6.3 Average
     
Newport Beach, California

Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort

Newport Beach, California


1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, California 92660
Phone: (949) 729-3863

Sites: 382
Recent Rate: $222 3/2017

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Latitude: 33.61437805347
Longitude: -117.89236664772
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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88 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $222.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing about this park is the view. If you get a bay-side spot, you'll have a view. That really is the only thing this place has going for it. The spots are not only extremely tight, but as other reviews indicated, there's barbed fencing on either side of your site. There was a ton of issues with water to and from the sites. They turned it off for a day (okay, that happens) but then we had emptied our fresh water the day before departing so as not to carry extra weight. Guess what? They had to shut the water off again. After 6 hours without water (that's two days), we left a day early. Before all that happened, they told the site next to us to use our water since theirs wasn't working. The pads are odd. They are packed sand with a paved patio, but no one used the patio because it wasn't big enough. Most bigger rigs parked half on/half off the patio. This place is NOT big rig friendly. The only reason we fit was because we hung off the front, and there weren't any trees immediately in front of us. The put the "picnic table" on the patio, which actually impedes your ability to get into the spot. The sewer hookup is raised and angled so difficult to have the hose stay. We had weights. You aren't assigned a spot until you check in. This is a lousy system because the end spots (the best spots) are luck of the draw. We booked months in advance and by virtue of us coming in on a Saturday versus a Friday, we got a "meh" spot for the same price. Do whatever you can to insist on an end spot. There's far more room on these spots. We would've liked to have a fence entrance in our spot and didn't want to impede on other people's sites so we had some walking to do to get to the beach. It would've been nice to have some choice over the spot when booking. Will we return? Absolutely not. It was nice to be close to Newport Beach and experience it, but this is a broken down campground with a million dollar view. They'll be in trouble if anyone else tries to open a premium resort with a similar view. They're coasting on that view for now. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1111
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Ok, so this is all about the location! Close to the water, Balboa, Corona Del Mar, walking and biking trails, and a wonderful selection of restaurants. We stayed for a month in site 3102, which was a back-in. The sites are pretty close together and on packed sand....with a concrete pad/picnic table. Parking for our Ford F150 was really tight and it felt cramped, so we hunted out a parking spot around the corner. The weekends get crowded, so those few parking spots are hard to find, unless you park at the front of the complex. It's pretty pricey, but so is the whole area! The summer prices double+, and it gets very very crowded. This park IS under in the flight path of John Wayne airport, but because of airport restrictions, flights start at about 7a and continue through 10 ish.....pretty quiet throughout the night. It didn't bother us during the day whenever we were at the site. Guard gate at the front, easy check in, nice little expensive convenience store, and Back Bay Bistro just across the parking lot (it's an OK place). We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3102
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $98.00
Overall Rating:      

Old, sites need updating. Friendly staff, security looked adequate. Good place for young children. Teens would like it. Nice heated pool and spa. It's about the location. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Balboa Island is an easy walk.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $180.00
Overall Rating:      

We were monthly renters for 6 months. We had a good time having the bay at a short walk. Clean bathrooms, market place has all you need if you run out of something. Pads were all dirt and it is noisy on the weekends. The water park is expensive and most kids last an hour and need an adult to help get them up on to the floats. Most staff is nice some is not. The pool is a zoo in summer with the summer camp that comes in there. Off season it is quiet here. Laundry machines were always broken and most were dirty inside. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4112
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't arrive too late. The way people park their tow vehicles makes it hard to back in to the sites. You'll most likely have to ask a few people to move their cars.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $97.00
Overall Rating:      

Newport Dunes is a beautiful RV park close to everything in coastal Orange County located right on Newport's Back Bay. There are lots of amenities (heated pool, gym, laundry room, etc.) and activities for kids and adults, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are reasonably level and the wi-fi is strong. We have stayed here the past three years between Christmas and New Year's but are going to look for another option for next year. Their prices have gone way up, and we don't feel we are getting our money's worth here any more. We have a smaller motorhome and use the resort's showers, but they are awful. The water only runs for 10 to 15 seconds at a time, so you have to repeatedly push a button below the shower head to keep the water flowing during your shower. Oh, and they don't heat the bathrooms in the winter, so you're cold the entire time. For almost $100/night I expect at least heated bathrooms. Also, we had to pay an additional $10 per night to reserve a specific site. All of these things make sense during the summer, but not in the winter when it is cold and the crowds are gone. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

The resort is very nice if you have a site near the water which, of course, costs more. There are many amenities and activities.

