Corona Del Mar State Beach


Corona Del Mar State Beach is a hidden gem for any Van Lifer looking to spend some time on the beach. The beach offers a beach cafe, volleyball courts, restrooms, showers, and a little swimming cove. The bluff overlooking the beach offers great views of the pacific ocean and Newport Harbor. 


Corona Del Mar State Beach is a wonderful place for anyone looking to spend the day on the beach. The beach is popular for volleyball, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and just relaxing. It’s not a good surfing beach since the water is normally calm, making it great for swimming.


The main activity here is relaxing on the half-mile-long sandy beach. There’s plenty of sand that will allow you to claim a spot for the day and enjoy the surroundings. Occasionally you can watch the Coast Guard boat parked off the coast. 

Swimming Cove

The beach also has a small cove located on the harbor side, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. It’s a short walk from the main beach over a rock formation. The rock formation will have RV Car enthusiast testing their skills on the rocks. 

Parking and Other Information 

There are parking kiosks located throughout the parking area. The daily rate is over $20, so it can be expensive. This state beach also doesn’t accept the California State Annual Day Use Park Pass. Dogs are allowed before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. 

It’s a privilege to have Corona Del Mar State Beach for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.


  • The beach cross roads are Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar.

References and Links


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