This week I’m posting about another beach that, if you’re not a local, might be a new one for you and is definitely worth a visit.
Corona del Mar State Beach is located in the southern part of Newport Beach at the mouth of Newport Harbor and right across the water from Balboa Pier. It’s a gorgeous area with rocks and cliffs you can climb, areas for barbecuing or picnicking, a rock jetty you can walk out to the water on, and (of course) a beach for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and whatever else you like to do.
Things to do:
- Walk along the rock jetty out to the water.
- Since the jetty blocks the waves, the water is perfect for swimming or body surfing. You can also surf the bigger waves.
- Play volleyball on the courts that the beach provides.
- The California Parks and Recreation website mentions that you can also fish, snorkel or scuba dive.
- Lastly, you can explore and climb around big rock formations on the northern part of the beach.
Since Corona del Mar is a state beach, there are some amenities that other beaches don’t always have. For example, there is a lifeguard, picnic areas with barbecues, fire pits for bonfires, bathrooms and outdoor showers. It’s operated by the city of Newport Beach, so it’s known to be clean and family oriented.
- You can park in the lot for the beach itself, but there is a fee. However, there are many streets near the beach where you can find free parking spots.
- Since it’s a state beach, it attracts families and bigger groups during the summer and on busy holidays.
- You can have dogs on leashes from 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Corona del Mar State Beach
3001-3099 E Shore Ave
Corona del Mar, CA 92625