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“Nice beach - can get Huge waves at times!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Orange, California, United States
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148 reviews
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“Nice beach - can get Huge waves at times!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a really nice beach near the Newport Jetty and pier - the sand is clean, there are nice houses along the beach, the ocean is beautiful and you'll see a lot of great yachts and other boats going in and out of the harbor area. The waves can get HUGE when there's a storm nearby and lots of people flock to the Wedge just to see the 20-25' waves crashing on the beach. Be careful there at all times - people get themselves into trouble along the Wedge all the time because it requires more advanced body surfing skills than they expect. It's a great place to spend an afternoon but very crowded during summer.

Visited June 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“GREAT SPOT, BEST BODY SURFING IN CALIFORNIA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Waves are perfect and fun. Closer to the pier it is not for amateur or novice body surfers.
Please be careful and have a great time!

Visited September 2013
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“Body surfing and great view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you can find a parking spot this is a great place to see body suefing, and to walk a pretty beach.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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“Awesome!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Wow what a hidden gem! Beautiful sea, sand and views! Thought I was in Hawaii at one point! Lovely and clean, clear waters and fabulous views of the area.

Visited September 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Huge waves!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We visited The Wedge after hearing about it for the first time this trip by body surfers. We parked easily along the street and so enjoyed the view of the harbor and the beach at the same time. It's a hidden gem with the beach being almost bare compared to Balboa and Newport Beach just up the road. The waves are huge and this is not a place to try out the water unless you are experienced in body surfing and have slippers to boot!

Visited August 2013
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