Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

April 7, 2021

Enjoy a Meal at Balboa Marina at SOL Mexican Cocina

Eat Mexican food near your coastal Orange County home.There are many amazing restaurants near any coastal Orange County home. The coastal location offers fresh seafood, amazing ethnic food, and tasty home cooking. When you are craving fresh Mexican food, check out SOL Mexican Cocina. There are many locations across the country but the flagship location on Balboa Marina offers an amazing waterfront patio, open concept kitchen, and interior fire pit. Sunset dining on the patio makes a memorable date night. There are weekday happy hours and live entertainment for weekend brunch and Taco and Tequila Tuesday.

Plan an Event Near Your Coastal Orange County Home at the Restaurant

Events and celebrations can also be accommodated at this location. Book an intimate celebration on the waterfront patio or in the Tequila Room with a private bar, or consider a full restaurant buyout for a large event. The maximum seating capacity for the entire restaurant is 170 people, with a max standing capacity of 240 people. Consider SOL Mexican Cocina for your next bridal shower, holiday party, birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, or wedding reception. Keep the mess out of your coastal Orange County home and give guests a party to remember.

SOL Mexican Cocina is located at 251 Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Reservations can be made online or by phone at 949.675.9800. Online ordering is also available. Party size margaritas are available for take-out, as well as other alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine. There are also party packs if you are feeding a group of people or individual entrees. The menu has a wide variety of selections. Find appetizers, salads, and soups. Other items on the menu include mariscos, specialty tacos, lunch tortas, platillos, quesadillas, taco plates, and burritos. Also come in for weekend brunch. Selections include chilaquiles, machaca wrap ahogada, breakfast burrito, and a variety of weekend drink specials. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to find the full menu and more details about SOL Mexican Cocina at the website


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March 22, 2021

Play Golf, Take Lessons, and Make Friends at Back Bay Golf Course

Coastal Orange County home owners play golf at Back Bay.For golf-lovers, one of the best things about owning a coastal Orange County home is the number of excellent golf courses in the area. One of the local favorites is Back Bay Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. It has stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The executive nine-hole course is challenging enough for experienced players but allows novices to get comfortable with the game of golf, too.

Grab Your Clubs and Head to Back Bay, Near Any Coastal Orange County Home

Whether you’re looking to improve your swing, need basic golf instruction, or want to introduce your children to the game, everyone living in coastal Orange County can take lessons from the experienced golf pros. You can schedule a private lesson to go over specific skills, including pitching, chipping, driver, dealing with fairway woods, or bunker lessons. The other option is to play a round with the pros and get specific in-game advice. At the end of the round, refresh yourself with a drink and snack and meet other golf club members at the clubhouse.

Another great way to improve your game is to participate in the many competitions hosted at Back Bay. Friends are always welcome for a friendly, competitive round. There are also ladies specials and bigger tournaments, where you can hone your skills against the challenge of other great players.

There are other perks for coastal Orange County home owners who become members at Back Bay. Visit the golf store and find excellent clubs in a wide range to suit any player, as well as stylish apparel and accessories. There’s also a full social calendar, from exquisite dinners to fun quiz nights and annual parties. Joining the club is a great way for newcomers to the area to meet new friends.

Visit Back Bay Golf Course online to learn more and find photos. To schedule a round of golf, call 949.729.1234. 


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March 15, 2021

Enjoy a Great Meal at Malibu Farm Lido Marina

Get great food on Newport Beach real estate at Malibu Farm.One of the best places to hang out on Newport Beach real estate is Lido Marina. If you happen to be there and need something to eat, do yourself a favor and head to Malibu Farm. The farm-to-table restaurant has just what the doctor ordered to cheer yourself up. Gorgeous views of the ocean, and delicious, super-fresh food and drinks.

If you need a quick pick-me-up, check out the many options for coffee, lattes, and tea. One of the smoothies is a great way to get some fruits and veggies. They also have freshly made juices and botanical sodas.

Maybe you have a little more time to spend. In that case, you should really look over the cocktail menu, as well as the beer and wine offerings. If you’re getting your order to go, don’t forget to choose one of the large format signature cocktails to take back to your Newport Beach home.

