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Overview

Located in the city of Newport Beach, Pirates Cove Beach - also known as Rocky Point Beach and Hidden Beach - is a popular small beach with light brown sand. This beach is situated below a blufftop park named Lookout Point Park. Pirates Cove Beach is a part of a larger state-protected beach named Corona Del Mar State Beach. Pirates Cove Beach does not have lifeguards, but the area around this beach has benches and restrooms. Dogs on leash are allowed on the beach before 10 am and after 4:30 pm. 

Activities

Pirates Cove Beach offers many fun activities including beachcombing, sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife watching, paddle boarding, boating, and jet skiing. The water near Pirates Cove Beach is largely calm due to its location inside Newport Harbor. This makes it ideal for beginner swimmers, kayakers, canoers, and paddleboarders. The sandstone bluff side along this beach has unique alcoves and rock formations that you can explore during your visit. As an interesting fact, the beach reportedly received its alternative name (Rocky Point Beach) due to these interesting rock formations present along the bluff side. This beach was also used to shoot portions of the 1964 television series Gilligan’s Island and D.W Griffith’s 1916 silent film Macbeth. The blufftop area above Pirates Cove Beach offers Instagram-worthy views of the Newport Beach shoreline.

Parking

Getting to Pirates Cove Beach is easy - the access stairway to this beach is located near the intersection between Heliotrope Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, where street parking spaces are also available.

Attractions

There are many attractions near Pirates Cove Beach. Newport Beach Civic Center and Park is a recreational park that hosts many exciting events including art exhibitions and music concert series. In addition, the park also frequently displays interesting public artworks. The park also has picnic tables and hiking trails. You can use the hiking trails present here to explore the park’s vibrant landscape, which includes a Torrey pine tree grove and wetlands. Orange County Museum of Art has interesting exhibitions that display modern and contemporary artworks. The museum’s exhibitions specialize in modern artworks that are based in California and the Pacific Rim area. If you are looking for another attraction near Pirates Cove Beach, Lyon Air Museum exhibits a wide variety of antique military aircraft and other interesting automobiles. In addition, this museum also has many interesting memorabilia, automobiles, and aircraft from World War Two.  

Restaurants

If you get hungry, there are many great restaurants near Pirates Cove Beach. Gulfstream is an upscale restaurant that offers delicious gourmet dishes and is famous for its amazing seafood. Wilma’s Patio is a family-friendly restaurant that offers amazing breakfast dishes, burgers, sandwiches, Mexican dishes, steaks, and seafood. If you are looking for another good and affordable restaurant near Pirates Cove Beach, the modestly priced Great Mex Grill offers amazing Mexican dishes including burritos and fajitas.

Hotels

If you are looking for a hotel near Pirates Cove Beach, there are many great nearby options. The Resort At Pelican Hill is a 5-Star hotel that offers many amenities including a 36-hole golf course, a spa, a pool, and two restaurants. As another upscale option, the 4-Star Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas has Mediterranean-style architecture and offers many amenities including a grocery shopping service, three pools, two restaurants, a spa, hot tub, fitness center, and basketball courts. A more affordable hotel is Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach which offers many amenities including a complimentary shuttle from a nearby airport, a restaurant, a gym, a pool, and a hot tub. In addition, the hotel also offers free accommodation to kids under 17 staying with an adult. If you are looking for another good and affordable hotel near Pirates Cove Beach, the modestly priced 2-Star Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina offers many amenities including a restaurant, a pool, a fitness center, a game room, a laundry service (for a fee) a convenience store, and a marina. In addition, this hotel also offers access to a nature reserve.

Basic Details

IN(949) 644-3047

IN35 meters

INRestroom Available

IN6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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    Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Pirates Cove Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    No, this Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

    Does Pirates Cove Beach have lifeguards?

    No, this Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach - please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Pirates Cove Beach a family-friendly beach?

    No, this Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Pirates Cove Beach good for swimming?

    Yes, this Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Pirates Cove Beach have restrooms?

    Yes, Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at this Beach.

    Is Pirates Cove Beach a nude beach?

    No, this Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Pirates Cove Beach?

    No, this Beach does not have nearby food options - please plan your beach day accordingly.

    What are the activities at Pirates Cove Beach?

    Yes, this Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Hiking, Snorkeling.

    Does Pirates Cove Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    No, this Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Pirates Cove Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    Yes, bring your dog with you to this Beach!

    Is Pirates Cove Beach good for surfing?

    No, this Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.

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