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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  • this beach is great for shell finding and checking out he starfish in the rocks. The waves are very cool as the crash hard in the beach.  more »
  • The beach is nice here, but to me the main draw is the beautiful view back to the houses on the coast. They sit up on the hill and are spectacular architecturally. Nice running path as well.  more »
  • Family oriented beach for water lovers as well as other beach sports and activities. Nearby parking is a bit pricey but great convenience since access is on fairly steep but paved paths. Andsteps are ...  more »
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  • My home beach!! Love this place, and it is home to so many good memories. Although, the summer is a nightmare here and usually filled with really disrespectful tourists that have no regard for manners or cleanliness of the beach. I know it only takes a few bad apples, but the crowd that this beach brings in the summer is generally not a great one unfortunately. I wish I didn't see so much trash and food leftovers when I walk the beach during the summer months.
  • My new favorite beach in southern California. Its a small beach situated south of Balboa Island. You can surf on the beach, fish off the jetty; watch boat/sail boat coming out of the harbor; swim on the jetty side protected from the open water waves for your young ones...... Absolutely wonderful.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable. The food leans toward the upscale end of beaching experiences but still had options welcoming to the budget conscious. Note there is a distinction between coal only fire pits verses ones that allow wood burning - using wood in coal pits is subject to fine (so we were told). The views of the horizon as well as the homes were ambition inspiring. The people there seem especially easygoing. Hope this helps!
  • Love this beach! Great place for the kids to play. Parking is close. So close I could carry my daughter with a cast on her leg down to feel the water. This was on a Thursday I'm sure it's packed on the weekends. 1.50 an hour weekdays parking can't beat it.
  • Absolutely beautiful! $15 bucks got us into the beach, and it was not busy granted it was a bit cold to be there but we came from Peoria, AZ so we didn't care much! Clean and had a shower and bathroom facility. I can't wait to go back!

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