West Newport Beach is the western end of the Newport Beach Municipal Beach before the area at Santa Ana River. West Newport Park parallels Pacific Coast Highway here and has a nice sports facility just south of the intersection of Seashore Drive and 57th Street. This public sports complex has many sport courts for tennis, hoops, and handball. The beach here is wide and less populated than the beaches near the Newport Pier and Balboa Pier to the south. Sand volleyball courts line the beach between here and the mouth of the Santa Ana River where surfers congregate in an area nicknamed “River Jetties.” Numerous parking lots are all along Seashore Drive between the river and the sports complex.
Seashore Drive and Prospect Street Newport Beach, CA 92663