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Corona del Mar State Beach

Corona del Mar State Beach
Aerial view of Corona del Mar State Beach (in foreground before the jetty)
Map showing the location of Corona del Mar State Beach
Location Orange County, California, United States
Nearest city Newport Beach, California
Area 30 acres (12 ha)
Established 1947
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

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]


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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. ^
  2. ^ "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks. p. 28. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Corona del Mar Beach Photos - Newport Beach". 
  4. ^ Malcolm Gault-Williams. "Biography: Corona Del Mar Save". Legendary Surfers. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 

External links

  • Corona del Mar State Beach
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