Corona Del Mar
Corona Del Mar
Sand dunes that exist at the western end of the beach, just south of Newport Beach, give it its name. A rocky jetty that enters into Newport Harbor surrounds the sandy beach here, which is a half-mile long and surrounded by cliffs. Surfers, volleyball players, and sunbathers frequent this beach.
Coronado del Mar is a picturesque seaside hamlet with gorgeous sand beaches and coves that seem to have been created for a film. Gilligan’s Island and current Disney TV shows may be seen on these beaches.
On the hillsides above the beaches, residences and windy roads are interspersed with a lookout point providing spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and bay. The sunsets here are magnificent, so bring your lunch and enjoy them!
In 1928, the first major surf event on the mainland of America took place in Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach, California, as the Pacific Coast Surf Riding Championships. The Surfboard Club organized the event, which combined surfing and paddling skills. Between 1934 and 1936, the entrance to the harbor was dredged to a depth of 25 feet, with over 200,000 tons of pebbles thrown at it, in order to extend the West and East Jetties. The long East Jetty stretched for 1,673 feet before being shortened by the removal of the entrance sand bar, ending the basic waves that had been so popular.
The most beautiful beaches in Orange County, California are located on the eastern side of the Newport Harbor channel entrance in Newport Beach. This is a state-owned beach managed and maintained by the city of Newport Beach, which it calls Corona Del Mar Main Beach and charges a fee for parking.
A free alternative access is provided at the east end of the park, with Ocean Boulevard and Orchid Avenue providing a detour. Near this location, Inspiration Point is a tiny blufftop park with a ramp as a marker. At the north and south ends of Corona Del Mar State Beach, a pair of rock jetties protect the beach from landward invasion. Pirates Cove Beach is on the other side of the parking lot, looking over San Diego Bay.