Established in 1906, Newport Beach is a stunning eight miles of beach access, aquatic recreation, unique shopping, and diverse dining. While the community is made up of many small businesses and resources, this Orange County coastal city remains a popular staple destination for all ages and demographics. From biking across Newport Beach Pier, vacationing at Balboa Island, to strolling through Sherman Library and Gardens, there are numerous natural recreational options available.
- Newport Beach Pier:
Originally utilized as a fisherman’s dock in 1888, the Newport Beach Pier was primarily used for docking, fishing, and trade. Over the years, the economy shifted from fishing to tourism. Now a popular site for rollerblading and biking, the pier has become a natural attraction. This oceanfront space has vacation homes for rental, residential homes, and local thriving businesses. Enjoy a ride across the boardwalk, with the incredible sunsets on the ocean side and vintage boat tour spectacles on the harbor side.
- Balboa Island:
Easily accessible, Balboa Island remains a Newport Beach treasure with an abundance of fine dining and recreation. Dredged from 1905 to 1913, this sandbar was established as an island. It remains a popular destination for aquatic adventures, as well as dining from an array of cultures. Take a quick, affordable ride on the Balboa Island Ferry to reach the popular town for delicious savory and sweet bites. The delicacies served here are a diverse array of Seafood, Italian, Mexican, and French-Swiss. For dessert, grab their famous Balboa Bar and Frozen Banana at the local dessert shop named Sugar N’ Spice.
- Sherman Library & Gardens:
This peaceful space transformed over the years as development continued with additional gardens, the conservatory, gift shop, and cafe. As a cultural center, the Sherman Library & Gardens provides a safe environment for visitors of all backgrounds and demographics. As a beautiful natural backdrop, it can host various events, programs, and artistic displays. The art collection displays jaw dropping Southern California curated landscape paintings by incredible artists like Rex Brandt, Eugene Pierre Franquinet, and Dan Lutz.
Charter the Calm Waters
After exploring the treasures that Newport Beach Pier, Balboa Island, and Sherman Library & Gardens have to offer, head a few minutes north for incredible ocean harbor views on your very own private boat charter. The vintage charter boat options to choose from include the following:
- The Charly More — our 15 passenger duffy style boat
- Alexandria — our 12 passenger classic wood boat
- Journey — our 12 to 30 passenger luxury yacht
Reservation durations vary between 1 to 4 hours. Book your next work event or family outing with the kind and professionally licensed staff of Prince Charters, LLC. See you on the water!