Newport Dunes Announces Renovations & Sustainability Initiatives


Southern California’s iconic, family-friendly recreation destination, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to announce a series of exciting renovations that will be unveiled in 2020. Nestled along the Back Bay of Newport Beach, the resort’s new features will include freshly renovated beachfront cottages, a resort-style pool complex, an enhanced menu at Moe B.’s Munchies with an expanded kitchen and bar area and beachfront communal lounge addition, and an expanded Inflatable Water Park. Effective January 2020, the resort has also begun to implement several sustainability initiatives in an effort to become a leader in the sustainability in hospitality movement.

Following a four-month construction process, Newport Dunes will reveal its newly renovated pool complex which is slated for a grand opening in March 2020. Equipped with four distinct pool settings, the enhanced outdoor pool area will feature two hot tubs including a unique, horseshoe-shaped spa with a 24-person capacity, one children’s pool and a large main pool. The pool deck will be appointed with lounge chairs, shade structures, private cabanas and a corner bar.

Newport Dunes’ popular beachfront cottages will be upgraded far beyond a fresh coat of paint to reveal dramatic enhancements including new flooring, improved lighting, ultra-comfy mattresses and chic decor. The cozy beach cottages will also be equipped with complimentary organic coffee and tea supplied by the resort’s partner, Café Virtuoso.

Previously an “order-up” window offering hot dogs and quick snacks, Moe B’s Munchies will receive an expanded kitchen and bar area and new menu offerings. Adjacent to Moe B’s Munchies, a new lounge will overlook the lagoon and offer a place to socialize and enjoy light entertainment. The new beachfront communal area will feature a fire pit, shade structures and comfortable outdoor seating for guests to relax while taking in exquisite bay views.

On Memorial Day weekend, Newport Dunes will unveil the expansion of the Inflatable Water Park—the largest in SoCal—which will welcome four new oversized inflatables and be open to the public through Sunday, October 4. The inflatable playground is fun for kids and adults alike and accompanies the resort’s lineup of favorite water activities including rental kayaks, pedal boats, electric Duffy boats, stand up paddleboards and the highly anticipated Radiant Ride—a guided, illuminated paddleboard tour of the Back Bay available summer evenings.

In an effort to become a leader in sustainability in the hospitality industry, Newport Dunes is implementing new strategies for a more sustainable resort and world. As part of Newport Dunes’ new sustainability measures, the following initiatives have been put into practice:

The Clean Beach Initiative strictly prohibits the use of BBQs, grills and glass containers of any kind on the beach, sand or grass. Grills are only permitted on the concrete. Violators are subject to $500 fines and citations, according to NBMC Section 11.08.060. The resort also offers a single-stream recycling system in which wastes disposed of in property-wide trash bins are sorted at a materials recovery facility.

The Paper Initiative reduces the resort’s usage of paper in favor of digital media and encourages guests to receive emails rather than mail. Additionally, all new signage resort-wide will be constructed using recycled materials.

The Three R’s Initiative serves as a further reminder for staff to reduce the amount of waste and disposable items used, reuse old containers, commodities, paper, and rechargeable batteries, and recycle multi-use materials while buying eco-friendly items when possible.

The Organic Initiative demonstrates the resort’s commitment to using non-toxic products throughout the property. Newport Dunes’ waterfront restaurant, Back Bay Bistro will also serve organic fruits and vegetables, locally-caught seafood and high-quality meat.

With exciting renovations and a commitment to sustainability, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort aims to help protect the environment while enhancing guest experiences for years to come. For renovation updates, information on events and amenities, or to book your stay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort visit

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