The Newport Beach Pier gives you a fantastic view of the sunset over the Pacific in Orange County, California. The pier has sweeping views of the surrounding fancy houses, and you may also get to see lots of the local fisherman catching the freshest seafood off the pier. But the real star of the show is the sun, of course, which puts on an incredibly colorful show before dipping down beneath the waves. Definitely a must-do if you're in Southern California! (#beach) Every year the city of Newport Beach does a boat parade around the harbor. The best part is that, in addition to decorating the boats for Christmas, they decorate the docks and houses along the waterfront. It’s a Christmas wonderland! Come to the balboa pier and play the arcade games, eat some pizza, and ride the Ferris wheel! This butterfly is called a Mourning Cloak, probably for obvious reasons.
An aside here: the assigning of common names to different species of butterfly, moth, dragonfly, and the like, seems to have become something of an art, with a myriad collection of modern Adams deftly tugging the most delicate and creative epithets out of thin air and laying them like mantles over one species after another.
I kind of look forward to finding new ones, just to hear the subtle and surprising names they've been given. Beautiful sunset at balboa island. Enjoying the last days of November! Bacon wrapped pickles...YES! A culinary masterpiece! An enchanting [but lousy] picture of the real McCoy -- an adult Black-capped Night Heron -- stalking with the kind of purpose only Herons seem to have. He was at the base of the breakwall along the Santa Ana River, ignoring everything but the task at hand. You just have to admire something that can maintain that level of concentration over such an extended period of time.
I know, what was I saying...? 3...2...1... Launch...
Epic waves brought surfers, body boarders and crowds to watch it all.
#BvSWater Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes? Why not! Looking for perspective come out and play at the wedge! Surf is up!
#waterlust Regardless of the weather - the beaches & piers at Balboa and Newport are stunning year round. Bring a friend and relax as the waves come in...
#BvSWater #longexposure #ocean #pier ...from Balboa Island.
Its a great little island to see the funky homes, grab a coffee or a quick bite to eat.
If you aren't in a hurray, there is also a three car ferry that putters across to the peninsula. Sedum at sunset.
The variety and number of these on the property was really astonishing. This is a Western Side-blotched Lizard.
If you're looking for a lesson in herpetology and you don't feel like forking out the cash for a college lecture, head to the wilderness areas of Southern California.
Bring water, though. They don't need it, but you sure will. Bird on a wire. More specifically, a Scrub Jay on a wire. But that kind of ruins the poetry, doesn't it? Bougainvillea bush at night under incandescent light.
Did not have much chance to share some of the marvels of the house where we stayed in the OC.
Such a beautiful place. At night or during the day. A whole urn-full of sedum basking under the long, late rays of the sun. Just another beast shot yesterday...
#waterlust The first view of the Santa Ana River as you come up off the trail from the Talbert Refuge/Park/Preserve -- take your pick.
It's a very calm river at the moment, since most of its water has evaporated into the sky and is drenching some other part of the world for the time being. I hear it can race along at a good clip when the channel is full.
But it didn't bother me too much to see it that way.
I went for the R&R, and, at every turn, the landscape seemed to do its best to accommodate me. Great view from awesome homes located here in Newport Beach. Go time These Southern Alligator Lizards were everywhere in the park, and, as you can see, they're practically invisible until you're nearly on top of them. But a few of them must be used to people, because they just sit there letting you get uncomfortably close.
The fact that they can outrun a lightning bolt to the bushes probably helps give them the confidence they need to stick around.
I should add that these are common everywhere in Southern California. You can't walk a path without seeing one -- or not seeing one -- if you catch my drift. A bit more muted color scheme with the incandescent lights still waiting on their timer.
Remember that bird on the wire. Newport Beach, CA. December 20, 2015. Newport back bay beautiful all times of the year . Even during the winter you can still experience a beautiful sunset View from the Newport Beach pier. Just something fun for family and friend to do for the summer in California Heavy shallow waves
#waterlust Talbert Regional Park goes by many names. One other is the Talbert Nature Preserve. They all refer to a 91.5 acre tract abutting the Santa Ana River in Costa Mesa, which has only been a park for about 20 years, and which spent a great deal of the last century under brackish outflow from the river proper.
First impression: it looks like a converted sandlot. That is, a converted sandlot that takes up about the same acreage as an aircraft manufacturing plant. That's California, folks. You don't really know what scale is until you see how much there is of everything here. Not to wander to far afield, but I actually did see a sandlot or two when I was there. Each was bigger than the central downtown core of Portland, Oregon.
Like I said, scale.
Hike into the sandlot for a bit and you'll soon see things were not as they seemed. The place is teeming with wildlife. Mostly small wildlife -- garden lizards, well-fed squirrels, every songbird you can think of, and a bevy of insect life, some of which may be attracted to your blood type.
And the flowers are incredible. You'll never mistake this for the Butchart Gardens, but the variety of flora is extremely impressive, especially for a sandlot.