Get Amazing Farm-to-Table Meals on Newport Beach Real Estate

Malibu Farm has great brunch and dinner menus, too. For brunch, you can choose from sweet and savory, breakfast and lunch entrees. There are plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians, and people who eat gluten-free. Have a breakfast burrito or baked coconut French toast. Share a lox huarache with friends, or opt for crab cakes. There are also lots of filling salads, sandwiches, and entrees. There’s no way you’ll leave hungry!

At dinner, vegetarians will love the vegan coconut curry or vegetable paella. Seafood lovers will enjoy branzino fish tacos, salmon, octopus, or lobster. If you’re in the mood for meat, try the Korean short ribs, mustard lemon chicken, or the New York strip steak.

Don’t forget dessert. Chocolate lovers will enjoy the grilled chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie, or chocolate banana bread. There’s also carrot coconut cake, strawberry scones, or a stout float.

Newport Beach real estate owners should visit Malibu Farm online to see the full menu and make dinner reservations. 


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March 8, 2021

Celebrate Dining Out Again at Sushi Roku

People living in coastal Orange County love Sushi Roku.Anyone living in coastal Orange County who has missed eating out is in luck. Sushi Roku is taking reservations to dine in for lunch and dinner. In order to keep everyone safe, they have several important guidelines for guests.

First, please wait to make a reservation if you are not well. Second, wear a mask while not eating. Third, sanitize your hands immediately prior to entering the restaurant. All servers, cooks, and other staff will be wearing masks. Staff have their temperatures taken when they report for their shifts. All shared surfaces are sanitized every 30 minutes. Tables are sanitized between guests and are arranged so physical distancing can be observed.

Being able to dine out again is a special occasion, so leave your beachwear and flip flops at your coastal Orange County home. Dress up in business casual attire and get ready for a fun time out.

Everyone Living in Coastal Orange County Will Find Something Delicious on the Menu

Sushi lovers living in coastal Orange County can start their meal with cold or hot appetizers. There’s premium black edamame or seaweed salad with plum ginger dressing. Try the shishito Japanese peppers or miso glazed popcorn shrimp tempura. Katana’s robata skewers are super tasty. Choose from chicken and green onion, American wagyu beef, or Chilean sea bass.

For the main course, go all out with the prime rib eye steak “Japanois”, served with Japanese-style potatoes and garlic green beans. The grilled salmon is also excellent. It’s served with wasabi yuzu creme fraiche, blood orange, and fennel. Round out any meal with a bowl of ramen, miso, or fried rice. Don’t forget the signature sushi or sashimi plates. Order a glass of wine, saki, a beer, or one of the signature cocktails to really celebrate the meal.

Visit Sushi Roku online to find the full menu and make a reservation. You can also opt for delivery or take out if you prefer. 


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March 1, 2021

Come to Roger’s Gardens for TomatoMania

Go to TomatoMania near Newport Coast homes.Spring is coming and that means that it’s time for all who live in Newport Coast homes to get excited about Tomatomania! Roger’s Gardens is proud to present this event that’s in it’s 9th year. The main event will take place from February 26th through March 7th and the plant sale continues March 8th through March 28th. The event is large and fun and features a tomato sale, accessories you can use to grow tomatoes, and information about tomatoes and how to care for them. There will be more than 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants available. These include new varieties for 2021 as well as a large selection of peppers.

Find Amazing and Delicious Tomatoes to Bring Back to Newport Coast Homes

During the event, the 2021 Tomato of the Year will be introduced. Learn more about the ‘Lava Flow’ tomato that has an incredible flavor. This tomato is lovely, with a red striped skin and a flesh that features pink, red, and yellow. This tomato has complex flavors and is very juicy. It’s a great choice for a snack or salads.

Get excited about your vegetable garden at your Newport Coast real estate. Get the best jump on the growing season with high quality plants, soil, fertilizer, and accessories. Come out to Roger’s Gardens and also participate in live streams during the event. These will take place on Instagram and Facebook Live. Find such topics as Five Tips to Growing Healthy Tomatoes, Growing Tomatoes in Your Coastal Garden, and Understanding the Classes of Tomatoes. Everyone living in Newport Coast homes is invited to come to the event and participate in the live streams.Consider sharing this event with friends across the country since there are so many live streams. Everyone deserves a great harvest of tomatoes. Find more details about this event, find links to the live streams, and learn more about Roger’s Gardens


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Feb. 22, 2021

Take a Trip Around Newport Harbor with Electric Boat Rental

Newport Coast home owners rent an electric boat and see the harbor.Newport Coast home owners looking for something fun to do should check out Electric Boat Rental at Lido Marina Village. There are two boats to choose from--the Volt and the Fantail. Each one can accommodate up to 10 passengers, so feel free to bring the whole family or a group of friends for a trip around the harbor.

