Once a shallow tidelands bay, semi-protected by sand spits with low-lying areas on both ends, Newport Harbor has developed into one of the finest small craft harbors in the world.
The harbor is home to more than 9000 boats. Lining the inside channel is a quiet bay. Small islands form the outline of this scenic area of bluffs, sandy beaches and rock-strewn coves. Like guards against the encroaching sea, two jetties protect the harbor. Toward the harbor mouth, two main channels converge.
The major activity is, of course, boating. Continually leaving for Catalina Island and other points west and south are large luxury cruisers and colorful sailboats decorate the harbor.
Boatyards, dry docks, nautical supply shops and yacht sellers service the needs of boaters. Sightseeing, excursion boat and fishing trips are scheduled. Private concessionaires rent out small fishing dories, powerboats, sailboats and paddle-boards.
Within the harbor, many regattas are held. The annual Newport to Ensenada Race is the largest international offshore sailboat race on the West Coast, with hundreds of participants.
The harbor is also home to our sailing/boat training centers located along Coast Highway and is well-known for its week long lighted-boat parade during the holiday season.
Newport Harbor can accommodate all sizes of recreational and commercial boats - from small dinghies to large luxury yachts. Slips line much of the shoreline; a mid-channel anchorage is also available.
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