Bayshores

Overview

Overview: One of Newport Beach’s smallest and most beautifully tranquil communities is Bayshores. This guard gated neighborhood has over 250 single-family homes. Many people want to live in Bayshores because it is such a family-friendly community and away from crime and other issues that larger neighborhoods deal with. Although there are some restaurants and coastal businesses in the area, the majority of the buildings are homes. People who live in Bayshores or visit the area have the pleasure of enjoying the wonderful views of Newport Harbor. It is one of Newport Beach’s finest neighborhood because it has so many desirable community amenities. This little community has a park, two private beaches, a playground, barbecue area, and a dock for guests. Even though there are more residential buildings than anything else in the area, Bayshores is surrounded by nearby neighborhoods and areas that have tons of restaurants, stores, parks, and fun activities.

Location: The Bayshores area is located off the Coast Highway, right near the Dover community. It is in the southern part of Newport Beach. Southwest of this neighborhood is Lido Isle, a man-made residential island with a population of 1,800. Five miles south of Bayshores is Balboa Village, which sits on the edge of the Balboa Peninsula. Bayside Cove is less than two miles east of this community. Almost three miles southeast of Bayshores is Corona del Mar, a major neighborhood in southern Newport Beach. If you needed to travel to Newport Coast, you would need to travel almost eight miles.

Commutes: Being on the coast of Newport Beach makes commutes to different areas easier because it is near the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This north-south major state highway runs along the coast. Bayshores residents and visitors are able to travel on this highway to get to different cities along the coast of California as well as other places of Orange County. Bayshore Drive is the major road and runs on the outskirts of the neighborhood. Going to other cities in Orange County is possible through either traveling on the highway or driving on Dover Drive and then on East 19th Street.

Culture: This family-oriented community values tradition while being open to different types of families. There are events and activities within the community that welcome all residents who want to participate. They even host a winter event for everyone to watch the Newport Harbor Christmas Parade of Lights together. As Bayshores is a gated community that is guarded by security personnel, families feel more safe and protected against outside unwanted activities. This helps to decrease chances of outside crime or violence coming into Bayshores. This area is filled with adventurous people who enjoy being in the great outdoors on the sandy beaches.

Schools

Overview: Bayshores families have the option to enroll their students in private schools or public schools. The private schools in this area are great for students who prefer smaller classrooms, more specialized courses, and a wider range of extracurricular activities. Parents who enroll their students in these types of schools expect the best of the best. They believe that Newport Beach private schools are much more flexible in schedules, courses, instruction, and activities. The privates schools near Bayshores are either secular or have a religious affiliation. Families that choose to enroll their students in public schools are zone within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. This school district stands out because the school officials go above and beyond to ensure students have the skills to excel in and out of the classrooms. Newport-Mesa has over 22,000 students within 32 schools. It has plenty of resources that are needed to accommodate the students.

Schools

Elementary Schools

Harbor View Elementary School at 900 Goldenrod Avenue.

Harbor View Elementary School enrolls students from kindergarten up to the fifth grade. This school is known for challenging elementary school students to grow as scholars. School officials and teachers believe that after school clubs are just as important as the subject core classes. Students take classes in subjects such as basic math, American history, class reading, writing, and computer science. They can also sign up for extracurricular activities including choir, theater, orchestra, and student government. This engages students and gets them excited about learning. These young minds are being prepared for middle school and able to explore their passions.

Lincoln Elementary School at 3101 Pacific View Drive.

Lincoln Elementary School is one of the most prestigious public schools in Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It has been given multiple awards for successfully instructing elementary students and providing the programs they need to become future leaders. These awards include 2014 Exemplary Arts Education and California Distinguished School in 1997, 2004 and 2016. While this school is located in central Corona del Mar, it is only about three miles away from Bayshores. Students at Lincoln accept nothing less than stellar achievements. Students are encouraged to be critical thinkers. This elementary school offers a quality Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE).

Middle Schools

Ensign Intermediate School at 2000 Cliff Drive.

