Newport Beach, Calif. —
Newport Pier is one of several prominent piers in Newport Beach. From this
wooden structure you can look south to see the Balboa Pier, the second major
pier in the OC city. Newport Pier, historically known as McFadden's Wharf, is
where the Dory Fishermen dock their dory boats and bring in their catch of the
day, selling them to the public.
The Newport Pier is ideal for strolling and
features a lifeguard station at its base, several rows of shops and restaurants,
several hotels, lots of beach rental houses, a bicycle path, public restrooms, a
ready teller machine, and a huge parking lot where you put coins in the
individual pay meters and pay to park. The pier overlooks a beautiful sand beach
and series of jetties where tourists like to climb the rocks, and surfers
head out to catch waves.
On the pier is a sushi and fish restaurant
with two floors for dining. The upper deck views offer
splendid ocean dining.
When visiting Newport Beach's peninsula that
travels along Newport Boulevard, make this pier your first stop. You can grab a
bit at Charlie's Chili, Sharkeez, Il Gelato, Il Farnio other options. Then go
for a relaxing stroll on the Newport Pier where dolphins and occasionally whales