Corona del Mar State Beach features modern restrooms, showers, jogging paths, fire rings, volleyball nets, climbing hills, shaded picnic areas with barbecue grills, and beautiful sandy shore. Once popular with surfers, a jetty now obstructs the powerful waves.

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Expert Review of Corona del Mar State Beach

Beach Review of Corona del Mar State Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • For surfing history buffs, this was the site of the very fist surfing competition off the mainland, back in 1928. Today, because of the long jetties and removal of the wave-making sandbar, it offers only minimal surfing, but it's a great place to swim and sunbathe.
  • This half-mile stretch of sand is known by locals as Big Corona Beach. Take a look around; if it looks familiar it's because it appeared in Gilligan's Island and some made-for-TV Disney movies.
  • Facilities include paid parking, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and there is access for disabled visitors.

On the east shore of Newport Harbor channel
Ocean Blvd. and Iris Ave.
Newport Beach, California
Parking: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 800-94-COAST
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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