Mayor Nancy Gardner invites local paddle boarders (and kayakers, canoeists, outrigger enthusiasts, etc.) to join her as she paddles through Newport Harbor this Saturday, October 13 at 9 a.m. Participants must provide their own watercraft and safety equipment.
Mayor Gardner will leave China Cove Beach promptly at 9 a.m., paddle around Balboa Island, and eventually end back at China Cove. Participants are welcome to travel the full, 3.75-mile route with the Mayor or may join in along the way. The Mayor estimates that she will pass -
- Bayside Beach* at approximately 9:10 - 9:15 a.m.
- The public pier on Little Balboa Island at approximately 9:25 - 9:30 a.m.
- The Balboa Island pier at about 9:45 - 9:50 a.m., and so on as she loops back to China Cove.
The paddle will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and light refreshments will be served on the beach at China Cove when the group returns. Not a water enthusiast? You are welcome to meet the Mayor on China Cove beach for refreshments at the conclusion of the paddle.
The nearest major cross streets to China Cove are Ocean Drive and Fernleaf Avenue in Corona del Mar, 92625. *Please note: On-street parking near China Cove is limited and participants may find the closest available parking on Ocean Drive. For participants that prefer to park close to their launch site, an alternative launch and parking location is Bayside Beach. (Please see maps below.)
Full paddle route
China Cove launch (Paddle will begin and end from here)
Bayside Beach parking and launch