Dover Shores

Living In Dover Shores: A Guide to Newport Beach's Premier Neighborhood


Nestled between Dover Drive and Irvine Avenue, Dover Shores is a picturesque community known for its breathtaking bay views and family-friendly atmosphere. This neighborhood is an idyllic setting for those who cherish both convenience and beauty, as it is just a stone's throw away from everything one could need along the vibrant 17th Street.


Shopping and Dining:
Dover Shores offers a rich array of shopping and dining experiences. The Westcliff Shopping Center is a local favorite, featuring a mix of charming boutiques and essential services. Shop unique gifts at Open House Gifts or update your wardrobe at Love Lola. For beauty enthusiasts, Facialworks provides refreshing treatments. Culinary delights abound with Gracias Madre offering a contemporary take on Mexican dishes, The Pizza Bakery serving up savory slices, and Salt and Straw tempting those with a sweet tooth with their innovative ice cream flavors.


Wellness and Recreation:
Health and wellness are part of the daily life in Dover Shores. RA Yoga and BE Fit Modern Pilates Studio are popular spots for fitness enthusiasts looking to stretch and strengthen. The neighborhood is a hub for outdoor activities, with three private sandy beaches perfect for soaking up the sun or enjoying a variety of water sports like kayaking and jet skiing. The Newport Aquatic Center is close by, offering rentals for more adventurous water activities and access to the beautiful hiking and biking trails around Back Bay.


Nature and Community:
The serene environment is enhanced by numerous wildlife sanctuaries, offering residents and visitors alike the chance to connect with nature. Dover Shores is not just about stunning landscapes and recreational amenities; it’s also a place of vibrant social events and community gatherings that enhance the area's familial bonds.


Education and Family:
Education is highly valued, with top-rated schools such as Mariners Elementary, Ensign Intermediate, and Newport Harbor High School providing excellent educational opportunities and fostering a community focused on lifelong learning.

Living in Dover Shores means embracing a lifestyle where beauty, convenience, and community converge. Whether it’s enjoying a stunning sunset from your backyard, partaking in a beach volleyball game, or attending a school fundraiser, Dover Shores offers a fulfilling and scenic backdrop to your life’s best moments.

Overview for Dover Shores, CA

883 people live in Dover Shores, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $122,731. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

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Around Dover Shores, CA

There's plenty to do around Dover Shores, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Sweets Life by Liza, Coast Coin & Collectables, and Pro Service Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.65 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.19 miles 38 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.23 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.49 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dover Shores, CA

Dover Shores has 345 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dover Shores do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 883 people call Dover Shores home. The population density is 20,218.367 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.11 / 52.89%

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