Sunday, 04 April 2010 18:26
In the early 1900s, the community of Newport Beach and Orange
County made a huge effort to build one of the most beautiful
harbors along the Southern California coastline. Rerouting the
Santa Ana River from the Lower Bay into smaller channelwaterways
was the birth of the harbor’s formation and the
Newport Beach Yacht Club.
Soon to follow were the “beautiful people” of the Golden State.
By the late 1940s and 50s, the area was surrounded by Hollywood
celebrities: James Cagney, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Spencer
Tracy, and John Wayne, to name a few, all with their lavish boats
and ocean lifestyle.
Today, among the pelicans, herons, gulls and famed black swans,
you can find the perfect place to paddle. Newport Harbor Balboa is
a spot to cruise without the crowds or go for a quick workout.
If you’re looking for equipment or paddle lessons, be sure
to check out Paddle Power, just a stone’s throw away from the
launching area. See Jim and Julie Smiley, guaranteed to get you
up and paddling in five minutes!
Newport Harbor Balboa is a great place to
cruise without the crowds.
1500 W Balboa Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Jim & Julie Smiley
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