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Beach :
China Cove
City :
Newport Beach

Location / Directions :

A pair of small sandy coves along the harbor channel. Pedestrian access fromShell and Cove streets; stairways at Ocean Blvd. between Fernleaf and Dahli a Avenues and at Lookout Point blufftop park. OCTD #1 and #57; walk to beach.

Phone :

(949) 644-3309

EMail :

Description :

So named for the "Chinese" themed home that has graced this small beach for decades, China Cove is actually two beaches, just inside the Newport Beach Harbor. The bigger of the two beaches is loved by families and volleyball players alike, while the smaller is baby-heaven. If mom and dad can put out of mind the fact that little Billy or Tina is swimming in bay water, with a storm drain emptying at the spot, toddlers can have a blast in the shallow, calm water. Bring the boogie board - when enough boats go by, surfs up! But China doesn't come cheap: no street parking is allowed, so it's a steep hike down - and more importantly, back up - the steps from the CdM cliffs above. Most drive down, load up and move out - to the disdain of China Cove's homeowners, whose abodes go for over $10 million.

Activities :

Surfing, Swimming and Fishing

Dogs :

Facilities :

Parking :

On the street

Links :

Orange County Marine Refuge Project