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West Jetty View Park - The Wedge

West Jetty View Park - The Wedge(Balboa Beach)

United States, California, Newport Beach 

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Overview

Located at the northern end of the Balboa Peninsula, the West Jetty View Beach is known by the locals as “The Wedge”, and is one of the most popular surfing spots in Southern California. This beach features a long jetty that runs across the water, which is what creates the large waves that can reach up to 30 feet. This spot has been featured in a PBS documentary and has also been mentioned in Bruce Brown’s Endless Summer and All Time Low’s Let it Roll. The history of this beach goes all the way back to the 1920s, and its legacy as a prime Southern California surfing spot carries on to this day.

Activities

Due to the abundance of large barrel waves at this spot, there are a crowd of surfers, kneeboarders, and bodyboarders in the waters most days. The waves are huge, so if you are a beginner, check out nearby spots such as the Balboa Pier where you can find more moderate waters. Although there are lifeguards stationed at this beach, it is not recommended to swim in the waters here, as rip currents occur frequently. Don’t worry if you’re not a surfer, this beach has plenty of people who come just to spectate and wade in the shoreline. There is also a small grass park with tables and palm trees that provide shaded spots perfect for those who want to relax or set up a picnic.

Attractions

Due to the abundance of large barrel waves at this spot, there are a crowd of surfers, kneeboarders, and bodyboarders in the waters most days. The waves are huge, so if you are a beginner, check out nearby spots such as the Balboa Pier where you can find more moderate waters. Although there are lifeguards stationed at this beach, it is not recommended to swim in the waters here, as rip currents occur frequently. Don’t worry if you’re not a surfer, this beach has plenty of people who come just to spectate and wade in the shoreline. There is also a small grass park with tables and palm trees that provide shaded spots perfect for those who want to relax or set up a picnic.

Restaurants

If you get hungry, take a seven-minute drive to Ohana Ramen and Poke, where you can enjoy an extensive variety of sushi rolls and noodle dishes such as Tonkotsu Ramen. Right next to this spot is the Newport Landing Restaurant, a waterfront seafood restaurant known for their oyster bar and California wine list. If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, check out Picante Martin’s, where you can enjoy dishes like the Chicken Mole and Shrimp Fajitas.

Hotels

If you need a place to stay, there are a number of residential properties nearby that can be rented through Airbnb. The Balboa Inn is a six-minute drive from the Wedge and offers family-friendly rooms, complimentary breakfast, and an ocean-view sundeck. You can also take a 19-minute drive to Marriot’s Newport Coast Villas, an upscale hotel that is across from the road at Fashion Island and features amenities such as an outdoor pool and fitness center. We also like Newport Beach Hotel, a 3-Star resort run by the Four Sisters Company. The rooms have hardwood floors and pillow-top mattresses and the hotel is a four-minute walk to the Newport Pier.

Basic Details

IN(949) 644-3151

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 West Jetty View Park - The Wedge 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 West Jetty View Park - The Wedge have lifeguards?

    Yes, this Beach ensures safety with professional lifeguards on duty throughout the day, offering peace of mind for beachgoers.

    Is West Jetty View Park - The Wedge a family-friendly beach?

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

    Is West Jetty View Park - The Wedge good for swimming?

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

    Does West Jetty View Park - The Wedge have restrooms?

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

    Is West Jetty View Park - The Wedge a nude beach?

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

    Is there food near West Jetty View Park - The Wedge?

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

    What are the activities at West Jetty View Park - The Wedge?

    Yes, this Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Bike Paths, Surfing, Volleyball.

    Does West Jetty View Park - The Wedge have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    Yes, this Beach offers accommodations for people with disabilities, allowing everyone to relish the coastal experience.

    Is West Jetty View Park - The Wedge a dog-friendly beach?

    Yes, bring your dog with you to this Beach!

    Is West Jetty View Park - The Wedge good for surfing?

    Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at this Beach.

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