Life’s a Beach – at least it is in Newport!

Crystal Cove State Beach

When last in Newport Beach, California, I was taken to the Crystal Cove State Beach and was amazed at the wildness and beauty of this coastal spot.  A stretch of the legs from the car park, you walk down to the beach, past some cute 1930’s restored cottages (available for rental – down to the sand itself and what you see is cobalt blue ocean and rugged cliffs.  Close by, there’s the famous Beachcomber Cafe for substantial breakfasts (recommended) and when the Martini Flag is raised, time for a cocktail of course.  If you look to your left, you will see the cottage made famous in Bette Midler’s film, Beaches – now being made into a museum.

The reason for this reminiscence?  Well Visit Newport Beach has just been awarded “Best Urban Beach” by Beach Tomato (  Glad to see this lovely piece of the world has fans worldwide!

For more information on Newport Beach, go to  Easily reached by direct flights to LAX – just 3/4 of an hour drive away.

Contributor:  Sue Lowry

Visit Newport Beach is a client of Magellan PR.


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