We were here for three weeks and will stay again because it is the nicest park in the area but there are some issues. They have posted rules but do not enforce them. Noise beyond quiet hours, kids racing golf carts and motorized mini bikes ignoring posted stop signs and speed limits. The site we were on had a locust tree that dropped leaves, flowers and sap constantly requiring us to clean twice daily and have the RV washed. The RV is still covered in sap.

Very crowded on weekends and parking on street in front of each site not limited to one vehicle per site (or not enforced).

Overall though, a very nice park with many things to do and very convenient location. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

While this campground has a great location right on the bay, with plenty of water sports available, I just can't give it a good rating. It is incredibly claustrophobic in spacing. We could not even extend our awning all the way. Most people had their outdoor chairs and fire pits in the street in front of their RV's because there is just no room in the spots to do so. Kids play in the street despite the fact that there is a beach 2 minutes away. It is so crowded that our neighbors had to move their cars and tow-vehicles in order to let us and others maneuver our trailer into the spot. The people are nice, the bay is nice, but it is just to tight of a space to be comfortable. Really cramped! We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $88.00
Overall Rating:      

Guy on front desk was very helpful when we asked for a different spot. Pitches are sandy gravel which make a real mess when walking in and out. Showers were Luke warm at best. Communal shower room with plastic curtains on each booth. Curtains too small. Building big and cold. I feel they are trading on their location of Newport Beach. NB may be one of the richest places in the country but even so, for $88 per night it really needs to be better than this. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2313 Premi
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a month in a 40 ft motorhome. The park is very old, outdated and the sites are too small for motorhomes with slides. Our site had a broken chainlink fence in the back that make it very difficult to position the coach correctly or safely. We used bath towels to protect our rear light lenses (honestly!). Garbage was left at our site. LOTS of rules, but no enforcement of them. Speed limits are not enforced or is picking up after pets. Parking is a joke. Yes, we took our concerns to management. No, we will not use this park again despite it being so close to our family. The fact that they are on water is keeping them in business. Very disappointed. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close

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Review Count: 176
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $130.00
Overall Rating:      

It is expensive for the bay front. The sites are tight and the hook-ups are hard to use especially the sewer as it is about 4-5 inches higher than the ground. Like many older parks, they where not designed for the size of todays rigs. It would be nice to see part of the park redone to accommodate larger rigs. In spite of the negatives we would stay here again. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
1117
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been here other times at this resort. This time for ten days. It is certainly magnificent. Private beach, spacious and comfortable and fully serviced plots. Whenever we come to Los Angeles in motorhome choose this resort for our stay, even though it is 50 miles from the airport. Near South Coast Plaza, Home Depot, etc., which is always interesting. The only problem is its proximity to John Wayne airport, but flights start at seven AM there. The wifi works great and convenience store is well stocked and very friendly staff in all areas of the resort.

Highly recommended, although slightly risen in price. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $110.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I are from Spain and we are making a trip through the USA. We went in March from Miami, Fl and we're done for now, in Los Angeles in August. We stayed at this campground because we knew another time we were in it 20 years ago. It is a site that can be described as luxury. It has its own beach and plots, although not very large, yes are comfortable with all amenities. In this site we have seen the most luxurious RVs along our journey. Keep in mind that the area, Newport Beach, is the best of southern LAX. Nearby is the South Coast Plaza, magnificent shopping center that should be seen. It it not too quiet, being near the John Wayne Airport, whose flights begin at seven o'clock. The Wi-Fi is very good. It is very well maintained and the facilities are good. Recommended. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $110.00
Overall Rating:      

Overpriced at $110 per night. Park on loose dirt. Dilapidated picnic table and bench, could not be used. Very small spaces, camped on top of one another. Pacific Coast Highway noise. Under air flight path. If you pay the extra for a waterfront spot, you will enjoy it more. We will not be back. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and enjoyable park. The staff were friendly. A nice place to stay for people who like to have amenities and nice surroundings. It can be a little difficult to get into your site but once you are parked you will have a great vacation. Book early to get a waterfront site. The beach is literally in front of your site. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $89.00
Overall Rating:      

Really tight spaces separated by chain link fence. It was quite a project to maneuver our 38' 5th wheel in and it just about touched the back fence. Neighbors are only a couple of feet away. And we had the wheels on the concrete patio on one side and on the sand on the other. Not well maintained. The picnic table was so disgusting that we moved it to the hookup side of our site and the paint is peeling on the fences. Very low water pressure - the maintenance staff came out and checked it but never did anything about it. It's close to everything in Newport Beach (including the very busy highway) and the only game in the area. Other reviews by big rig owners in the waterfront spots are correct in their assumptions about the non-waterfront spots. The waterfront spots are nice and $$$$$. If we came back here we'd still stay here as there's nothing else for miles. It's expensive like any other beach property. We camped at Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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