Corona Del Mar State Beach, Corona del Mar

(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Corona del Mar State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, United States. It is located in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and operated by the city of Newport Beach. The 30acre park was established in 1947.HistoryThe beach had been a surfing hotspot until the late 1930s, when the Newport Harbor jetty was extended, leading to the creation of The Wedge as a popular surf break, but shielding Corona from all but the most southerly swells.Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is credited with the first use of a surfboard for rescue purposes at Corona del Mar beach in 1925, when a charted fishing vessel capsized in heavy surf and Kahanamoku rescued people via surfboard.
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  • What can I say? Best beach in Orange County. It's tiny & hidden and frequented by the locals. Seems almost as a private beach for the giant mansions that border the beach. Very quiet and tranquil.  more »
  • 去年12月,我們一家大小帶好吃的炸雞到我們最喜歡的 Corona Del Mar 海灘野餐。 12 月的冬天海灘沒有什麼人,我們就挑了一塊靠海的地, 鋪上野餐布,開始吃炸雞。眼尖的海鷗都飛來了,而且越來越多,越走越近,海鷗很大隻,像雞那麼大,感覺有點恐怖。我們丢了一些給它們吃,它們好像很喜歡。吃完就是在美麗海灘散步的時間了,我們脫了鞋襪,捲起褲管,走在冰冷的海水裡,感覺腳都麻掉了。但是多走幾步就失...  more »
  • This beach has a lot of historical significance to my family and I as we have been playing here for decades. We love the safe swimming for kids and the views. Parking has even gotten much better since...  more »
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  • Friend and I visited this beach last summer. It's got an incredible view from the top at the street level. It's a popular beach with plenty of parking available. It has quite a few beach valley ball courts spread along the beach. A bit further away is the rocky wedge. It's not a pristine sand beach, but it's still quite beautiful.
  • Best beach for kid friendly waves! The currents not to rough, but still exciting enough for the adults too. The water is beautiful and far more cleaner than what you would find at Huntington Beach. Don't go there, come here to CdM! I came on a weekday and it was perfect, not to crowded and found parking easily, really close by in the free on-street parking in the neighborhood. Best beach for swimming!
  • One of the best beaches I've walked on. The currents not to rough, but still exciting enough for the adults too. The water is beautiful and far more cleaner than what you would find at Huntington Beach. A lot less people which is a great thing. I came on a weekday and it was perfect, not to crowded and found parking easily. Beautiful homes...Wish I could own them haha.
  • This place is just beautiful. Especially at sunset this is one of the best beaches in southern California. I have been here several times and I fall in love with this beach. Great for bringing your family, friends and kids.the rockey structures looks great at sunset. This beach is usually crowded in summer time but not as commercialized as other beaches like Santa Monica or Venice Beach. It was great to hang out on the deck on the cliff at the south end of this beach
  • Lovely little beach in Corona Del Mar, it's a great place to take a walk and watch the sunset. They also have bonfire pits to have bonfires as well. It's usually easy to find parking on the street which is free (only allowed on weekdays, not allowed on weekends and holidays) and they also have a lot with paid parking as well. Great views of the boats navigating through the channel into Newport harbor and there's also a rock you can climb onto where you can sit and watch the ocean.