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From Boats to Mokes—Here Are 6 Rentals in Newport Beach for Summer

July 18, 2023

For the full California summer experience, there’s no better place to spend your days than Newport Beach. Our city is home to the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, along with miles of sandy shoreline, two piers and a beach boardwalk, making it the perfect place for all kinds of summer fun. Go paddle boarding on the Back Bay, rent surfboards and catch some waves or take a sunset cruise in your very own electric boat—the options are endless! Here are six recreation rentals in Newport Beach that’ll help you experience more this summer.


Newport Beach is known for its killer waves and surf culture, so there’s no better place to hang loose! Need to rent a board? Stop by Balboa Beach & Bicycle Boutique, Ray’s Rentals or The Board Club to pick out a surfboard that suits your style. With a selection of longboards, shortboards and everything in between, you’ll be ready to hit the waves. If you’re new to surfing and not sure where to start, check out Endless Sun Surf School and Newport Surf Camp for private lessons and surf camps.


A popular way to get around town and experience the beauty of Newport Beach, biking is a great option, especially during the summertime. Head over to Seaside Bike Rentals or Beachview Bikes & More to rent beach cruisers, children’s bikes and Surreys. If you plan on traveling far, look into renting an electric bike from Pedego Electric Bikes on the Balboa Peninsula—an easy way to zip around town.

Fire Pits

With summer in full swing, it’s time to head to Crystal Cove for an afternoon of fun in the sun! Watch the kids scour the shore for seashells, build sandcastles and experience an epic beach day. And when the sun begins to dip, snag a fire pit for a sunset bonfire on the beach. Located in the Crystal Cove Historic District, The Beachcomber offers a variety of bonfire experiences, including the Sunset Package, Campers-Delight and more. To reserve your fire pit, click here.

Kayaks and Paddleboards

For a scenic way to explore both the Back Bay and the harbor, rent your very own stand-up paddleboard or kayak! Pirate Coast Paddle Company on the Back Bay leases kayaks and paddleboards for reasonable hourly rates, and they even offer nighttime SUP Glow Tours, where each paddleboard is equipped with waterproof LED lights. You can also rent kayaks and SUPs from Newport Fun Tours, Lido Paddle Sports and Newport Aquatic Center.

Electric Boats

Nothing says summer in Newport Beach quite like a boat ride around the harbor. Our city by the sea is home to several rental companies, including Duffy Electric Boat Rentals, Vision Electric Boat Rental, Newport Beach Boat Rentals and more. Grab your pals, make a reservation and choose from a dynamic fleet of electric boats that come in a variety of fun colors! Renting a boat is a great way to kick off a summer weekend or celebrate special occasions. Cruise the beautiful harbor and end your adventure by docking and dining at one of Newport’s bayside restaurants.


Down-size your ride for the weekend (and make parking that much easier!) with a Newport Beach Moke Rental. These quaint electric cars come in different colors, are street-legal and can reach a speed of 25 mph. Each car looks like a retro golf cart and has a driving distance of up to 40 miles with each charge. Cruise over to Lido Marina Village for a day of shopping or hop on the ferry and enjoy an alfresco meal on Balboa Island’s Marine Avenue!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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