Mariner's Mile - Newport Beach Vacation spots.. Newport Beach Mariners Mile runs
along Pacific Coast Highway between Newport Boulevard and Dover Street. It is
not the most scenic area of Newport Beach but certainly one of the most popular
for dining and shopping.
Distinguished by its nautical theme, Mariners Mile is also known as the region where traffic slows down on PCH. There are several stoplights and loss of two highway lanes in this one-mile stretch and the two elements combined almost insure that you will find yourself stopped at a light, looking at the activity in the parking lots of shops.Restaurants, art galleries, shops, convenience stores and luxury automobile and yacht sales front the harbor and the inland side of Pacific Coast Highway. This section of Newport Beach is defined geographically by a hill and plateau above Pacific Coast Highway where houses sit and enjoy not only views of Pacific Coast Highway but also the beautiful Newport Bay and Newport Harbor. Water views of Newport Harbor are mostly obscured along Pacific Coast Highway, blocked by buildings and restaurants. But for those who come to dine or take a boat ride or cruise, the views are wonderful.At Mariners Mile you can charter a boat at the marina for special events, corporate gatherings and dinner cruises, rent Duffy electric boats that seat up to 12 people or book the gondola rides that travel through the canals of Newport Beach. Restaurants along Mariners Mile include Villa Nova Ristorante, Arches, Royal Thai Cuisine, Chart House, Rusty Pelican, Joe's Crab Shack, Jack Shrimp, Margaritaville, Dolce, Starbucks, McDonalds and several others.Boats: California Coast Yacht Sales, The Crow's Nest Ship and Yacht Brokerage, Olympic Boat Centers, Intercollegiate Sailing and Rowing Base for Orange Coast College, Sea Base for Boy Scouts, Hornblower Yacht Cruises, Electra Boats, Duffy boat sales & rentals