Corona del Mar State Beach
|Corona del Mar State Beach|
Aerial view of Corona del Mar State Beach (in foreground before the jetty)
|Location||Orange County, California, USA|
|Nearest city||Newport Beach, California|
|Area||30 acres (12 ha)|
|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, USA. It is located in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and operated by the city of Newport Beach. The 30-acre (12 ha) park was established in 1947.
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.
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.
- California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10. California State Parks. p. 28. Retrieved 2011-11-28.
- "Corona del Mar Beach Photos - Newport Beach". BeachCalifornia.com.
- Malcolm Gault-Williams. "Biography: Corona Del Mar Save". Legendary Surfers. Hawaiianswimboat.com. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
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