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A Fresh Approach to Your Beachside Event

April 6, 2017

There are only a handful of places across the country where you can hold a private corporate event right on the beach, Newport Beach, CA happens to be one those destinations. Conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Newport Beach is a comfortable beachside oasis with a year-round Mediterranean climate and miles of beaches.

The epitome of relaxed, coastal comfort, Newport Beach is Southern California at its best. Ten miles of coastline stretching along the Pacific and a natural estuary combine to make Newport Beach quite possibly, picture perfect.

Take advantage of this beachside beauty with an event right at the water’s edge. Consider stepping it up a notch, or two, by incorporating activities favored by locals:

These local favorites bring a fresh approach to your beachside event

Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball is a huge part of the Southern California lifestyle; after all it did originate here. Why not give your group a chance to enjoy the fun of beach volleyball either as spectators or as active participants.

This activity is taken to a whole new level when you have American Pro Volleyball (AVP) athletes running the show! Your group can sit courtside (beach court that is) and enjoy the match or they can learn the moves and participate in a friendly (ok, a little competitive) game of beach volleyball.

Sandcastle Build
If beach volleyball is a bit too active for your group, perhaps they’ll appreciate the scenic coastline of Newport Beach, CA with a fast-paced sandcastle team-building competition. Attendees will break into smaller groups to start planning and designing well before they arrive at the beach. Once there, they’ll be given all the necessary tools to create their masterpiece! This is a great way to get groups outside enjoying the destination while collaborating in the warm Californian sun!

Surfboard Art
Looking for something a bit more tangible that you can take back to the office? How about surfboard art? You can offer this activity as either a teambuilding adventure in which guests break into groups to design and paint a surfboard. The boards can be judged in a variety of different categories and either shipped to the company office as a memento or donated to a local charity.

If teambuilding is not on your meeting agenda, consider hiring an artist to paint a surfboard during your event. Guests can work with the artist adding their artistic touch to the board as well. The board can then be raffled off to attendees or it can be shipped to company headquarters for all to enjoy!

Newport Beach, CA makes it easy to add a fresh approach to your beachside event

Newport Beach has two areas perfect for an afternoon of local activities followed by an evening of beachfront fun, Crystal Cove State Beach and Newport Dunes.

Crystal Cove spans three miles along the Pacific and gives a glimpse into the California of yesteryear. The beach along with 2,400 acres of undeveloped and conserved woodland is part of California’s ongoing preservation program. Crystal Cove is the place for any of the above activities followed by an evening of classic beach party fun! Try a casual clambake, add some great music, and exhilarating ocean views and you have the makings of an outstanding Newport Beach event.

Just a few miles up the coast, sits Newport Beach’s Upper Back Bay, a natural estuary and protected marine habitat. Tucked within the estuary is the crescent style beach of Newport Dunes. This quiet inlet is perfect for an afternoon of beach games and an evening of casual toes-in-the-sand fun.

Whether your group has a flair for adventure or simply prefers a casual beachside soiree, Newport Beach is sure to please. Come immerse your group in the Southern California lifestyle, enjoy the beach air and relax with the knowledge that you’re in one of west coast’s most loved destinations.

When you’re ready to begin organizing your next group meeting, contact the staff at Visit Newport Beach, the destination marketing organization for Newport Beach, CA. Visit Newport Beach opens the doors to this Pacific paradise with destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships with valuable resources.

Written by Visit Newport Beach Meetings

As a not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Visit Newport Beach provides destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources tailored specifically to the needs of meeting planners and their clients.

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