Newport Harbor neighborhoods include the exclusive Harbor Island, which is home to some of Orange County’s most distinguished residents including George Argyros and the Irvine Company’s Donald Bren. Newport Harbor includes the neighborhoods in Newport Bay which are south of the Pacific Coast Highway bridge. The harbor itself is primarily man-made, created in the early 20th century. The islands, including Harbor, Collins, and Balboa Island and Lido Isle and Linda Isle, were created during the time that the harbor channels were dredged.
Boat traffic in the harbor itself is mostly small craft due to the harbor’s depth and the modest height of the PCH bridge: only lower-profiled vessels and boats can pass. Although the harbor traffic is gracious, Newport Harbor is still considered to be one of the biggest recreational and small craft harbors on the Pacific coast.
In addition to Harbor Island and homes along Bayfront Drive, Newport Harbor neighborhoods include lower Newport Bay, with homes facing the bay which are located across the water from Lido Isle.
You will find ample waterfront living in the Newport Harbor area. Whether homes are located west of PCH or on one of the islands, they frequently include private boat docks. There are a number of gated communities in the harbor which include amenities from private tennis courts to parks and boat launches.
Newport’s Harbor includes fine dining from The Winery to Newport Landing and casual favorites like waterfront diner the Galley Cafe. Nearly all restaurants in the Harbor may be accessed by car or boat. Although most of the views in the Harbor show the bay and city lights, Newport Harbor is a short distance from world-class surfing and hiking locations like the Wedge and Crystal Cove. You are also minutes from Newport’s Back Bay, nature preserves, and extensive open spaces.
- Kings Road Park
- Newport Harbor Park
- Castaways Park
- Newport Elementary School
- Harbor View Elementary School
- Ensign Intermediate School
- Newport Harbor High School