The boats are both very easy to steer, so you don’t have to worry about having tons of experience piloting a boat. Food and drinks, including alcoholic drinks, are allowed on board. Pack a picnic at your Newport Coast real estate to enjoy on the water. Or consider ordering take out from one of the many great restaurants at Lido Marina Village. A boat is a great place to hold a birthday party or just take a break from your Newport Coast home and breathe in the bracing sea air.

Both kids and dogs under 25 pounds are welcome on board. Kids 12 and younger must wear life jackets, which Electric Boat Rental will provide. There are even infant life jackets for babies. Adults aren’t required by law to wear life jackets, but adult-sized jackets will be on board to boat for any who wish to be extra safe.

Don’t Have Room at Your Newport Coast Home for Boat? Become a Member for Unlimited Boating

The cost to rent a boat starts at $105 per hour. Through March 31st, you can get two hours for the price of one, starting at $149 per hour. If you love boating, consider a membership. It’s $395 for the initial 12 months, which includes training in piloting. After that, the monthly membership is $295 for a contract that lasts 12 to 24 months or $195 for a contract that lasts 24 to 36 months. Membership includes insurance, maintenance, cleaning, and storage. There are no blackout dates, and you can use a boat as often as you’d like.

Visit Electric Boat Rental online to learn more about specials, membership, and to book your boat. 


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Feb. 15, 2021

Want a Break from Home but Can’t Go Far? Take a Staycation at Lido House

If you are getting bored staying at home and live in coastal Orange County, consider having a staycation. There are many amazing hotels and resorts in the area, each with unique opportunities for rest, relaxation, and recreation. One place to consider is Lido House Newport Beach. As a centerpiece of Newport Beach, Lido House sits at the former site of City Hall. The design and architecture make you feel like you are at Cape Cod and includes refined takes on nautical themes.

Lido House Is Tons of Fun and Close By If You Live in Coastal Orange County

Live in coastal Orange County and stay at Lido House.Lido House offers accommodations, a place for the community to gather, and a launch point for adventures on the beach and in the marina. There are 130 charming guest rooms available as well as five private cottages. The bathrooms include spa-like amenities, and rooms with full balconies are available. If you want to bring the whole family, consider a suite with a large living room, patio, and full kitchen. The Presidential Suite even has two bathrooms, a fireplace, a dining table that seats 12, and a large balcony.

During your stay, take advantage of the service and amenities. Treat yourself while taking a break from your coastal Orange County home. Spend time down at the beach. Bring a book and relax on the side of the saltwater pool while the kids swim. If coming with just your sweetheart, order a signature cocktail to enjoy inside a cabana. Lawn games are available to play with friends and family and there is a Social Captain that can help you find more ideas for activities. It’s a true treat to live in coastal Orange County. There are so many beautiful places to experience and explore and the excellent weather provides endless opportunities to spend time outdoors. Get out of the quarantine rut and opt for a staycation. Visit Lido House online to find more details and book your stay. 


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Feb. 8, 2021

Get Outside and Make Friends at Recreation Department Classes

Have fun with recreation classes near your Newport Beach home.All who call Newport Beach home will once again be able to participate in outdoor programs and classes through the Recreation and Senior Services Department starting the week of February 8th. The winter edition of the Newport Navigator is out and has a huge number of select in-person classes and online classes available to residents. There are offerings for all ages and interests. We are lucky to live in an area with great weather that allows for outdoor classes during these winter months.

Children can participate in a variety of in-person programs outdoors. Preschoolers can meet new friends by participating in art and theater classes, music class, Spanish basics, and the OC Tiny Tots Academy Preschool. Youth sports programs available include baby and me yoga, multi-sport classes, basketball, and soccer. Older children and teens can sign up for karate, basketball, beach volleyball, and judo and jujitsu.

