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About Corona Del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach, California

Corona Del Mar State Beach is a large popular beach on the east side of the Newport Harbor channel entrance in the Corona Del Mar neighborhood in Newport Beach.

This is a state-owned beach that is managed and operated by the city of Newport Beach who call it Corona Del Mar Main Beach and charge a fee for parking. This south-facing beach is a wide flat area with room for volleyball courts and many sunbathers. Even with a huge parking lot this triangular-shaped beach draws enough visitors to fill that lot. The parking lot entrance is at Ocean Boulevard and Jasmine Avenue.

An alternate entrance with free parking is at the east end of the park at Ocean Boulevard and Orchid Avenue where there is a small blufftop park called Inspiration Point. A ramp descends from this park and has a landing about halfway down with benches and good views of the beach.

If you are hungry while at CDM Beach, there is a delicious take-out restaurant called The Jetty right behind the beach. In the summer months they have extended hours so you can get breakfast and a hearty meal up to 5pm.

A couple rock jetties provide protection from the west so Corona Del Mar State Beach usually offers a safe swimming area. Pirates Cove Beach is west of the parking lot facing the harbor channel.

Jasmine Ave & Ocean Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92625
Park Name
Corona Del Mar State Beach, Inspiration Point Park
Other Names
CDM Beach, Big Corona Beach, Main Beach
State Park
Pet Details
Leashed dogs allowed on beach before 10am and after 4:30pm
Fee for parking
Scuba Diving, Surfing, Volleyball, Snorkeling, Swimming, Sunbathing, Bonfires
Lifeguards, Restrooms, Showers, BBQs, Picnic Tables, Sand Volleyball Courts, Fire Pits
Map of Corona Del Mar State Beach
San Joaquin Hills, US
3:35 am, April 22, 2024
temperature icon 57°F
L: 57° H: 61°
Feels like 56.57 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:11 am
Sunset: 7:27 pm
Humidity 86 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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