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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.

This city beach is just south of the Santa Ana River channel in Newport Beach. The other side of the river mouth is called JG Island and it’s part of Huntington State Beach.

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
Map of Santa Ana River Jetties Beach
Newport Beach, US
2:30 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 76°F
L: 62° H: 76°
Feels like 75.78 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 7.95
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:41 am
Sunset: 8:03 pm
Humidity 62 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 5 m/s

Nearby Beaches

JG Island Beach

0.3 miles away

JG Island Beach is the southern end of Huntington State Beach at the north side of the Santa Ana...

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West Newport Beach

0.5 miles away

West Newport Beach is the western end of the Newport Beach Municipal Beach before the area at Santa Ana...

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1 review(s)
Very good0%
September 26, 2023

I went in 2005 summer. The sand was soft and silky. I was with geology class and this sand slipped through the finest sieve.

Dana Rose Crystal