Corona del Mar is a charming seaside village in Newport Beach. Bordered by scenic white sand beaches and rocky coves with dramatic cliffs, Corona del Mar is a magnificent coastal resort community. Corona del Mar means “crown of the sea” in Spanish. With luxury shopping, upscale dining, gorgeous real estate, and award-winning public and private schools, Corona del Mar offers the best of all worlds in a community that lives up to its name.
Homes in Corona del Mar range from cozy cottages to beautifully remodeled mid-century residences. There are also breathtaking glass-fronted contemporary properties with unbelievable ocean views. Some of the most sought-after properties include those in hilly neighborhoods to the north, with sweeping vistas and gated communities close to the beach.
This eclectic village rises from the ocean into the hillsides with beautiful views and exceptional amenities. The downtown area is teeming with boutiques and upscale restaurants, while the sandy beachfront offers endless recreation against a spectacular backdrop of coastal cliffs. Corona del Mar is a community that truly has it all.
Corona del Mar Village is this charming community’s refined downtown area, with lots of great shopping and dining on the streets surrounding the Pacific Coast Highway. Bandera is a Zagat-rated hit serving sophisticated renditions of hearty Southwestern cuisine. Bandera has a romantic outdoor patio and fireplace. This chic spot is also known for its vibrant upscale bar scene. Pirozzi offers authentic Southern Italian dining with housemade pasta and delicious wood-fired pizzas using techniques and ingredients imported directly from Naples.
The menu at Pirozzi also includes a fine selection of Italian and Californian wines, plus scrumptious and artfully prepared desserts. The upscale Five Crowns has been a Corona del Mar landmark since 1965. Modeled after one of England’s oldest country inns, Five Crowns continues to delight with award-winning renditions of land and sea classics paired with fine wines. Other CdM Village dining highlights include contemporary updates of American comfort fare at Summer House, stylish European-inspired dining and live music at Port Restaurant and Bar, and vegan specialties at Zinc Café & Market. To the northwest of Corona del Mar Village, Roger’s Gardens is a popular home décor boutique and nursery with many beautiful items for the house and garden.
The Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is a delightful rustic eatery pairing delicious farm-to-fork meals with cocktails and regional wines. Everything at The Farmhouse is sourced directly from local farmers, fishermen, and wine and spirit makers. Roger’s Gardens is within a stone’s throw of Newport Beach’s Fashion Island. This world-class retail center features 180 shops and restaurants anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom department stores.
Begonia Park is a relaxing greenspace close to Newport Harbor with a playground, picnic tables, and BBQ grills. Irvine Terrace Park also features lots of children’s play equipment and sports facilities, including tennis and basketball courts and a soccer field. This pretty tree-lined park offers great views of the ocean and Newport Harbor. The sands of Corona del Mar State Beach stretch along the oceanfront to Newport Harbor’s east. Popular activities at the beach include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and beach volleyball.
There are also tables for picnics, BBQ areas, and nighttime bonfires. Follow the coastline and the Pacific Coast Highway a short distance southwest of CdM to arrive at Crystal Cove State Park’s sprawling protected scenery. This gorgeous 3.936-acre open space features 3.2 miles of pristine beachfront, inland chaparrals, and a historic district of coastal cottages built in the 1930s and ‘40s.
Corona del Mar is served by the Newport Mesa Unified School District.
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