Caspers Wilderness Park ~ Only 45 minutes from Newport Beach CA

Escape from the frenzy of the city and enjoy the tranquility of open space and wilderness. Sound like an overnight trip to some remote area? Not really, Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park is only 45 minutes drive from Fashion Island in Newport Beach. It is located adjacent to the Ortega Highway (74), just a short [ Read full article …]



Now is the great time of year to visit the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach CA

The summer crowds are gone. The weather is perfect for an enjoyable afternoon at the beach, bicycling or strolling along the oceanfront “Boardwalk”, up and down the Balboa and Newport piers or through the Main Street village and the Fun Zone. Ocean temperatures are still warm enough for comfortable swimming and the sunny beaches invite [ Read full article …]


Video Tutorial : Determine Annual Property Tax Prior to Purchase ~ Orange County Coastal Areas

A short video tutorial has just been added to the site which demonstrates how to calculate the Orange County Coastal Area annual property tax for a particular property prior to purchasing that property. What are your Thoughts?



Newport Beach 2014 Annual Christmas Lights Boat Parade viewing cruises

Tomorrow evening (December 17, 2014 ) is the start date for the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Lights Boat Parade. It is a spectacular display of boats decorated with colorful holiday lighting. The parade circumnavigates Newport Harbor and may be viewed from many vantage points. However, perhaps the most fun is to be among the floating [ Read full article …]



A Hidden Treasure ~ Pirate Tower on Victoria Beach ~ Laguna Beach CA

  The Pirate Tower on Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach is a sixty foot Norman style tower which houses a spiral wooden stairway. The tower provides access from the beach to the associated home above. The home and tower were originally constructed in 1926 as a residence for the State Senator William E. Brown and [ Read full article …]



Grab Your Board & Wetsuit ~ High Surf Is Coming To Newport Beach Dec 11 ~ 13, 2014

  Issued by NWS for: Newport Beach CA Beach Hazards Statement COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 556 AM PST MON DEC 8 2014 …SURF BUILDING THROUGH THE WEEK WITH LARGEST SURF FRIDAY AND SATURDAY… .A SERIES OF STORMS OVER THE NORTHERN PACIFIC WILL GENERATE INCREASINGLY LARGER WEST-NORTHWEST SWELLS TUESDAY THROUGH THIS [ Read full article …]



36th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk & Holiday Festival 2014

  This is the weekend! Set some time aside on Sunday 12/7/2014 to enjoy the 36th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk & Festival. The activities start at 11:00 A.M. and continue through 4:00 P.M. Below is a summary of the planned festivities as shown on the Christmas Walk Home Page:



Big surf at Little Corona del Mar Beach

  This blog entry was supposed to be about exploring the tide pools at Little Corona Beach in Corona del Mar. After reviewing tide prediction tables at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tides & Currents web site, it seemed that a low tide of 0 feet above MLLW ( Mean Lower Low Water. The [ Read full article …]



Corona del Mar Vacation Home ~ Drought Resistant Landscaping

  Owners of Corona del Mar vacations homes often ask themselves how they can landscape their properties such that very little maintenance or irrigation is required. The solution comes in the form of California drought resistant native plants. In the Corona del Mar coastal area, these plants are very tolerant of long periods without water [ Read full article …]



Newport Beach CA ~ Newport Dunes Resort presents a “The Wizard of Oz” special for their “Movies on the Beach” series

  Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is celebrating the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” as part of its free Movies on the Beach series on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest for those participants dressed as a character from “The Wizard of Oz” movie. The [ Read full article …]

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