Little Corona Beach - Corona del Mar, Newport Beach Photos

Located down steps or a path from Ocean Boulevard near Poppy Ave., the top of the cliff offers stunning views of the Newport Beach jetties and bay at Inspiration Point Park. Kids delight in the wet sand on this beach that's narrower than Main Beach, but offers easy access to the water. This entire beach area was once known for its powerful waves that surfers enjoyed, but now is docile and conducive to child's play because of the break created by the jetties.


Corona del Mar beaches look across the bay to Newport Beach's peninsula and famous surfing spot called The Wedge.  The powerful waves that roll into The Wedge are the same waves that would have impacted Corona del Mar beaches, had the jetty not been built in the early 1900's.


Where to stay on vacation, and make Corona del Mar part of your fun? When visiting Southern California beaches, you'll learn that Corona del Mar doesn't actually have any hotels in the the community. It is, however, a part of Newport Beach and its bounds begin right where Fashion Island ends at Pacific Coast Highway & MacArthur. So some excellent hotels that range from The Island Hotel to great resorts such as Hyatt Regency Newport Beach or Balboa Bay Club, and of course, many lower priced Newport Beach hotels, all offer beach vacations with a kid-friendly shopping center, tons of restaurants, and Orange County Airport within 10 minutes!


Parking for Corona del Mar's Little Corona beach is available free at the top of the hill. During summer months, parking can be limited.  While there are no restrooms or concessions at this beach, you can take sandcastle tools, beach balls, blankets and books to enjoy sunning, fun and a good time in the winter or summer. Located in Southern California at The OC, winters can be equally warm at Orange County's beaches.

Little Corona del Mar beach in Newport Beach, California extends to the south from the Corona del Mar Main Beach as the signs call it, or Corona del Mar State Beach as California State Parks signify it.