Corona Del Mar

Corona Del Mar

The word Corona Del Mar means “Crown of the Sea” in Spanish, is a neighborhood that is known for having spectacular cliffs that are intertwined with stunning beaches. It is a little piece of Pacific Coast paradise in Newport Beach and is one of California’s popular destinations to visit and a great place to live. The history of Corona del Mar traces back to James Irvine’s acquisition of a Mexican land grant in 1875, which cost him $150,000.

This land was initially used for sheep ranching. It was later transformed into a residential area by George E. Hart, who began selling lots in 1904. Mary Everett and Alice Alden owned the first homes. The lack of accessibility was a barrier to growth until the Pacific Coast Highway was finished in 1925.

Notable highlights include John Wayne’s residency, Duke Kahanamoku’s 1928 rescue using a surfboard, and the neighborhood’s appearance in films like “All Quiet on the Western Front” and TV shows like “Arrested Development.”

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Additional Information

If you’re up for exploring tide pools and snorkeling under the crystal-clear waters of a beach, It is best to visit Little Corona Beach. Pirate’s Cove Beach is near Little Corona Beach, where it has a secluded and astonishing setting with unique rock formations and a natural beauty perfect for exploration and photography. Corona Del Mar also has beautiful garden centers like Sherman Library & Gardens, with over two acres of spectacular gardens and a koi pond. You could also visit the 243-foot Goldenrod Footbridge, which has a scenic spot for selfies and photography.



Most residences in Corona Del Mar have upscale properties with their own security features. The neighborhood has a reputation for being safe and well-maintained. The Newport Beach Police Department is ready to respond to any emergencies, reports and provides general safety services to residents.


Emergency Contact Services

In case of emergencies, residents and visitors can rely on the following contact information:


All Emergencies 

  • 911


Newport Beach Police Department

  • 949-644-3717


Newport Beach Fire Department

  • 949-644-3104


Newport Beach Animal Control

  • 949-644-3717


Newport Beach Code Enforcement

  • 949-644-3215


Newport Beach General Services

  • 949-644-3055


Newport Beach Graffiti Hotline

  • 949-644-3333


Newport Beach Park Patrol

  • 949-795-9834


Newport Beach Parking Control

  • 949-644-3717