The #beach #ocean #waterlust #newportbeach #california Anti Lab Mall The beach clears out after 4...just in time for some sunset yoga. #lens4change #BeachBound I love a pacific coast sunset. #newport #beach #california The Balboa Beach Pier makes for a great photography subject but it's also an incredible place to spend time with family & friends. Parking is typically easy to find and it's a great way to spend the evening! A cloudy Newport Beach California. It's certainly just as busy as any other SoCal beach around here but the boardwalk area is fun for cruising a beach cruiser While waiting for our boat to take a spin around Newport Harbor, we were greeted by one of the resident fowls of Newport Beach. Sunset in Newport Beach. Beautiful Tones... A walk on the beach is always a good idea. Especially on gorgeous January SoCal days! #lens4change #BeachBound #sunset last night at the beautiful Newport #Beach Sunrise walk at the pier... beautiful Couple of Newport Beach, watering hole institutions, and some of what remains of the old school, Newport Beach, apres surf culture of yesteryear: Blackie's and The Beach Ball. If you are in town, and want a taste of the real surfer/biker/beach bum- lifer culture, you need to saddle up to one, or both of these bars. So great to see they've made it this far. Bottoms up! Finding a reason to get out of bed #beach
Seems time has stopped in this SoCa community and that's want I enjoyed the most here: slow pace stroll on a beach, a bike ride, and grabbing a lunch at one of the local eateries. Take a $1 ferry ride to a Balboa Island for shopping and tourist attractions Christmas tradition in Newport Beach brings a huge tree in for decoration. This years edition is purportedly 90 feet high. A cool sign in Belize!!! The perfection exists !!! . Morning stroll before the winds gets stronger. Great spot overlooking the harbor, with average (bar) food, but really cold beer and lots of old-school character. I used to frequent the place in the mid 80s, and it's still going strong. Once owned by Chuck Norris's wife, Linda. Rollerblading Huntington Beach to the Wedge. #beach Mimosa sampler! Waves at the Wedge! If you want to see a strong current I suggest you come here! #waterlust #pigeons #beachside #sand #beach #ocean #waterlust #newportbeach #california Waiting for the Freelance Harbor cruise to see the nicely decorated houses for Christmas. This Chef doesn't mess around. A bit pricey however the food is so worth it! The duck liver pate was absolutely amazing and you have to try the octopus salad. I have never in my life has such tender octopus! The fillet with roasted garlic is another favorite. The Fall and Winter months the Chef serves a steak tatare and is how it should be prepared; with a quail's egg! Jet packing over Newport, California! #waterlust If you find yourself in Newport Beach or really any of the OC and want some of the freshest fish and crab possible head over to the Dory Fishing Fleet Market.
You'll need to get up super early if you want the best selection but man is it worth it! You'll want to check their website to see what's in season before you go. Enjoy! Like is an adventure... enjoy it! Love this spot; try to visit early AM every trip to Newport (15th St.). Best breakfast burrito in SoCal, hands down, served right on the strand/sand. Amazing donuts! Made with fresh ingredients everyday! The flavors are well put together! Love the maple/bacon, however the rosemary is a great option as well! Check them out!!! Balboa Island 2017 A place to see some up close a personal waves and riders Ok ok I get it. Shortest line at the fair! Surprisingly, the BEST fish and chips I've ever eaten. The restaurant is right on the water with inside or outside seating. Great service! Bam! #beach Corona Del Mar Palisades Tennis Club is a great place to drop in and play tennis - everyone was very friendly and the facilities (and bar!) are great. #lifeatexpedia September evening in Newport Beach 2008 in USA Summer Sunset - Balboa Pier Newport Beach #LoveMyTown Take a long way home !!! Raving! What a wonderful experience to paddle at night. Loved every second of it! A wonderful way to re-charge batteries after a busy week... One of the things about California is their love for in and out burger. Definitely a Californian! Sometimes you just got to eat burger an in and out burger. No matter how obsessed we are of being healthy and fit every now and then we splurge.😍 2017 Catalina Crossing Finish After Party. A great end to a great season for all Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe racers in the southern CA region. #Festival Sunrise walk Another great afternoon with my inflatable SUP View toward NB Fresh! The best BLT I've ever had.
#restaurant #california #gastropost Best micheladas around! Sunset on Balboa Pier Another watering hole to add to your list of old-school, surfer hangs. This place is as old as the hills, and it's so cool to see it's still going strong. Love the message on the marquis (classic)! Paddleboarding towards the sunset with my nixy iSUP 2017 Catalina Crossing Finish. 35 mile outrigger canoe race finale for the season. #Festival View from Castaways Park House at the “V” Cute patio. Tasty foods. Hey #newportbeach #ocean #waves #california #beach #waterlust Loved this little community. You can walk everywhere. The Bay of Newport at night so calm.
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Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities


Offering direct access to the beach, this Balboa Peninsula bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Balboa Beach and Newport Pier. Huntington State Beach and Balboa Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a rooftop terrace and a meeting room. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and wedding services.

Room Amenities

All 11 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and room service. In addition to upscale touches like fireplaces and deep soaking tubs, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels and premium bedding.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

The bed & breakfast offers a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This beach bed & breakfast also offers a rooftop terrace, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Dorymans Oceanfront Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 11 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wedding services 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • 24-hour front desk 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Fireplace 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Dorymans Oceanfront Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Dorymans
  • Dorymans Inn
  • Dorymans Oceanfront
  • Dorymans Oceanfront Inn
  • Dorymans Oceanfront Inn Newport Beach
  • Dorymans Oceanfront Newport Beach

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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