The Giant Blue Whale Migration is underway in the waters off of Newport Beach. Over 530, Giant Blue Whales, and over 1,000 whales total, were seen in 2019. Giant Blue Whales are one of the largest animals that exist, some reach lengths of up to 90 feet. Other whales often seen in these waters include humpback whales, minke whales, and bottlenose dolphins are also seen. Whale watching takes place in the waters just outside of Newport Bay, in one of the largest protected marine areas, with over 60 square miles of sanctuary. Newport Landing Whale Watching is located at 309 Palm Street in Newport Beach. For more information about whale watching tours, see their website at: https://newportwhales.com/newport_beach_whale_watch_offer_20.html.
Lido Isle is a residential only Isle in Newport Harbor. There are approximately 850 homes on Lido Isle, most are Cape Cod or Mediterranean style. Located at 108 Via Palermo, this 1,500 square foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home was built in 1951. The home has been remodeled and updated over the years with a spa like master bathroom, four sets of French doors and private entrance for the main floor bedroom. The home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property with a wide forty-foot street to Strada setting. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse. The second story deck, has wonderful views of the Newport Bay and picture perfect sunsets. There is a detached workshop with an adjacent two car garage. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a clubhouse and a private beach.
Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. The population of Newport Beach is 85,000, Newport Coast is just 10,000, giving it a close-knit feel. Located at 42 Pelican Point, this 8,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. Modeled after the Baroque time period of 16th Century Europe, this sophisticated home is filled with drama, natural light and exquisite materials. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of mosaics, hand blown glass and trompe I oeil style paintings. There is a home theater, wine cellar and subterranean five car garage. There are expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, 12th hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course, city night lights and color filled sunsets. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Point is south of the Corona del Mar, on the coast side of the Pacific Coast Highway. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 48 custom built estates. The beach is within walking distance of this residence.