Newport Dunes Resort Marks 50th Anniversary
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach, Calif., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of special offers and celebrations throughout 2008.
Deemed the “Ritz of RV Parks” by the Los Angeles Times for its picturesque location and numerous luxury amenities, the Dunes will begin celebrating the milestone by offering a number of “golden opportunities” throughout the year, including RV sites for $50 (offered randomly throughout the year) and extravagant dinners at the resort’s award–winning restaurant, the Back Bay Café, for only $50, according to Trailer Life Directory’s eNews.
Highlights on the Dunes’ golden anniversary calendar include the resort’s annual summer kickoff event during which the resort’s giant mascot whale — painted a brilliant gold to commemorate the milestone — will be launched into the lagoon, extravagant Fourth of July festivities featuring the most spectacular fireworks display in the history of the region and a special anniversary–themed “Lighting of the Bay” tree–lighting ceremony and Christmas celebration that will feature live musical performances by top acts.
The Dunes’ 50th anniversary also will mark a new beginning for the resort’s onsite waterfront restaurant, the Back Bay Café, which is slated to undergo a $1.5 million renovation. A gala grand opening event will be held to unveil the restaurant, which will be transformed into an upscale dining establishment.
Newport Dunes Resort is a state–of–the art 386–site RV park boasting such amenities as doublewide spaces that are individually fenced for maximum privacy, outlets for cable TV and 20–, 30– and 50–amp electrical service. The Dunes also is home to 24 park models that the public may rent. The 400–square–foot self–contained units feature soaring ceilings, spacious bedrooms, full–service kitchens and private baths. On–site conveniences include a waterfront restaurant, a market/grocery store, pool and spa, game room, fitness center, tiled restrooms and a 450–slip marina, a six–lane boat launch ramp, dry boat storage and, extensive conference and meeting facilities.
Thanks to the warm Southern California weather, guests and their families can enjoy a host of recreational activities such as water aerobics, ecological tours and sailing lessons. In addition the Dunes offers rentals of kayaks, windsurfers, pedal boats, bicycles, 18–foot electric boats and, during the summer, an aquatic park filled with giant inflatable recreation equipment.
For those who opt for rest and relaxation, however, the Dunes features a quiet waveless beach.
Newport Dunes Resort is located near Fashion Island, an exclusive shopping center and entertainment complex, Balboa Island and some of Southern California’s most famous attractions including Disneyland, Downtown Disney, Disney’s California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City U.S.A. and Hollywood.