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OC Parks operates Bayside Beach within Newport Harbor at 1901 Bayside Drive. This location also supports the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol facility and the base for the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Narwhal. 

Limited parking is available on site, and passenger pickup and drop-off is permitted within designated areas.

Shore hand-launching for canoes and kayaks is available. No trailered vessel launching is permitted. Vessel launching is available at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina: 949-729-3863 or

Five guest boat slips are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about renting the slips, as well as City of Newport Beach moorings, is available here.

A pump-out station and temporary dinghy tie-up area (24 hours maximum) are also available at this location.

The site includes restrooms, bicycle racks, picnic tables and benches, a beach volleyball court, drinking fountain and beach shower.

No fishing is permitted.


Invasive Algae – Caulerpa Prolifera

This invasive algae species was discovered in Newport Harbor in 2021. Do not collect, and please report any sightings immediately. More information:

Location Amenities
Guest Dock
Picnic areas (tables, restrooms)
Volleyball Courts