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Address: Newport Beach, CA

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The Wedge

This part of the beach in Newport is a famous body surfing beach. When there is high surf it is quite amazing to watch the body surfers. The waves come in and are reflected off... read more

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jim b
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This part of the beach in Newport is a famous body surfing beach. When there is high surf it is quite amazing to watch the body surfers. The waves come in and are reflected off the north wall of the jetty creating great waves. If you want to do more than just watch, be warned, when the Wedge is pumping... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am down here for work and wanted to finish my day with a walk. The further out you drive you can park on the street for free. Nice area.

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Lees Summit, Mo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk and to take the children to play in the sand. Usually nice and not too crowded.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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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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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