Newport Dunes CARES

Animal ConservationWater ConservationEnergy ConservationHumanitarianismOrganic IngredientsGlobal SustainabilityCommunity Involvement

Leader in the Sustainable Hospitality Movement

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary in 2019, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is proud to participate and become a leader in the Sustainability in Hospitality Movement. The resort has partnered with Pacific Marine Mammal CenterWetlands & Wildlife Care Center, and Newport Bay Conservancy to implement new initiatives for a more sustainable resort and world.

With the hospitality and tourism industry labeled as one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecasts over 1.8 billion annual international arrivals by 2030. This significant increase in tourism has also led to rising pressure on the environment. According to the UNWTO, tourism contributes to 5% of global CO2 emissions, and if this is not managed sustainably, the consequential effects of climate change will take its toll.

Clean Beach Initiative

Did you know that each time you light up the BBQ, you’re exposing yourself to cancer? Toxic chemicals from the smoke will seep into your skin. Additionally, other chemicals are toxic to the environment and wildlife. Please help protect our beaches and wildlife!

  • BBQs, grills and glass containers of any kind are strictly prohibited on the beach, sand or grass. Violators will be subject to $500 fines and citations, according to NBMC Section 11.08.060.
  • The resort has also partnered with the City of Newport Beach to offer a single-stream recycling system, in which wastes disposed in our property-wide trash bins will be sorted at a material recovery facility.

Digital Initiative

We live in a digital information era, where every single piece of information can be accessed at the touch of your finger, literally. Everything you need to know is located on our website at, giving you the option to search your needs, zoom in and out, and even screenshot or bookmark pages.

  • The resort is reducing its usage of paper and opting for digital media, encouraging guests to receive emails rather than mail. Additionally, all resort welcome packets, including resort policies and rules will be accessed on the website.
  • Resort signage will be constructed using recycled materials and old signage.

Organic Initiative

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is as committed to promoting human and animal welfare as we are committed to memorable guest experiences.

  • The resort has implemented mandates for the usage of non-toxic, recyclable or biodegradable products throughout the resort.
  • Our waterfront dining options will also serve menu items, sourced from organic ingredients and ethically-raised meats. We have strict standards to ensure everything on your table leaves the lowest carbon footprint possible and 100% free of GMOs, synthetic chemicals and hormones. 

4 R’s Initiative

Waste is anything that we get rid of or throw away. While some items cannot be used again, many are tossed before their expiration. Others are unnecessary – such as petroleum-based plastic bags, which choke the environment and kill wildlife, even though we now have access to much better alternatives.

  • REDUCE the amount of waste and disposable items used.
  • REUSE old containers, commodities, paper, and rechargeable batteries.
  • RECYCLE multi-use materials and buy eco-friendly items, such as biodegradable cups.
  • REGROW plants and fruit trees. Trees and plants are what’s keeping the pollution in check; however, with deforestation and urban development, plants are cleared away. Help regrow our natural air filters and take up gardening or grow own herbs and fruits.

A Percentage of Every Reservation is Donated to Our Worthy Charities

Relax While Giving Back