NEWPORT BEACH—This photo taken in the 1950s shows part of the iconic stretch of W. Coast Highway known as Mariners Mile. The corridor was aptly named for its distinction as a luxury boating and yachting destination. The busy thoroughfare is an about 1.3-mile stretch of W. Coast Highway between Dover Drive and Newport Boulevard. Today, the Mariners Mile corridor still includes some marine-related businesses as well as trendy restaurants, high-end shops, bay-view homes and other popular places of interest.
Newport Beach Historical Society photo