Less than a mile away from the Bayshore community is Ensign Intermediate School. This middle school enrolls students in seventh and eighth grade. Ensign values the importance of providing outlets for students to learn about the talents they possess and the skills they need to improve. The school has a wide range of clubs, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. These enhance the education of the students. They look forward to collaborating with other peers to complete a task or learn something new. Ensign has engaging activities that include orchestra, French, Spanish, life skills, robotics, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and more.

Corona del Mar Middle School at 2985 Bear Street.

In the surrounding area of Bayshores, students can enroll in Corona del Mar Middle School for grades sixth through eighth. Students are required to maintain proficient grades in all of their classes, especially if they want to participate in extracurricular activities. This school has a competitive athletics department that has track, cross county, football, tennis, cheerleading, and more. For a middle school, students have opportunity to learn more languages than most. Corona del Mar Middle School has several world language courses such as French, Mandarin, and Spanish. Students also have the option to opt to enroll in computer technology courses.

High Schools

Newport Harbor High School at 600 Irvine Ave.

Newport Harbor High School is known as a high-quality public high school that readily prepares every student to be successful after graduation. This International Baccalaureate School has been serving students from ninth to twelfth grade since 1930. Students enroll in courses such as physical science, world language, fine arts, and performing arts, along with the core subjects. For students who have a passion for technology, Newport Harbor offers a career technician education course that gives students skills and training for this field. This course is designed to prepare students for management, finance, and marketing computer science careers in the future.

Corona del Mar High School at 2985 Bear Street.

Bayshores students in grades ninth through twelfth can enroll in Corona del Mar High School. This school is focused on helping students excel in their academics, graduate, and attend college. Corona del Mar has college-preparatory courses like Advanced Placement (AP), which give students a peek at how courses are ran in colleges. These AP courses provide high school students with college curriculum. They raise GPAs and help students have the opportunity to earn college credit. Also, students can learn different languages. Outside of academics, Corona del Mar High School offers different sports year-round including basketball, water polo, baseball, and football.

Private Schools

Newport Christian School at 1000 Bison Avenue.

Newport Christian School is a faith-based school that serves students in grades kindergarten through eleventh. Founded in 1980, this school continues to grow yearly. Just recently, eleventh grade was added. Newport Christian School has a mission to move closer to its goal of have all primary and secondary grades available. The core academics for students include mathematics, language/phonics, reading, science, history, the Bible, foreign language, and penmanship. This school has several electives that are in place to enhance student education and give students the flexibility to choose certain classes they want to take. School officials also value the arts.

Harbor Day School at 3443 Pacific View Drive.

One of the most distinguished private schools near the Bayshores community is Harbor Day School. Kindergarten through eighth grade students are able to take advantage of the many electives courses as well as the extracurricular activities. This private school provides high-quality instruction and curriculum that challenges the minds of the students. This school is secular and not affiliated with any specific religious group. Harbor Day has been taking care of students in Newport Beach for over 60 years. Because the classroom sizes are smaller at this school compared to public schools, teacher can successfully engage and learn their students better.

Housing

Overview: Since Bayshores homes are located off the Coast Highway and near the Newport Beach coast line, they have been built to face the waterfront. This neighborhood is a gated community, which separates the homes from those of other neighborhoods. All of the homes in Bayshores are single-family homes. There are no apartments, townhomes, or condominiums in this community. As this area is very established and already has over 270 homes, there is not much room for the construction of new homes. Many of these homes are walking distance from some of the nearby restaurants and coffee shops. Across the Coast Highway is even more dining and shopping options. Bayshores homes are very popular because of the numerous amenities and breathtaking features that families cannot live without. Homes that are closer to the coast are more likely to have docks. Life at Bayshores is all about relaxation, family, tranquility, and luxury.

Housing options

Single-family Homes

Bayshores has plenty of homes for single families who want to enjoy living the elegant coastal life. While this neighborhood has some traditional beach homes, others are a bit more modern with a Caribbean style to the exterior architecture. It makes you feel like you are living in a vacation home. These homes can be as high as two stories. They can have as much as seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The homes can be equipped with a walk-in closet, chef-style kitchen, a shower with a separate tub, a private balcony for the master suite, an outdoor fire pit, and multiple-car garage.

If you’re interested in buying a home in this area, check out currently available Bayshores homes for sale. You can also browse through the entire database of all the available Newport Beach homes for sale.

