With its golden sand beaches, picturesque harbor, and near-perfect year-round temperatures, Newport Beach is one of Southern California's most desirable destinations. Once overlooked as swampland in the 1800s, it has since transformed from a busy, 19th-century shipping port to today's chic seaside village, complete with mega yachts, extravagant boutiques, and lavish oceanfront homes. Newport Beach is an affluent seaside city comprised of Fortune 500 companies, charming villages, magnificent beaches, and a busy 21-square-mile harbor area. During summer, the city's population increases dramatically, as beachgoers and surfers flock to its wide, sandy shores and vacationers fill posh boutiques in search of the ultimate shopping experience and a chance to catch a glimpse of resident celebrities who have chosen a laid-back atmosphere over the bustling Hollywood scene. The natural beauty of massive rock formations, dazzling Pacific sunsets, and colorful iconic villages are exquisitely captured by the keen eye of photographer Eddie Yerkish. His artful images make it easy to see why so many come here to live, work, and play.