Romantic  Camping  Ideas  for  Valentine’s  Day

Spending the weekend away, whether a local staycation or distant escape, is the perfect way to surprise your Valentine. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina offers the ideal laid-back lux vacation in the heart of Orange County. This year, we have a special offer for couples, friends, and families alike – 30% off new bookings Sunday 2/13 and 2/14 (must make reservation by calling – does not work with our online system). After you grab the deal, read on for a few romantic camping ideas to add into your itinerary.

Cozy up around the campfire

Get the fire crackling, grab a s’more kit from the Market and cozy up around the campfire with your sweetheart. Share your favorite memories while making new ones.

Firepits are available both on the beach (first come, first served) or can be rented at the Market and brought to your campsite – wood and all!

Market hours: Sunday – Thursday 8am to 6pm / Friday and Saturday 8am to 8pm

Go for a long bike ride

What better way to enjoy the outdoor than a long bike ride with your love! Rent beach cruisers from the Market and spend the day in the sunshine riding around Back Bay Loop.

Make your way to the trail on the south end of the campground, near the front gate. The loop is a 10.5 mile trail that winds around Upper Newport Bay. It has plenty of scenic spots to enjoy the view or snap a selfie! It’s the perfect romantic camping idea this Valentine’s Day.

Market hours: Sunday – Thursday 8am to 6pm / Friday and Saturday 8am to 8pm

Beach Picnic

Grab a blanket and lunch at Moe B’s and head to the beach for a romantic picnic by the sea. Prefer cooking? Cook your sweetheart’s favorite meal while camping and enjoy eating fireside.

Moe B’s hours: Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm

Stargaze on the Sand

Nature has all you need. One of the simplest romantic camping ideas is to pack your camping chairs or a blanket and head to the sand for sunset viewing. Stick around for a dreamy date gazing at the stars. Look for constellations and shooting stars in the night sky. Check out this interactive sky map for what you can see in the sky!


Get out on the water

One of our go-to romantic camping ideas for adventurous couples is exploring the Back Bay on the water. Discover the neighboring nature preserve with your honey on kayaks, pedal boats or stand-up paddleboards.

Or pick-up snacks and drinks and take a relaxing cruise on one of our Duffy Boats. There’s plenty of wildlife to see while exploring – the back bay is home to over 200 endangered species!

Water Sports Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm

Camping can be just as romantic as a dinner out or lux gift. Give the gift of a memorable experience this Valentine’s weekend at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. We hope you enjoyed our romantic camping ideas and choose to join us at the Dunes Valentine’s weekend!