Visiting the Corona Del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach, CA 2020

The Corona Del Mar State Beach is one of our favorites in Orange County.  It’s fine sand and unique landmarks make it a must-visit if you’re looking for a fun beach to take the kids.

Corona Del Mar State Beach visiting info



  • 3001 Ocean Blvd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625


  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week

Phone number

  • (949) 718-1859


  • Free


  • Free street parking but there is a little steep hill to go down to the beach. You can also drive down to their parking lot to avoid the walk and hill. Price ranges from $2-5 per hour or a $20-27 daily max, depending on the time of day and time of year.

Random Tips from our visit

What we observed:

  • Soft sand
  • Waves crash uneven, beware of rip currents
  • Great place for kids to enjoy the water

Time spent:

  • 3 1/2 hours

Stroller/Wagon friendly:

  • Yes


  • Flushing toilets


  • Relax and enjoy at the beach
  • Firepit (very few)
  • Volleyball (3 nets)
  • Bodyboarding
  • Swimming
  • Picnic at the look at point and enjoy the view

What we brought:

Covid-19 Precautions?

Like most beaches, the majority of people don’t wear a mask. We would recommend coming on the weekdays or off-peak hours so you can enjoy the area safely.

Should you go?

If you are comfortable adventuring out, Corona Del Mar State Beach is a fun beach with kids.  The sand is much finer than the more popular Huntington and Newport beaches, and the cove stays relatively shallow, which makes us feel a little safer with the little ones.

As for covid, we feel like going to the beach on a weekday is doable.  There wasn’t a single time we were within 10 feet of someone else.  With cases increasing, we can’t stress enough the importance of going out with precautions.  Be safe, stay safe, and hopefully, we can all continue to spend quality time outdoors.

Things to do nearby

We travel all over California searching for fun places to take the kids. Be sure to check out some of the other places we’ve visited that are good for kids. Things to do with Kids in Southern California

If you have any suggests on where we should go next please let us know in the comments below!

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