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Corona del Mar State Parks on the Beach - Guide to Corona del Mar State Beach

Corona del Mar State Beach Corona del Mar, California

Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach, California

Corona del Mar State Beach (Spanish for the Crown of the Sea) is a protected beach located in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, California. It is protected by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

History of Corona del Mar State Beach

The beach had been a surfing hotspot until the late 1930s, when the Newport Harbor jetty was extended, leading the creation of The Wedge as a popular surf break, but shielding Corona from all but the most southerly swells.

Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is credited with the first use of a surfboard for rescue purposes at Corona de Mar beach in 1925, when a charted fishing vessel capsized in heavy surf and Kahanamoku rescued people via surfboard.

Recreation in Corona del Mar State Beach

Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular place for swimmers. The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. The beach is also popular with surfers and divers.

Location of Corona del Mar State Beach

Location: Use following Coordinates:33°35'37.08"N 117°52'30.2"W in a GPS for exact locations. The beach can be reached via an access road near the intersection of Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. The state beach is operated by city of New Port Beach City which can be reached by 949-644-3151.

Here is a detailed list of other state beaches of California besides Corona del Mar State Beach.

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