Corona del Mar State Beach - Newport Beach Beaches

Corona del Mar--Corona del Mar State Beach is located at the bottom of a cliff, where ocean view homes sit next to lovely parks. The beach was remodeled recently and offers modern restrooms, showers, jogging paths, fire rings, volleyball nets, hills to climb, shaded picnic areas with barbecue grills and a nice, sandy beach to enjoy.


Facing the Newport Beach jetty, where boats leave Newport Harbor and head for the sea (or for Catalina Island,)  this beach was once popular with surfers. While the jetty now obstructs those powerful waves, across the channel is the famous Wedge, where skilled surfers tackle strong currents and shorebreak to ride test their skills. As we stood at the Corona del Mar State Beach (part of Newport Beach), and gazed to the other side, one local told his friends that about once a year some poor person breaks their neck at the jetty. It can be as simple as being dumped into the sand from a surfboard with such impact that your bones break.


Back in Corona del Mar State Beach, who would know of such things? The water's nice and calm and there's lots going on at this beach where heated games of volleyball occur. The state beach offers plenty of parking charged at a fee, or you may find parking on the cliffs atop the hill on Ocean Boulevard. A set of stairs offers easy access for those who find parking and prefer to walk. But if you carry lots of stuff, pay the money and park your car in the lot.

  • Bayside Drive County Beach -in Corona del Mar, at Ocean  Boulevard and Fernleaf Avenue.   Free street parking.  Hours: 6 am to 10 pm. 

  • Crystal Cove State Park - On north side of Laguna Beach, at  the end of Crescent Bay Drive.  Free street parking. Open:  6 am to 10 pm.  Facilities: Lifeguards and rest rooms. 

  • Corona Del Mar State Beach  - Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular place for swimmers. The half-mile long sandy beach framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. The beach is also popular with surfers and divers. The beach can be reached via an access road near the intersection of Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. Entrance fee per vehicle. Open 8 am to 8 pm  Facilities: Lifeguards, rest rooms, showers, picnic tables, and fire pits. 

  • Little Corona del Mar Beach in Corona del Mar, at Ocean  Boulevard and Poppy Avenue.  Free street parking. Open: 6 am to 10 pm.  Facilities: None. 

  • Rocky Point in Corona del Mar, at Ocean  Boulevard and Harbor Channel.  Free street parking. Open: 6 am to 10 pm.  Facilities: None. 



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