Volume 8, Issue 24  |  March 24, 2023Subscribe

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Summer kicks off at Newport Dunes this Memorial Day Weekend

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort has announced the summer opening of the Inflatable Water Park and more family-friendly outdoor experiences beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30. 

“We’ve been a destination of year-round outdoor recreation and family fun for more than 60 years,” said Phil Ravenna, general manager of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. “We’re thrilled to welcome campers and the community to spend beautiful SoCal summer days at our picturesque beachfront location to create life-long memories.”

On Saturday, May 28 from 12-6 p.m., experience live DJ entertainment and a musical performance by David Rosales & His Band of Scoundrels at Pavilion C. Sip, snack and dance the day away while taking in the bay views and enjoying the entertainment with a selection of local food trucks and a full bar of libations available for purchase. An acoustic guitarist and DJ yo-b1 will be performing on the Moe B’s Munchies patio. Reserved parking for the event is $35 per car. 

Summer kicks off water park

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Newport Dunes’ Inflatable Water Park

Jump into summer at Newport Dunes’ Inflatable Water Park, home to more than 15 oversized inflatables including a 17-foot slide, two trampolines, two climbable icebergs, monkey bars, bouncers and slides. Fun for adults and children alike, the inflatables are recommended for children older than 5 years. The Inflatable Water Park will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during the holiday weekend and daily through Labor Day weekend. All water sports activities can be booked online.

Summer Kicks off radiant rides

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Radiant Rides, a light-up SUP experience at Newport Dunes

The resort’s popular Radiant Rides, a light-up SUP experience, will also resume on weekends by reservation request beginning Friday, May 27. For groups of six to 15 people, Radiant Rides offers guests the unique opportunity to tour the calm waters of the Back Bay after sunset on illuminated stand up paddleboards that set the water beneath aglow with colorful neon light.

Explore Newport’s Back Bay during the day with activities including kayaks, stand up paddleboards, pedal boats and new 21-foot electric Duffy boats. Moe B’s Watersports summer rental hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily beginning May 27. 

For the ultimate shoreside VIP experience, Newport Dunes offers private beach cabanas for daily rentals. Relax under a breezy, shaded area between dips in the calm waters of the waveless lagoon. Overnight guests can also enjoy poolside cabanas in the remodeled pool complex with heated pools and spas.

Newport Dunes Movies on the Beach also resumes after sunset every Friday and Saturday evening beginning May 27. Overnight guests and the public are invited to bring their beach chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy movies on the sand under the stars.

Moe B’s Munchies, Newport Dunes’ walk-up lunch shop will also be open Memorial Day weekend, serving a menu of American favorites including hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and salads along with snacks, beer, wine and signature cocktails. Dine on the new patio or take food to-go to relax with a serene picnic on the beach or enjoy at your campsite. During the holiday weekend, Moe B’s Munchies will be open Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Moe B’s Munchies summer hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Experience the luxury of waterfront RV and tent camping sites and cozy beach cottages for the ultimate summer glamping getaway. For those who do not own an RV, Newport Dunes can recommend local RV rental companies that will deliver an RV to your site, all hooked up and ready to enjoy.

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

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