Beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, discover the sophisticated charm of Newport Beach, California. A place so intoxicating, one taste of the perfect life will keep you coming back for more.
From sunset cruises to surf lessons, wine tastings to harbor-front promenades, we offer more things to do and more ways to spend your stay. We invite you to relax, unwind and enjoy picturesque views of California’s sunrise and sunsets – paradise is what we call it.
With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, there are ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing and aquatic sports activities.
Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty and story to share.
The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pelican Hill is perched upon the coastline, just south of Newport Beach. The Resort is a 15-minute drive from Orange County's John Wayne Airport and a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport.
With gorgeous views from nearly every vantage point and a location that is conveniently not too far from home, Pelican Hill the ideal locale to enjoy the best of everything Southern California has to offer. Unwind at the Coliseum Pool, stroll along the shoreline at our neighboring beaches, or tee off for a round of world-class golf as you soak up the radiant OC sunshine.
The hotel offers 22 treatment rooms, women’s and men’s Acqua Colonnades, relaxation lounges, fitness center, wellness classes, personal training, salon, day packages, Balanced Wellness Retreats, spa cuisine and a boutique. The hotel was also recently voted “#1 Spa in California” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine and recipient of the Forbes Five-Star rating for its sixth consecutive year now.
Golf at Pelican Hill
When jaw-dropping scenery is par for the course, you’ll need to remind yourself to keep your eye on the ball. But once you find your focus, players of every skill level are rewarded with 36 holes that test your mettle, quicken your pulse and stir your soul. Pelican Hill Golf Club is more than just a round of golf. It’s a two-course feast to make you feel as if golf is your sole reason for being. And from the moment you tee off, it absolutely is.
Crystal Cove Beach
Below the Resort sits one of the most beautiful beaches the West Coast has to offer. Distinguished as a National Natural Landmark, its three miles of pristine beach are excellent for strolling and exploring the many tide pools, as well as a swim, surf or dive into the ocean. The Beachcomber, Bootlegger Bar and Shake Shack are also perfect for a quick bite overlooking the ocean or a sunset drink.
Crystal Cove Beach Experience
Complimentary coach service, including a beach bag equipped with towels, sunscreen and water, from Pelican Hill make for a seamless day. We also arrange for chairs, umbrellas and other amenities to be waiting for your arrival.
Crystal Cove Historic District
What was a fun escape from city life in the 1920s is now a charming place where cottages line the beach and feature rotating history and art exhibits, as well as a gift shop.
Crystal Cove Bike Tours
Departing from the Resort, this fun filled bike tour rides along the coastal bluff and offers breathtaking views of the Pelican Hill golf course and native wilderness. The tour also stops at the historical Crystal Cove cottages and Shake Shack and visits the tidepools along the beach.
Crystal Cove Beach also features bluff-top trails for jogging, biking, hiking and walking with an incredible view of the Pacific. Picnic tables are also available both by the bluffs and throughout the state park where most of the higher aerial-view jogging, hiking and biking trails begin.
Southern California is synonymous with great shopping and style. Pelican Hill® features four Resort boutiques, teeming with luxe products to delight the most discerning shoppers. In addition, nearby shopping beckons visitors and locals alike with department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Exclusive boutiques offering the latest in designer fashions, one-of-a-kind jewelry stores and much more await shoppers at the beautiful outdoor shopping centers that surround Pelican Hill. Stroll the paseos, enjoy the splashing fountains and ocean breezes, and experience the best in local shopping and dining