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“Best Beach in Southern California we found during our 3 week stay!”

Little Corona Beach
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We recently spent 3 weeks in the L.A. Area. During this time, we filled our time with as many touristy things as possible. We went to several beaches from south of Laguna, to Malibu and many beaches in between. Although all the beaches were pretty, Little Corona Del Mar was by far our favorite. There is a main Corona Del Mar beach close by, but not too far south you will find it's better half; LITTLE Corona Del Mar! If you can find a place to park along the street, as we did, then parking is free! It is in a beautiful cove. Lined with pretty houses and rocks. There were tide pools to explore. The weather wasn't hot (in July), but we didn't have to wear jackets as we did at many of the other beaches. There was a nice stairway/ramp leading to the sandy beach. There were bathrooms with water to rinse off. It wasn't too crowded, and the waves were a load of fun for the kids to play in. The water was very cold, but unfortunately, that's just how the ocean temperature is on the west coast! We were taken there by a relative who has lived in the area for 30 years. She had never been there before, and after our day, she said that Little Corona Del Mar is her new favorite beach!

1  Thank Tori M
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is our beach!!! We do live in Northern California where all the beaches there are cold, freezing water. We love SoCal beaches especially the ones located in Orange County. This beach has one of the best Tide Pool!!!!! When we went in the Summer, we go there almost everyday, never got tired of it. Very quiet and not crowded, perfect for families with young kids who wants to learn and have fun at the same time!! A MUST for families, you feel like you have your own natural fish tanks.

3  Thank 2goddesses
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Go during low tide to see some wonderful tide pools. Go early as parking can be difficult and its a half mile or so walk to get down to them. The day we went (a Monday) there was a table set up with examples of sea life that our children could touch before going out on the rocks.

1  Thank AAttryde
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Whenever our grandkids come to visit, this site is a must -- not just once but several times each visit. The natural tide pools teeming with wildlife in a cliffside setting with Arch Rock offshore are unsurpassed.

2  Thank joseph b
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Little Corona is a classic California cove beach. It is a great place for families, but not if the kids are too young since you have to walk a good ways down to the beach and there are no facilities like showers or restrooms once you get there. The plus side is that the lack of facilities and parking keeps the crowds down.

The tide pools are some of the best in California.

It is also a great surfing spot when the surf is up.

5  Thank scottca075
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