Daycation Experiences

Daycation Experiences at Newport Dunes is an adventure of a lifetime. From the beach to water sports, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in one day.

Live Like a Local

It’s no secret that vacations are awesome. But between work, family, and social events, it can be difficult to find the time to sneak away—even for just a weekend. Which is why Newport Dunes is glad to offer the latest travel trend, daycations. The concept is pretty simple. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort gives the public the chance to utilize certain resort amenities without reserving a cottage or RV site for the night. You can call it a sneak peek at what staying at the resort is like as a guest.

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Daycation Bucket List

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Daycation Beach

Right of the playground, the Daycation Beach offers a tranquil stretch of white sand and turquoise waters all the way to the bridge for guests to relax and unwind.

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Swim & Explore

The best way to explore marine life is by diving into the warm waters of the Back Bay and discover hundreds of peaceful marine species.

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Beachfront Grill & Bar

Enjoy fresh pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, handcrafted cocktails and our signature baked fries all while sunbathing on the beach. Click here for the menu and hours.

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Water Sports

Make the most out of your visit. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the clear waters of the Back Bay. Water Sports open weekends 11 AM – 4 PM.

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Radiant Rides

Light up the bay with your paddleboard as you discover another world underwater. LED Standup Paddleboards are closed and will reopen on May 28, 2021.


Inflatable Water Park

Never-ending thrills and chills await at SoCal’s largest inflatable water park in Newport Beach. Inflatable Water Park is closed and will reopen on May 28, 2021.

Parking Rates

  • 0 – 30 minutes: Free
  • 30 minutes – 2 hours: $10
  • 2 – 5 hours: $15
  • 5 – 8 hours: $20
  • 8 – 24 hours: $25
  • Lost ticket:  $50

Boat Launch Parking

  • 1st day is $15 in the winter, and $20 in the summer (May 23 – Labor Day)
  • Additional days are $20 winter and $25 summer
  • July 4th rate: $35

Frequently Asked Questions

For over 60 years, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort has been a leader and partner in the community and the tourism industry. Now we find ourselves facing a health crisis together. The health, wellness, and experience of our guests and community remain our top priority. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Newport Dunes focuses on you as if you were our own family during these uncertain times. However, during this time of global focus on the COVID-19 response, we want to take a moment and inform you about some of the additional safeguards we are taking to ensure the safety of our guests and team members.

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