About Santa Ana River Jetties Beach in Newport Beach, California
Santa Ana River Jetties Beach is the northernmost beach in Newport Beach, California. This is the quieter end of Newport Beach and an area that attracts surfers.
Surfers are drawn to the surf conditions at this location and simply call it “River Jetties”. It is not advised to enter the river because of contaminated water from street runoff. After heavy rains, stay away from the ocean water too.
Posts for beach volleyball are provided in this area, but there are no facilities, except those at West Newport Park at Seashore Drive and 56th. The lifeguards at River Jetties are provided by Orange County.
A protected path crosses the river on the bridge to JG Island where it connects to the Santa Ana River Trail and the Huntington Beach Bike Trail. Both of these are great bike routes with opportunities to explore the area.
To get to Santa Ana River Jetties, turn at Orange Street off PCH and park along Seashore Drive as close to the river as possible.
- Seashore Dr & Summit St
Newport Beach, CA 92663
- Other Names
- River Jetties
- City Beach
- Pet Details
- Leashed dogs allowed on the beach before 10am and after 4:30pm, but not between those hours
- Free street parking nearby
- Surfing, Volleyball, Biking, Skating, Running
- Paved Bike Path, Lifeguards, No Facilities
I went in 2005 summer. The sand was soft and silky. I was with geology class and this sand slipped through the finest sieve.