Corona del Mar is a serene community of stunning homes rising from sandy oceanfront beaches to the San Joaquin Hills. This cozy community overlooks Newport Beach and Newport Harbor, and most of its homes boast captivating views. Often shortened to CdM, Corona del Mar is one of California’s most sophisticated coastal communities. Residents enjoy upscale shopping and dining in the Corona del Mar Village area and at Newport Beach’s large shopping mall, Fashion Island. Corona del Mar means crown of the sea in Spanish, and its gorgeous beaches and beautiful views make it easy to see why it was given this name.
Corona del Mar real estate is a mix of grand early-20th century homes and fabulous contemporary architecture. From the ranch-style homes and sweeping views of the newer Harbor View section to breathtaking glass-fronted bluff top homes, CdM’s exceptional homes are among the California coastline’s most desirable.
What to Love
Big Corona & Little Corona beaches
People & Lifestyle
Corona del Mar pairs refined shopping and dining with a laid-back beach town vibe. Given the year-round good weather, local beaches are always a great place to unwind. The atmosphere is peaceful and family-friendly, while the Pacific Coast Highway provides convenient access to other communities within Orange County.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Corona del Mar has many chic restaurants located within the inviting Corona del Mar Village area. SideDoor combines the feel of a British gastropub with a 1920s speakeasy. Specialties include a delicious prime rib sandwich, and the drinks selection is a library of world-class spirits. Summer House offers creative takes on classic American comfort cooking alongside exceptional handcrafted cocktails. The CdM Restaurant is a signature Corona del Mar fine dining spot with a seasonal menu of Italian-influenced dishes. The New Port Theater, opened in the 1940s, offers today’s movie buffs a charming old-fashioned moviegoing experience. This grand movie theater showcased film premieres during the Golden Age of Hollywood and still provides first-class film watching with a full bar and restaurant serving elevated food and drinks. Zinc Café + Market prepares health-conscious breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes that artfully fuse nutrition and taste. The Bungalow has an intimate, lodge-like feel and serves some of CdM’s tastiest steaks and seafood dishes.
Things to Do
Much of Corona del Mar’s coastline is comprised of two sandy beaches, Big Corona and Little Corona. Also known as Corona del Mar State Beach, Big Corona is a picturesque half-mile beach framed by dramatic cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the eastern entrance to Newport Harbor. Little Corona is surrounded by rocky reefs and is a popular diving site. On a clear day, you can see from Little Corona to Catalina Island 25 miles offshore. Corona del Mar has plenty of fun events throughout the year for its residents. A holiday favorite is the Corona del Mar Christmas Walk in early December. This kid-friendly event features live music, food fresh from the barbeque, and lots of special activities for kids. June’s Corona del Mar Scenic 5K is an oceanview fun run with complimentary food for participants from some of CdM’s best restaurants. The CdM Home Tour in October opens the doors to some of the loveliest local homes all for a good cause. Also in October, CdM’s Sandcastle Contest attracts thousands of participants, along with skilled international sandcastle builders, who produce truly amazing entries.
Corona del Mar belongs to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
Lincoln Elementary School, Public, K-6
Harbor View Elementary School, Public, K-6
Corona del Mar Middle & High School, Public, 7-12
Harbor Day School, Private, Nonsectarian, K-8
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