Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
The brackish water of the Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, where runoff from the San Bernardino Mountains meets the sea, supports more...
Four miles long but less than a half mile wide, the Balboa Peninsula has a white-sand beach on its ocean side and countless stylish...
Muth Interpretive Center
This friendly wine shop offers New World wine and craft-beer tasting flights, plus small plates of artisan cheeses and charcuterie.
Bustling Zov’s is the creation of local chef Zov Karamardian, known for her Mediterranean-style dishes prepared with California flair....
Mother’s Beach information
At the easternmost end of the Marina there is a decent stretch of sand that spills into the murky channel where boats bob in their slips and everything is bathed in golden light at sunset. There are no waves, and we wouldn’t suggest swimming here, even if there are lifeguards on duty in the summertime.