12th longest ocean pier in California. Length is Open 6 a.m. to midnight.
Length = 1,322 feet. Fishing is free. Wash basins, bench seats,
Calif.--Newport Pier was established in 1891 and for over 100 years,
fishermen and women have enjoyed the pier's vantage point where you can see
Catalina Island in the distance, the Balboa Peninsula to the south, and
Huntington Beach AES power plant to the north.
One of the favorite activities for those seeking to relax, the
Newport Pier provides many R&R attractions
such as its seat benches for watching the waves roll in and out, and periscopes
to see migrating whales up close.
From the view in the photo you can see houses that line the beach along the
Newport Peninsula to the south. North of Newport Pier the homes are primarily
rentals. The rentals thin out to the south, and eventually home-owners living in
their houses become the prominent Newport residents past the other visible pier,
Balboa Pier. The peninsula dead-ends at The Wedge, a turbulent spot where waves
hit the jetty entrance and exit to Newport Harbor.
Newport Pier is easy to stroll with parking at the base of the pier. It costs
around $0.25 for 10 minutes of parking (bring lots of coins).
Beach hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Pier open 5 a.m. till midnight.
Dog policy: Dogs are permitted on the beach from 6 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. &
5:01 p.m. to 10 p.m.