Crystal Cove Beach
Below the Resort sits one of the most beautiful beaches the West Coast has to offer. Distinguished as a National Natural Landmark, its three miles of pristine beach are excellent for strolling and exploring the many tide pools, as well as a swim, surf or dive into the ocean. The Beachcomber, Bootlegger Bar and Shake Shack are also perfect for a quick bite overlooking the ocean or a sunset drink.
The Crystal Cove Beach Experience
Complimentary coach service, including a beach bag equipped with towels and water from Pelican Hill, can be scheduled at your convenience.
Crystal Cove Historic District
What was a fun escape from city life in the 1920s is now a charming place—and designated Historical Landmark—where cottages line the beach and feature rotating history and art exhibits, as well as a gift shop.
Crystal Cove Bluff-Top Trails
Crystal Cove Beach also features bluff-top trails for jogging, biking, hiking and walking with an incredible view of the Pacific. Picnic tables are also available both by the bluffs and throughout the state park where most of the higher aerial-view jogging, hiking and biking trails begin.
Crystal Cove Bike Tours
Departing from the Resort, this fun filled bike tour rides along the coastal bluff and offers breathtaking views of the Pelican Hill golf course and native wilderness. The tour also stops at the historical Crystal Cove cottages and Shake Shack and visits the tidepools along the beach.
Revel in spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Also known as Corona del Mar Beach, this local spot is perfect for swimming, volleyball or warming up by the fire pits.
Set in Corona del Mar, Little Corona is a secluded inlet that allows for a relaxing and quiet day at the beach.
This legendary Newport Beach locale is the place to catch the biggest waves. Watch the most experienced body surfers test their skills against waves reaching up to 10 feet high, as the current bounces off jetty walls.
Swimmers and sunbathers flock here for days filled with fun under the sun. Skate, bike and board rentals are popular, and just off the jetty you’ll find a prime surfing location for locals and visitors alike.
Newport Municipal Beach
This five-mile stretch of beach on the Balboa Peninsula boasts a variety of activities, and a walk or ride along the boardwalk is a great way to check out some of the most exclusive real estate in Southern California.
Back Bay Kayak Tours
This tour offers incredible views of stunning waterfront homes and yachts, as well as local sea life and birds. Experienced guides ensure an amazing experience.
Electric Boat Rentals
It’s an ideal way for family, friends or couples to soak up Newport Harbor. Captain your own cruise, and take in iconic sights in a picturesque setting. Bring your favorite tunes and arrange to have catering ready upon your departure for a relaxing cruise.
Private surf lessons are offered year-round in Laguna Beach. You can start out with “surfing basics” on the sand, then head into the Pacific with an instructor. Ask our Resort Concierge to arrange your lesson today.
Such a peaceful way to spend a day! You can choose to navigate calm bay waters or try more challenging routes out in the ocean. Instructors will teach you how to paddle properly with the best techniques for your setting.
Sea Lion Eco-Kayak Tour
Begin with “kayaking basics” on the beach, then into the ocean along the Laguna Beach coastline to explore coves, tidepools, sea lion sanctuaries and seal rockeries with a personal guide.