Newport Beach Pier

The first ‘pier’ to be built here was McFadden Wharf, built in 1888 for unloading timber and other merchandise. The wharf was remodelled for recreational uses after 1902 as Newport became more of a tourist destination.

It was again substantially remodelled in 1922, but it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1939.

The current pier was reconstructed on the same site in 1940. It’s a fifteen minute drive south along the coast road from the much more polished Huntington Beach Pier. Newport is not as well looked after as other California piers, it is a bit run down, although I don’t mind that. You can always find fishermen at the pier head with buckets of mackerel, they might even sell you one.

Painting of Newport Beach Pier