Real Estate

Overview: The real estate in Bayshores is mainly made up of single-family homes. These homes in Southern Newport Beach tend to be higher in price because they are closer to the coast. People are willing to purchase homes that not only have upscale amenities and features, but also has are in a desirable location. To be able to look out of your window and see the Newport Harbor and the waterfront is absolutely breathtaking. It makes coastal living all the more special. Single-family homes on the lower end of the price spectrum are as low as $2.5 million. Homes in this price range can have features such as French doors, Bahama shutters, natural hardwood or bamboo floors, smooth stone or marble countertops, and more. Single-family homes that are more high-end and expensive can cost as high as $13.7 million. These luxurious homes have more indoor and outdoor amenities and additional specialty rooms.

Things to Do

Overview: There are exciting and fun activities to do and amazing places to go to whether you are a resident of Bayshores or just visiting. Leave it to Bayshores and the surrounding areas to provide some of the best retail and entertainment options in Newport Beach. There are so many casual and fine-dining restaurants such as the Waterline, Mozza Newport, and Galley Cafe. You can eat some of the best sushi and other Japanese dishes at Buddha’s Favorite. If you absolutely love retail therapy, within a few miles, you can drive to Fashion Island, Find Consignments, A’maree’s, or the Lido Marina Village Mall. The Bayshores community is minutes away from some lively nightlife spots, perfect for spending time with friends out on the town. Rain-free days and warm weather means families in Bayshores will be outside soaking up the sun. There are loads of options for people who want to do watersports.

Retail & Entertainment

Parks

Because Bayshores is a family-friendly community full of residential buildings, it has a community park and a children’s playground. Families can take walks or runs together. They can even ride their bikes around the neighborhood. Children get to side down on the slide or enjoy good times on the swingset.

Recreational Fishing

Bayshores is right off of the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Families living or visiting this area have access to the public docks. They can spend hours enjoying each other’s company and trying to catch the most fish. Bayshore Marina is close if you want to do some boat fishing.

Watersports

The Bayshores area is near the best water sports equipment companies in Newport Beach. Southwind Kayak Center Rental Base and Balboa Water Sports have high-quality water sports items and gear if you need to rent them. There are so many great outdoor options. You can kayak, swim, skimboard, surf, jet ski, and paddle board.

Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events is a great company in the Newport Beach area that offer top-of-the-line cruises with fine dining and live performances. Many have had celebrations such as wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthday parties, proms, private sweetheart cruises, and more. Some have even filmed movies, TV shows, or had photoshoots.

History & Culture

Less than two miles away is the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society. It has exhibits about Balboa Island and its founder William S. Collins. Also, this museum has on-site tours to learn about the Spanish exploration, Native American tribes that were living on the land, and the Santa Ana River.

Restaurants

The Bayshores community and its nearby neighborhoods have delicious casual and upscale dining options to choose from. Mozza Newport has pizza, yummy desserts, and Italian meat dishes. Waterline is a fine dining restaurant with prime steaks and fresh seafood. Wild Taco has some delicious Mexican meals served in a casual setting.

Shopping

Bayshores is near Lido Marina Village Mall and Fashion Island. This community is also only a few minutes away from some coastal boutiques such as Find Consignments and A’maree’s. Some high-end retail stores that you will find in the major malls include Neiman Marcus, Elie Tahari, Marine Layer, and Alice + Olivia.

Nightlife Spots

Around this neighborhood, you will find different nightlife spots to have fun and unwind. A&O Kitchen + Bar is fancy waterside spot that serves cocktails in the Balboa Bay Resort. 3 Thirty 3 Waterfront has club vibe and beautiful views of the vista. Newport Beach Brewing Co. has great crafted beers.

Cinema & Theater

After a week of long-working hours, you can relax and enjoy a movie at the Regency Lido Theater. It has a concession stand with delicious treats. This movie theater not only shows the new releases, but also it shows independent films. It is great for people who prefer non-mainstream movies.

Water Tours

Water tours are all the rage in the Bayshores area. They are so much fun and the tour guides are always friendly and charismatic. Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Sportfishing Tours and Newport Fun Tours have some of the best reviews. Enjoy watching the marine life or the beautiful ocean view.