Explore the Beauty that Surrounds Us.

Located near some of Southern California’s most coveted activities, The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach is the perfect place to launch into a day of exploration. From a variety of pristine beaches, water activities and premier shopping nearby to art galleries and theatrical performances, you are free to create an itinerary tailored specifically to your interests.

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NEARBY BEACHES

Pursue the ultimate in seaside relaxation and ocean recreation at some of California’s most picturesque beaches. For additional information or to make arrangements, we invite you contact the Resort Concierge by phone at 855.315.8214 or by email at concierge@PelicanHill.com.

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.

Crystal Cove Beach Experience
Complimentary coach service, including a beach bag equipped with towels, sunscreen and water, from Pelican Hill make for a seamless day. We also arrange for chairs, umbrellas and other amenities to be waiting for your arrival.

Crystal Cove Historic District
What was a fun escape from city life in the 1920s is now a charming place where cottages line the beach and feature rotating history and art exhibits, as well as a gift shop.

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.

Big Corona
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.

Little Corona
Set in Corona del Mar, Little Corona is a secluded inlet that allows for a relaxing and quiet day at the beach.

The Wedge
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.

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NEWPORT HARBOR AND OUTDOOR

One of the finest small boat harbors in the world, Newport Harbor offers activities along its picturesque waterways, including Duffy boat cruises, dinner cruises, deep-sea fishing and whale watching.

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 of up to 8 passengers and take in iconic sights in a picturesque setting. Bring your favorite tunes or arrange to have catering ready upon your departure for a relaxing cruise.

Surf Lessons
Learn to surf from some of our most legendary surfers. 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.

Paddleboard Lessons 
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.

Catalina Island Excursion
Spend the day doing whatever interests you.  From shopping, dining and relaxing on the beach to scenic island tours, scuba diving and zip lining the island’s terrain, this 22-mile island offers a charming escape filled with fun and California’s rich history.

Sailing and Yacht Charters
Enjoy an exhilarating day on the open seas or relax as you cruise through the harbor. An experienced captain and crew are on board to ensure every detail and request has been met.

Sea Lion Eco-Kayak Tour
Begin with “kayaking basics” on the beach and then into the ocean to paddle along the Laguna Beach coastline to explore coves, tidepools, sea lion sanctuaries and seal rockeries with a personal guide.

For additional information or to make arrangements, we invite you contact the Resort Concierge by phone at 855.315.8214 or by email at concierge@PelicanHill.com.

Shopping

Southern California is synonymous with great shopping and style. Pelican Hill® features four Resort boutiques, teeming with luxe products to delight the most discerning shoppers. In addition, nearby shopping beckons visitors and locals alike with department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Exclusive boutiques offering the latest in designer fashions, one-of-a-kind jewelry stores and much more await shoppers at the beautiful outdoor shopping centers that surround Pelican Hill. Stroll the paseos, enjoy the splashing fountains and ocean breezes, and experience the best in local shopping and dining.

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Resort Shops

Allegra® Located next to The Spa at the main entrance of the Resort, Allegra carries top designers that infuse that fresh California style into your wardrobe. You’ll find new favorites to wear for any occasion, be it a day at the beach or an alfresco dinner under the stars.

Golf Shop Located in The Pelican Hill Golf Clubhouse, the Golf Shop has selections of preferred name golf apparel, headwear, accessories, equipment and gifts. We carry the latest and best products from the most famous names in golf.

Newsstand & Gifts Browse a selection of everyday necessities and exclusive Pelican Hill® mementos at Newsstand & Gifts, conveniently located in the Concierge area adjacent to Caffè.

Spa Boutique Take the spa experience home with a collection of well-respected skincare and cosmetic lines in addition to signature products produced exclusively for the Resort. There is also a distinctive selection of gifts, books and apparel.

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Fashion Island

In the heart of Newport Beach is Fashion Island®, offering unique shopping and dining in a beautiful open-air atmosphere. Fashion Island is Southern California’s premier coastal shopping destination with an ocean view and nearly 200 stores, including Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and numerous exclusive boutiques, as well as many casual and fine dining restaurants. Some of the popular dining destinations include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and True Food Kitchen. ~ www.ShopFashionIsland.com

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Corona Del Mar Plaza

Corona del Mar Plaza is located on scenic Pacific Coast Highway and provides a beautiful outdoor getaway of shopping, dining, gourmet food stores and more. The upscale coastal center features a unique selection of one of-a-kind boutiques, well-known favorite stores and restaurants with relaxed patio dining, including Gulfstream and Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille. There are also gourmet delights such as Bristol Farms, Jack’s Surfboards and Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream. ~ ShopIrvineCompany.com

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Crystal Cove Shopping Center

Crystal Cove Shopping Center features a unique collection of exclusive designer boutiques, well-known retailers, fine home furnishings and distinctive dining – all with a stunning ocean view. Spend the day shopping the open-air center, then take in the ocean as the sun sets over the horizon from Mastro’s Ocean Club, Javier’s, Tamarind of London, Bear Flag Fish Company or other popular restaurants at the center. ~ ShopIrvineCompany.com

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Irvine Spectrum Center

Featuring beautiful architectural details inspired by Andalusia, Spain, Irvine Spectrum Center is an energetic outdoor center featuring more than 130 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, H&M and numerous others. The center is renowned for its wide variety of boutiques, as well as restaurants, an Improv, one of Southern California’s largest movie complexes and a giant 108′ Ferris Wheel. ~ www.ShopIrvineSpectrumCenter.com

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The Market Place

One of Southern California’s most popular shopping and dining destinations, The Market Place offers something for everyone. The center offers popular national stores, as well as the best names in home electronics and more. There is also an array of dining options, including the popular Taco Rosa, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and The Lazy Dog Cafe complete with a movie theater. ~ ShopTheMarketPlace.com

THEATER AND ARTS

Art Festivals

Sawdust Art Festival ~ www.sawdustartfestival.org 
Pageant of the Masters ~ www.pageanttickets.com
Art-A-Fair Festival ~ www.art-a-fair.com

Theaters & Museums

Irvine Barclay Theater ~ www.thebarclay.org
Performing Arts Center ~ www.ocpac.org
Orange County Museum of Art ~ www.ocma.net
Laguna Art Museum ~ www.lagunaartmuseum.org
The Irvine Museum ~ www.irvinemuseum.org
Laguna Playhouse ~ www.lagunaplayhouse.com
Pacific Symphony ~ www.pacificsymphony.org
Improv ~ www.improv.com