Corona del Mar State Beach

Corona del Mar State Beach (Spanish for the Crown of the Sea) is a protected beach in the state park system of California, United States. It is located in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and operated by the city of Newport Beach.[1] The 30-acre (12 ha) park was established in 1947.[2]

Corona del Mar State Beach
Aerial view of Corona del Mar State Beach (in foreground before the jetty)
LocationOrange County, California, United States
Nearest cityNewport Beach, California
Coordinates33°35′37″N 117°52′30″W
Area30 acres (12 ha)
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation


The beach had been a surfing hotspot until the late 1930s, when the Newport Harbor jetty was extended, leading to the creation of The Wedge as a popular surf break, but shielding Corona from all but the most southerly swells.[3]

Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is credited with the first use of a surfboard for rescue purposes at Corona del Mar beach in 1925, when a charted fishing vessel capsized in heavy surf and Kahanamoku rescued people via surfboard.[4]

See also


  1. California, California State Parks, State of. "Corona Del Mar SB". CA State Parks.
  2. "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 28. Retrieved 2011-11-28. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Corona del Mar Beach Photos - Newport Beach".
  4. Malcolm Gault-Williams. "Biography: Corona Del Mar Save". Legendary Surfers. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
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