Thursday, April 26, 2012

Newport Back Bay ~ Nature & Kayaking !

If you ever get the chance and you have a day to spend in Newport Beach there are 2 places you must stop and see. First, Balboa Island ( I blogged about that little slice of paradise last week ) and second the Newport Back Bay. The best way to see the Back Bay is by kayak. Newport Aquatic Center rents one and two person kayaks by the hour. No reservations are required. The Newport Aquatic Center is located at the entrance to the Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve which spans over one thousand acres of marshlands. Guided Kayak tours are available every Saturday and Sunday. Naturalists lead the tour through the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. The Back Bay is a salt marsh estuary that is home to nearly 200 species of birds and serves as a sanctuary for migrating flocks and is also an important fishery habitat. The guide will discuss the history of the bay, and talk about native plants, birds, animals and marine life. So take a little time out from shopping and head over to the Newport Back Bay to enjoy the beauty and history (not to mention a great workout) of Newport Beach’s salt marsh estuary.

Newport Aquatic Center 1 White cliffs Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone :( 949) 646-7725

Newport Back Bay

Least Tern

Lightfooted Clapper Rail


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