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Peaceful beach area to relax

Walked from Balboa Ferry (0.5 mi) to The Wedge through nice neighborhoods. Be sure to use... read more

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82frankie
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Las Vegas, Nevada
What a difference a couple months makes!

Visited in October 2017 and then again in January 2018 and this review is for my January... read more

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jbrenz
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Chicago, Illinois
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“big waves” (24 reviews)
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Newport Beach, CA
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Reviewed today

Walked from Balboa Ferry (0.5 mi) to The Wedge through nice neighborhoods. Be sure to use restrooms at Balboa Pier as there are no restrooms at the Wedge! During mid-day, beach wasn't very busy and would've been perfect if not for the silly drone flying...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited in October 2017 and then again in January 2018 and this review is for my January experience. No waves at all...they were so small. In October they were medium sized and I guess after I left, in mid-January 2018, they were huge. It's all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wedge is an amazing place to see the Pacific Ocean. At the very top of the Newport Beach peninsula- It’s a bit out of the way and takes a few extra minutes but the waves are amazing. (Check the local surf report on Surfline.com...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This stretch of beach is at the end of the road in beautiful Newport Beach. It was a quiet morning when we were there and it was peaceful. Just a few people walking the beach. Lots of broken shells in the sand glistening in the...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This beach is fantastic if you really want to see and hear the crashing of the waves. It is just crazy to watch the surfers hit the waves

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Worth going to see even if you don't want to go into the water. The views at sunset are beautiful and the surrounding neighborhood is quaint. Easier to park late in the day too!

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

It was amazing to watch the body surfers. Fun place and will be coming back again. The neighborhood around it with great houses, and beautiful flowers. Very nice.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Wedge is the point at which the ocean meets the bay at Newport Beach. Unless the prevailing winds and tides are right there is very little surf at all. And if you are not a boardrider the many other miles of Newport beach are...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great for a nice walk on the beach on a Saturday morning. Its a residential area but I️ was able to easily find a parking spot. I️ was expecting to see giant swells however that was not the case which was a disappointment.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Absolutely stunningly beautiful. I could've sat here all day and just watched the waves crash against the rocks and the shore. If you want to relax and unplug from all the technology nowadays, just come out here and sit and relax and just let your...More

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Susan M
9 November 2016|
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Response from AgentMaryLou | Reviewed this property |
The Wedge, famous for watching professional surfers at high surf is at the very tip of the Newport Beach Balboa Peninsula. Coming from Pacific Coast Hwy, take Balboa Blvd for about 4 miles then it will wrap onto Channel... More
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44paulab55
1 November 2015|
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Response from AgentMaryLou | Reviewed this property |
Yes - The Wedge is absolutely wheel chair accessible from the culdesac area. There is a sidewalk, grassy area with a few park benches and then it flows into the beach area. The rock Jetty at the very tip of Balboa... More
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