Surfing in Newport Beach, California, USA

This beach is a great alternative to Huntington if you want to get away from the crowds and tourists.  The beach stretches for miles here and there is a great bike trail that connects all the way up to Huntington Beach and beyond.  

Surf

Break Type:  Beach

Gear: Wetsuit

Ambience:  Very mellow and uncrowded.  The surf spots are located by the multiple rock jettys - just pick one that looks good.  There are no places to eat right on the beach here so come with some snacks.

Main Surf Spot:  Santa Anna Beach Jetties

Link to current conditions:  Surfline

Logistics

Public Parking:  Yes.  Park here.  There is a parking fee.  Or you can find street parking.

Public Showers:  Yes.  Showers here.

Public Restrooms:  No.

Transportation:  Need a car.

Nearest Airport:  Los Angeles (LAX) or Orange County (SNA) - fly into SNA if you can much easier airport then LAX.

Alternative Surf Spots

If you have a death wish, you could go try bodysurfing at the wedge.  But, I'd recommend just going there to watch the teenagers get slammed into the beach at this fabled beach break.

Area

Lodging:

Hotel Solarena, BW Premier Collection.

Food:

Billy's at the Beach

Malarky's Irish Pub

Sancho's Tacos

Things To Do With Your Non-surfing Companions

Rent Bikes and Ride the Coastal Trail for Miles:  Rent a bike and ride the Huntington Beach Bike Trail.

Go shopping at Balboa Island:  Cute little boutique shops and eats.

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