Corona del Mar
Corona del Mar is a seaside neighborhood in the city of Newport Beach, California. It generally consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado. Corona del Mar is known for its beaches, tidepools, cliffside views and village shops. Beaches in the area include Corona del Mar State Beach as well as Crystal Cove State Park south of Corona del Mar, accessible by paths winding down a steep hillside. Corona del Mar has a representative to the Newport Beach City Council. Some residents use a mailing address of Corona del Mar with the 92625 ZIP Code.
Once a remote seaside village known for its prodigious waves and not much else, Corona del Mar is now one of Newport Beach’s most sought-after luxury addresses. Everyone from the putatively “Real” Housewives of Orange County to the considerably less-real Bluth family of “Arrested Development” call the area home.
Originally part of the Irvine family’s extensive holdings, the bluffs and beaches on the east side of the entrance to Newport Harbor were purchased in the early 1900s by developer George Hart.
He laid out the original street grid and brought utilities to the tiny hamlet, which he first saddled with the drably pedestrian name “Rocky Point.” A few years later, broke and exhausted, he cashed out and headed inland to raise cattle, leaving the next owner of the town to permanently give it the name Corona del Mar.
What To Love
- Stunning location
- Extremely walkable
- Plenty of activities & shopping
- World-class restaurants
People & Lifestyle
Newport Beach is one of Orange County’s most desirable communities, as it offers access to outstanding beaches, countless upscale shops and restaurants, and gorgeous natural open space. Residents enjoy year-round sunshine with mild winters and warm summers. Corona del Mar is one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, with large houses and many high-end places to eat and shop. CDM’s name means “crown of the sea” in Spanish, and this attractive coastal community more than lives up to this label.
Things To Do
A walkable O.C. oasis: The PCH shopping district, beaches and scenic outlooks such as Inspiration Point are all within blocks of each other. A village between the city … : Quaint neighborhood haunts such as Five Crowns steakhouse, the Port theater, and the Sherman Library and Gardens give Corona del Mar a welcome small-town feel. … and the sea: There are plenty of beaches, bluffs and coves from which to admire or dive into the blue waters of the jetty-tamed Pacific, not to mention some of the best O.C. tide pools not in Laguna Beach.