Newport Beach Pier
The Newport Beach Pier is located at 21st Street near W. Balboa Blvd in Newport Beach. There is parking for cars at the pier at $1.50 per hour with a maximum of $15.00 per day except on holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) when it goes to a $25.00 flat rate. There is also plenty of bicycle parking around the pier. Just bring your bike locks and secure the bike(s) to the metal stands and walk around and enjoy the ocean breeze, restaurants, and shopping nearby. If you need to rent a bicycle or a surrey, a fishing pole, beach chairs, or a boogie board, there are plenty of places nearby such as Board Walk Sports or Newport Beach and Bike Rental. Bike rentals run about $5 per hour and many have a deal if you buy 2 hours, you get the 3rd hour free.
Shops & Restaurants near Newport Pier
McFadden Plaza at the Pier Entrance
Fishing is a popular pier activity. A fishing license is not required in California if you are fishing on a public pier. Newport Pier has plenty of benches and spots to put your fishing poles up and catch fish. At the end of the pier there are fish cleaning stations and a sink to rinse off. The structure at the end of the pier was the Newport Pier Bar & Grill, but is now closed.
Fishing on Newport Pier
Images of Pier Fish at Newport Pier
Strolling along the pier is also a popular activity. The pier extends over 1,000 feet into the ocean and provides some great ocean views and terrific beach views, too. There are Pay Binoculars Viewers along the pier and for 25 cents, you can buy some time on the viewer to see far away into the ocean for passing whales or other ocean animals.
Newport Pier Binocular Viewer
Newport Pier View of Beach Shoreline