Corona del Mar (Spanish for "Crown of the Sea") is a neighborhood in Newport Beach, California. It generally consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Street to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado. Immediately south of Corona del Mar is Crystal Cove State Park, an expanse of beach accessible by paths winding down a steep hillside.
Settled early in the 20th century, the older area of Corona del Mar consists mostly of closely-spaced, free-standing, detached single family houses of varying architecture, concentrated along Pacific Coast Highway (also known as "PCH" or California State Route 1). Newer developments in Harbor View Hills consist of California ranch style houses, many with expansive ocean views.
Corona del Mar has no locally administered municipal government, but receives all municipal level services from the City of Newport Beach, and has a representative to the Newport Beach City Council.
Web Sites and Links
Corona Del Mar State BeachBasic page with directions and phone number to contact the park for operating hours.
NBC 4 WeathernetReal time weather information from Corona Del Mar High School.
Sherman Gardens and LibraryHorticultural retreat featuring a cactus and succulent garden, a tropical conservatory, rose, herb, and Japanese gardens. The library focuses on the history of the Pacific Southwest.
Sherman GardensShort photo page for the gardens. Hours of operation and description of the floral displays are included.