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Newport Beach In Orange County

Apr 23, 2008
There are many things to keep you busy in Newport. Whether you are athletic or interested in culture, Newport has something to offer each visitor and resident.If you watch such hit TV shows like "The O.C." and MTV's "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange Country," you may be very familiar with Newport Beach. Located in Orange County, California, Newport Beach is one of the hippest body-surfing and swimming spots in southern California.

The Balboa Peninsula is a famous spot for body surfing because the waves are intense and intimidating. As a matter of fact, the waves can equal the ones from places like Australia and Hawaii. The waves are huge because of the improvements that were made to the rock jetties in the 1930s and definitely give surfers the thrill they crave with the right direction and swell.Though it may seem fun, there should always be safety precautions and only experienced surfers and even swimmers should attempt to conquer them. The Peninsula also offers more than just great waves.

Newport Beach's most famous landmark is the Balboa Pavilion. It is a waterfront recreational center. They have fishing, arcades, and eating establishments.Balboa island is an artificial island created between 1908 and 1909. It has an established community on the island. It has the highest real estate rates in the United States, next only to Manhattan. Most residents on Balboa Island have their own boats or yachts. You can get from Balboa Peninsula to Balboa Island via The Balboa Island Ferry.

Another famous landmark in Newport Beach is the Newport Aquatic Center. Canoeing, kayaking, and rowing are popular hobbies and activities in this area. Athletes and Olympic swimmers train at the Newport Aquatic Center to brush up on their competition skills.Fashion Island is located near the Newport Harbor. Many celebrities and fashion-conscious California residents visit the famous Bloomingdale's boutique to quaint specialty stores.

Balboa Island has one of the most expensive places to live in California. The artificially created island was created between 1908 and 1909, just off the coast of Newport Beach. It boasts one of the highest real estate rates in the United States next only to Manhattan, New York. Balboa Island's residents all have their own boats or yachts. Visitors to Balboa Island can get there through the Balboa Island Ferry.
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