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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to watch all the boats coming in and out of the harbor... some are spectacular. Also on the beach side you can watch the surfers 🏄‍♀️ It seems to be quite dangerous with the way the waves break on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 930turbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yo can get shacked here, the right day sun peeking makes for some great coverage and if your not into hitting the swell just bring a breakfast burrito down and sit on the beach and watch the boys get pitted.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank willynillyknowsbest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generations of wave and water worshipers are drawn to the beauty and power of the Wedge. Walking atop the Wedge can be tretcherous. Truly awesome beach experience.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JoseinPanama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, off the beaten touristy areas towards the pier. You can enjoy the sand and the breeze while viewing a variety of boats coming into or leaving the Newport harbor. Parking is at a premium on the weekends only but you can still find...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank muazzams2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aug. 23 2019. Very large waves and a lot of body surfers in the water. Talked to the lifeguard on duty and he explained everything about the waves to us. Including that the ones today werr just on the edge of restricting only more experienced...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aluckart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see the Wedge but were told it is only there for a short time during a certain time of year. Disappointing. Winds, change in temps, and tide help this to be a surfers dream but it is not there in August!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ALRPFlorida
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Views and waves are always most beautiful from here. A must see when in the area. Waves can get intense if surfing .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank toddbP9048WO
Reviewed July 26, 2019

This is the world famous Wedge, where two waves collide in big surf, to create a monster wave that daredevil bodysurfers dare to ride before they are pounded into the sand. One of the great people watching locations on planet earth when this wave is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Beware of the undertow here! Very dangerous currents that can grab you, even if you're only walking along the water's edge. But a lovely spot and worth stopping.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LovesToTravelSue
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Definitely worth a visit! At the far end of Balboa Island, the jetty redirects waves. Depending on the tides, they can be very high. The location is also very pleasant for a walk.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Katejen K
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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!
Susan M
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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