many different activities and events. A majority of these test team skills and individual skills, which is perfect for anyone looking to get into the Olympics or just learn more about water based activities.
Along with the many programs for members, the Aquatic Center in Newport Beach is also open to the public. Even though you don’t have to be a member here, there are special discounts that members receive. If you happen to be on vacation in Newport Beach, it’s ideal to stop by the Aquatic Center and check out everything they offer.