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Author Topic: Which beach to fly when staying in Newport Beach?  (Read 483 times)
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« on: June 22, 2012, 06:14 PM »

I'm staying in Newport beach over the weekend.

Looking forward to flying in beach winds vs. my local bumpy winds.  Smiley

I'm expecting the beachs to be crowded, so is their a better beach for stunt kites. (Newport, Huntington, Seal etc)

Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 06:54 PM »

The best wind can be found at Huntington State Beach, between Brookhurst and Magnolia Streets.
Parking is a bit pricy, but the beach is over 100 yards wide, and the winds are steady right to the deck.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 09:09 PM »

If you go to the northwest end of Newport Beach (check Google maps for Seashore Drive), and if you get there early enough (or are really lucky on a weekend, you can park on the street for free and walk two short blocks to the beach.  You'll be parking in front of the crammed-in beach houses.

For ease of access, Huntington State Beach is easier - just pay your $10 (or at least that's what it was 5 years ago when I lived in Orange County), and you'll have plenty of spaces to park.

Once you get on the beach itself, there's normally plenty of room for flying, especially if you fly on the inland half of the beach

The wind will be the same at either place.  Have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 11:21 PM »

Newport Beach it is.

Thanks to you both for the information.



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