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Address: Newport Beach, CA

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When there's a large swell, Wedge is a Must see. You will understand the word awesome when your jaw drops to the sand in absolute awe. This is a spot to view, NOT for tourists to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When there's a large swell, Wedge is a Must see. You will understand the word awesome when your jaw drops to the sand in absolute awe. This is a spot to view, NOT for tourists to even be near the water. In the summer months there's no boards in the water from 10AM to 6 PM. The wave itself is... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful spot...even the Hawaiian's know of the Wedge. Nice walking beach, Jetty is great to hike out on when waves are flat, and even small waves have tons of power in the right south swell direction. It is very deceiving the power even a small 1 - 2 foot wave has here. My Father used to live here for a... More 

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Santa Ana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wedge is located at the junction of the Newport Jetty and the Balboa Beach. When the Northwest swells are met with a south wind, waves can be as high as 30'. A novice should only go there to watch some of the world's best surfers (both board and body). I had to pick a month of travel just to... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice photo shots but hardly any beach and not parking . Water so rough and deadly . Some have died here. Surfing . But great for sun sets and photography

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique piece of beach and ocean has been formed by the placement of the jetty that protects the entrance to the harbor. The placement of the Jetty causes a backwash that often creates hazardous if not deadly conditions. This is not a toddler beach. Even adults need to be supervised. One minute the waves will be 2-4 feet and... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Wedge is at the opening of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to watch surfers and incoming boats. It's my favorite Zen place to just sit to watch and listen to the waves. I also like to climb out on the rocks to the point.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Located on the Balboa Peninsula near the Newport Harbor entrance. A large shore break has been a sight to see when waves get big. Also just a great wide beach to enjoy sunny days

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Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's January, beautiful calm day. It was a nice day just to get outside. Walked around and watched the boat come in and out.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Came here many times over the years. Very nice beach in the Orange County area. About a 45 minute drive from Anaheim resort area. Beautiful golden sand beach. Nice place to bring the family. Busy on weekends. Nice for a stroll along the beach. Long beach front and decent walking distance toward the pier.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place to visit with wonderful views of the bay and the ocean. If a clear day, you can easily see Catalina Island. No bathrooms and parking can be a problem to find a space if the waves are high or if a week end in the summer. No parking lots, no public transportation. No food stands or places to... More 

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