Newport Beach Home Owners Have a Blast with Water Sports

Water sports and racquet sports are a great way for anyone from a Newport Beach home to get out and enjoy fresh air and physical activity in a safe way. The city offers stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals, as well as sailing classes for all ages and abilities. Youth, teens, and adults can also sign up for tennis or pickleball lessons. Locations are available all over the city with a variety of time slots.

Adults have the chance to come back to in-person classes as well. Line dancing will be held outside on the back patio of the Newport Coast Community Center. HIIT boxing and barre strength and stretch will be available as well as karate, judo and jujitsu, zumba, jazzercise, and more. Keep in mind that parks and trails are still open. There will be several free guided hikes coming up in Buck Gully. Everyone living in Newport Beach real estate is invited to take a look at the offerings and find details about costs and registration online


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Feb. 1, 2021

Go to Blackie’s by the Sea for Great Food and Drink on the Beach

Coastal Orange County home owners get drinks from Blackie's by the Sea.Blackie’s by the Sea has been regularly adjusting to still serve those who call coastal Orange County home. Blackie’s by the Sea offers outdoor seating, curbside cocktails, and beer to-go with food orders. Times are tough for all restaurants, but Blackie’s by the sea has been an iconic fixture on the Newport Beach Boardwalk and has plans to continue serving customers. The bar was founded by William “Blackie” Blackstock in 1953. It’s the only bar that can claim to have its own beach and surfbreak bearing the same name, Blackie’s Beach. Being very close to the sand and the Newport Beach Pier, many who live in coastal Orange County have many fond memories of visiting Blackie’s, especially near their 21st birthday.

Relax With a Beer or a Cocktail, Order Snacks, and Have a Beach Picnic

A full bar is offered at Blackie’s by the Sea. One of the most popular selections is the world famous blizzard beer, which is served in a frosty mug or pitcher at below 29 degrees. It’s a welcome drink after a hot day spent at the beach. There are a huge number of beers on tap with a nice mix of domestic favorites and craft selections.

The food menu is simple, but gets the job done with tasty, inexpensive selections. The turkey and swiss panini melt and the special sandwich, which is an old family recipe, are just $5. A hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich is only $4. Find a pickled egg for $1.75, or a variety of other snacks such as beer nuts, almonds, potato chips, pistachios, or pretzels for either $2 or $3. Sit outside while munching on snacks and enjoying a cold beer with friends after spending a wicked day at the beach. Also consider picking up food and beverages on your way back to your coastal Orange County home to support this longtime Newport Beach business. Call 949.675.1074 to place an order and view the full menu at Blackie's by the Sea online


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Jan. 25, 2021

Discover an Amazing Menu at Zinque and Order Take Out

Coastal Orange County home owners order from Zinque.If you’re looking for a delightful night in at your coastal Orange County home, check out the French-inspired cuisine at Zinque in Newport Beach. Zinque offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as family-style meals to go. You can even order grocery items to fill out your pantry. Everyone living in coastal Orange County will find great choices to satisfy their taste buds.

Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend. Start the day with a cup of coffee, tea, latte, or matcha. Treat yourself to a pastry like a flaky chocolate croissant. For something more filling, check out the delicious egg dishes. The breakfast sandwich is an English muffin stacked with an egg, tomato, basil, and aged Swiss cheese. For lunch, which is served everyday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., take a look at the sandwiches and tartines. The smoked salmon carpaccio is served along with potato gratin dauphinois or avocado salad.

Anyone Living in Coastal Orange County Can Find Something Yummy on the Extensive Menu

At dinner, start your meal with one of the tasty small plates. The roasted mini cantimpalitos sausages are a great choice, as are the salami toasts. If you have a bigger group, check out the charcuterie and cheese options. For a lighter main course, choose one of the bowls, like asparagus Nicoise or quinoa, roasted beets, avocado, grated carrots, and cilantro. Fill up with one of the scrumptious plates. Steak and fries are served with your choice of chimichurri or peppercorn sauce. If you're craving seafood, try the moule-frites, a plate of mussels served with shallots, white wine, pastis, and parsley with fries on the side.

If the cupboards in your coastal Orange County home are looking a little bare, Zinque has you covered. Check out the ever-changing list of fresh fruit, veggies, and staples like pasta. While you’re at it, consider ordering a lasagna or whole roasted chicken for dinner for everyone.

Visit Zinque online to see the full menu, pantry items, and place an order for pick up or delivery. 


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