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Upper Newport Bay Regional Park

600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660-8212
+1 949-640-6746
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Beautiful Nature Area

This area is great for nature walks or bike rides. Photographers love it here. Alot of birds pass... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Shawna B
North Carolina
Relaxed nature reserve

Nice paths to walk around the bay (only few locations along roads in rural areas). Several paths... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“nature center” (2 reviews)
“trail” (6 reviews)
“birds” (8 reviews)
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600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660-8212
+1 949-640-6746
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This area is great for nature walks or bike rides. Photographers love it here. Alot of birds pass through at different times of the year. It's a place to get away from the business of life for a while.

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice paths to walk around the bay (only few locations along roads in rural areas). Several paths only for pedestrians or bikers, which gives good nature-feeling. Good information center (north-side).

Thank arminius778
Reviewed 12 November 2016

there you find kayak, paddle boards and smalls boats for rental and there is a very good bike lane for ciclying or running

Thank Unterleider H
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is the best place to see wild life, mostly birds int he area. It is great to walk or bike around. I love it at night, when it is very peaceful.

Thank Sienna G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The "Back Bay" has gorgeous views and is fun to explore by Kayak or walking it's nature paths. It can be a little bit smelly depending on water flow from the river but a goregous walk

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I was staying at the Marriott Newport Beach Spa and Resort. The park is about 3/4 of a mile from the hotel. There is a road that runs along side the bay. It is paved and there was no traffic. I was there in the...More

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Need to get out and commune with nature? Here's the place. Good sized parking lot, well marked trails and the Nature Center too. Very clean and alive with little critters for the kids to be on the look-out for. Gardeners will love the big variety...More

Thank Lilia W
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The park is a magical place. You run into people walking dogs, riding bikes, skating, and perhaps just sitting and watching the view. It is a wonderful place that is there for everyone to enjoy. We loved riding our bikes around the whole park and...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 31 January 2016

There is a literal warren of dirt trails running through this Back Bay unimproved regional park. There are numerous species of birds on view including hawks and vultures. Some horses and bicycles use the trails, but it is so extensive that there are lots of...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I really enjoy running in this area. Lots of room on the trail and you really feel like you get away from the crazy traffic and cars in the area. Birds galore in this area and you never know what you will see next. Love...More

Thank Lumerian
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