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The Essence of Newport Beach

Not to be missed this is a great place to enjoy the waves. It also has amazing views, especially on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael T
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Inverness, Florida
Unique Surf Spot

Where the ocean converges on the shore and the jetty it creates a very unique surf break. I don't... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Jaye M
,
Cedar Hills, Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed this is a great place to enjoy the waves. It also has amazing views, especially on good days.. This is the one place every kid in Newport remembers growing up..

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Where the ocean converges on the shore and the jetty it creates a very unique surf break. I don't surf but it was fun to watch those that did.

Thank Jaye M
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The Wedge in Newport is a very relaxed location. The area along the shore is not as busy as other beach locations. There aren't any public restrooms. This area has a jetty that a lot of body boarders and surfers enjoy. The parking is limited...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

In 1939 a Hurricane came to Newport Beach and created waves of some 12 to 14 feet coming directly up the harbor channel. Certainly there was not much built in the area at that time, but thinking of this makes me shudder at what would...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The wedge is a great spot to watch world-class body surfers (and some not so world class). But the environment is prime for injuries and there are victims of Mother Nature every year. That doesn’t stop the diehards from making the pilgrimage. Me? I’ll just...More

Thank utripmeplease
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Walked from Balboa Ferry (0.5 mi) to The Wedge through nice neighborhoods. Be sure to use restrooms at Balboa Pier as there are no restrooms at the Wedge! During mid-day, beach wasn't very busy and would've been perfect if not for the silly drone flying...More

Thank 82frankie
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Visited in October 2017 and then again in January 2018 and this review is for my January experience. No waves at all...they were so small. In October they were medium sized and I guess after I left, in mid-January 2018, they were huge. It's all...More

Thank jbrenz
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The Wedge is an amazing place to see the Pacific Ocean. At the very top of the Newport Beach peninsula- It’s a bit out of the way and takes a few extra minutes but the waves are amazing. (Check the local surf report on Surfline.com...More

Thank Jenskiver
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

This stretch of beach is at the end of the road in beautiful Newport Beach. It was a quiet morning when we were there and it was peaceful. Just a few people walking the beach. Lots of broken shells in the sand glistening in the...More

Thank Dansker58
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This beach is fantastic if you really want to see and hear the crashing of the waves. It is just crazy to watch the surfers hit the waves

Thank stan b
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kjk369
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Dansker58 | Reviewed this property |
Street parking only. We were lucky because it was early and a weekday. Have fun!
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Susan M
November 8, 2016|
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Response from AgentMaryLou | Reviewed this property |
The Wedge, famous for watching professional surfers at high surf is at the very tip of the Newport Beach Balboa Peninsula. Coming from Pacific Coast Hwy, take Balboa Blvd for about 4 miles then it will wrap onto Channel... More
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44paulab55
October 31, 2015|
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Response from AgentMaryLou | Reviewed this property |
Yes - The Wedge is absolutely wheel chair accessible from the culdesac area. There is a sidewalk, grassy area with a few park benches and then it flows into the beach area. The rock Jetty at the very tip of Balboa... More
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