Located in the San Joaquin Hills, Newport Coast is like the suburban sister of Newport Beach. Found in a quiet part of Newport Beach, the homes range from studio apartments facing the ocean to grandiose mansions atop the hills. The villas and apartment complexes take on a Mediterranean-inspired architecture. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation in the comfort of your own home.
The community was annexed into Newport Beach in 2001, but the solitude of Newport Coast sets it apart from the bustling lives in Newport Beach. Perfect for those who love the beach and the fresh ocean breeze but need a home away from the nonstop whirl of the city, it’s your getaway from the getaway.
Newport Coast is truly for those who enjoy the best of both worlds: shopping and beach access as well as simply relaxing at home with a great ocean view--it’s the ambivert of coastal communities. Layered with private and gated communities, living in Newport Coast is the best way to take a well-deserved break from the constant movement of the city.
Craving some classy relaxation and entertainment? Check out the Pelican Hill Resort, where the amenities are definitely worthwhile. If you have the appreciation and the sharp eye for golf, you could join the Pelican Hill Golf Club--play some championship holes or take private lessons to get that perfect swing on. Pelican Hill also offers a five-star spa complete with Roman-style deep-soaking tubs, saunas, and steam rooms. They even offer wellness classes to make sure your head is clear and your body is relaxed.
In need of a beach day but can’t be bothered to make the trip down to the beach yourself? No problem--Pelican Hill Resort offers The Crystal Cove Beach Experience, which will transport you via shuttle to the beach and provide beach bags and amenities.
In addition, Pelican Hill offers golf lessons for kids and even Camp Pelican, a vacation getaway specially tailored to children to help them learn and grow. Even if you don’t have children, the private communities offered in Newport Coast are great places to get away from all the noise.
On top of all of this, you can ground yourself by heading to the Buck Gully Reserve. Go on a hike, mountain-bike, or attend a guided interpretive walk. It’s a good way to exercise while taking in Newport Coast’s unparalleled nature.
Living by the coast, there’s bound to be some amazing food around. Pelican Hill offers an array of dining options. Pelican Grill stands by its fresh seasonal ingredients, so it’s perfect for brunch and great for kids. Their menus are simple and delicious--what more can you ask from a restaurant? If you’re craving some Italian food, Andrea at Pelican Hill offers handmade pasta and an array of wines. You can even enjoy your meal al fresco. Take in the ocean breeze, taste that scrumptious pasta, and enjoy the simple things in life.
It doesn’t get any more local than The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove. This little local cafe is the perfect brunch spot to hit before the beach. With outdoor seating, brunch has never been more relaxing. It you want to take it to go, order some catering and have a nice picnic on the sand.
Right by the beach, Ruby’s Shake Shack is the place to go for some nice comfort food and a shake on a hot day. Come here right after your beach day to dry off and relax, or visit just before. Watch some surfers catch some waves, admire the sun setting along the Pacific, or just have a good time chatting with friends.