Newport Coast

Most famous residential community on the Orange County Coast.

Welcome to Newport Coast

A private community offering a lifestyle of extreme luxury
Newport Coast is a scenic master-planned community located at the southern end of Newport Beach. This private and quiet area offers a lifestyle of extreme luxury with gated communities surrounded by sprawling open spaces. The community consists of a variety of distinctive neighborhoods rising into the San Joaquin Hills above the Pacific Ocean and the unspoiled natural beauty of Crystal Cove State Park.
Newport Coast’s exquisite homes are some of the world’s most sought-after coastal properties. Development of Newport Coast began in the 1990s by master architects and luxury custom home builders, who drew inspiration from the elegance of the European Riviera. The result is an enchanting community with views of the ocean rolling out to the horizon.

What to Love

  • Luxurious gated communities
  • Masterpiece homes
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • Crystal Cove State Park 

People & Lifestyle

Newport Coast offers an enviable lifestyle of fine dining and coastal recreation surrounded by magnificent scenery. Every detail has been accounted for in the design of each of Newport Coast’s master-planned communities.

The activities the area offers are similarly impressive. The Resort at Pelican Hill boasts world-class golfing and spa treatments. Just outside Newport Coast, Crystal Cove State Park is one of California’s most beautiful stretches of unspoiled scenery. Nearby, Newport Harbor is one of the largest recreational harbors in the United States.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Newport Coast Shopping Center provides residents of this exclusive area with an array of independent shops, fitness and beauty studios, restaurants, and services. Zov’s Newport Coast is a local favorite for flavorful Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, including mezze platters, kebobs, hummus, and pasta dishes. Mustard Café puts an Orange County twist on gourmet European sandwiches with high-quality Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Mustard Café’s menu includes an extensive selection of breakfast meats, wraps, paninis, salads, soups, and desserts. Other businesses at Newport Coast Shopping Center include upscale grocery store Pavilions, stylish womenswear retailer Jeanni Champagne Boutique, and pet supply store Dogma.
The stunning five-star Resort at Pelican Hill offers several more fine dining choices. Coliseum Pool & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus next to the resort’s mosaic-lined Coliseum infinity pool. Pelican Grill pairs butcher-cut steaks, wood-fired pizzas, and ocean-fresh fish with signature craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. The ocean-view terraces at the Pelican Hill Resort’s Andrea are a great place to enjoy al fresco dining and seasonal Northern Italian cuisine.

Things to Do

 Along with being a sublime fine-dining destination, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers many more first-class amenities within its grand Italianate main building and the surrounding 504-acre grounds. Pelican Hill Golf Club boasts two exceptional golf courses designed by the legendary architect Tom Fazio. The 36 holes at Pelican Hill Golf Club offer challenging play, breathtaking landscaping, and sweeping ocean vistas

The gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park extends over 2,400 acres to Newport Coast’s south. 18 miles of trails for hiking and biking wind through Crystal Cove State Park’s spectacular scenery of inland chaparral canyons, ocean bluffs, and 3.2-mile sandy beachfront. Popular trails include a 2.5-mile paved trail running along the blufftops and a 7.4-mile loop taking in many amazing views

The historic collection of Crystal Cove Beach Cottages are a unique landmark in the state park. Built along the beachfront and blufftops between 1920 and 1940, the 24 cottages comprising this protected historic district are available for rent all year round. The 1940s-style Crystal Cove Shake Shack is another throwback attraction offering a classic menu of American comfort food and breakfast plates. Crystal Cove Shake Shack’s menu also includes more than 30 varieties of delicious shakes and malts.

To Newport Coast’s immediate north, Buck Gully Reserve has trails for hiking, mountain biking, and interpretive walks surrounding a dramatic coastal canyon. 


The Newport-Mesa Unified school district serves Newport Coast.

  • Newport Coast Elementary School, Public, K-6
  • Sage Hill High School, Private, 9-12
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