The vintage California beach town is alive and well in West Newport, where surfers West Newport has all the charm of the peninsula with the convenience of easy access to Pacific Coast Highway and plentiful beaches. West Newport encompasses a large group of houses and businesses along the Pacific Coast Highway leading towards Huntington Beach, and is largely considered to be defined as anything west of Newport Boulevard which leads out to the Balboa Peninsula. This includes the neighborhoods of Newport Island and the inland Newport Shores, which have canals that interconnect them to the ocean. Many of the homes in West Newport are built right alongside the shoreline, and it’s only a matter of walking to the porch to get to your next beach day.
West Newport real estate is typically single family homes and condominiums, with two story beach houses that embrace outdoor entertaining and the close proximity to the beaches. Multiple aesthetics can be seen up and down the neighborhoods, with modern and contemporary dwellings sitting comfortably to traditional Nantucket and Tuscan finishes.
Dining is a pleasure from just around the corner, with old school favorites like Cappy’s Café and The Alley, as well as trendy newcomers like Eat Chow, Big Belly Deli and Vacancy Coffee giving high quality modern options to the locals and visitors alike that keep this area fresh. Moving east or west, you are near to countless other options within minutes. West Newport Park follows the south side of PCH, creating privacy for the homes on Seashore Dr and Oceanfront. Huntington Beach State Park and Wetlands, Sunset Ridge Park, and the Santa Ana River Trail create natural retreats for those wanting to enjoy the abundant wildlife of the southern California estuaries and sand dunes.
Single Family, Duplex
Beach Homes – most homes in original or rebuilt condition
Classic California Lifestyle
Many homes with ocean views to the south, some waterfront views to the north.
Walking distance to Newport Beach oceanfront.
Homes Currently Listed in West Newport
Other Newport Beach Neighborhoods
Home of the Wedge
Balboa Peninsula is about as quintessentially Newport Beach as you can get, with yachts, beach houses, and old-timey shops all along this sliver of land. Surfers and CEO’s alike call this home.
Private and Metropolitan
Lido Isle has the distinction of being right in the core of Newport Beach without any of the inner city drawbacks you’d expect. Set apart by bridges and the harbor, this quiet neighborhood plays host to yachtsmen and professionals.
Limited Availability, Ultimate Privacy
This tiny island off of Bayside Drive boasts private docks all around – literally. With limited space and iconic family homes scattered throughout, opportunities in this neighborhood are a real treat to catch.
Small Town in a Big Harbor
Well known for the small shops, close-knit community, and beautiful family homes within, many will recognize Balboa Island as home to the Balboa Ferry and the Jewel Streets.
The Duke’s Private Retreat
Bayshores has the distinction of being one of classic Newport’s most exclusive gated enclaves, complete with private beaches, large boat slips, and was the home of actor John Wayne for several years.
Above the Cliffs, Over the Bay
Another recent acquisition by Newport Beach, Newport Bay is a mixture of neighborhoods that includes Harbor Highlands and Dover Shores, thanks in part to their proximity to the Upper Newport Bay.
The Urban Suburban Oceanfront Neighborhood
Irvine Terrace does it all with its traditional single family homes that are close to business, play, school, and a dozen other quintessential Californian activities. Many homes here offer harbor access and ocean views.
Newport Heights is a recently annexed portion of Newport Beach that is known for its unique homes that cover multiple decades of influence. Small town meets seaside villa in many buildings.
One Ford Road
Hilltop Master-Planned Estates
One Ford Road is an award winning master planned community that allows homeowners to experience small town neighborhood with big lots and privacy, but still be in the middle of all the action.
Old World European, New World Views
Harbor Ridge is a private enclave of especially elegant and large homes that rise up into the start of the San Joaquin Hills, with several homes enjoying views of Orange County city lights, mountains, the bay, and the ocean.
Sunset Over the Waters of the Bay
Eastbluff is a large community of subdivisions that range in scale from the starter family homes to the most elegant private properties, framed by the Back Bay to the west and the San Joaquin Hills to the east.
A European Getaway with the City Lights
Life of the golf course nestled into a canyon looks really good with Newport Beach’s sparkling lights in the background. The prestigious country club and European style homes characterize this enclave that’s mere minutes from Fashion Island.