Corona Del Mar State Beach, Corona del Mar

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a nice and fairly safe beach for the family and kids. A little crowded during the summer and parking can be a challenge.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    What can we say. The visits to the state park beaches were spectacular!! Clean, informative, not overly crowded and just a delight for all of us, including 4 adults and two young children! Congratulat...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Nice beach but just too crowded! Newport is the hot spot so everyone wants to be there at the same time. If you are brave and go there the parking lot is convenient and there is a good snack shop with...  more »
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  • February 23, 2017
    My favorite beach in OC. You can walk along the bluffs in the nice neighborhood and pet a million dogs(!) or walk the nice beach. Swimming is great here. Plenty of open water swimmers come out here to train by swimming along the buoys. Just don't staple bloody steaks to your wetsuit first.
  • June 26, 2017
    Nice houses, nice neighborhood, but the beach is suffocating specially over a weekend day! I hadn't seen so many cholos and ugly people in front of the beach with Walmart pjs on at one place 🤤
  • May 13, 2017
    One of my favorite places on earth (considering I'm from Indiana that probably doesn't mean as much now but still)
  • March 15, 2017
    Wonderful beach. Bonfire pits. Snack bar and recently renovated bathrooms. Great all around beach for casual beach goer
  • April 14, 2017
    Volleyball, ocean, sand, showers, and restrooms. What more can you ask for? $15 all day parking. Very nice beach

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