Corona del Mar (Crown of the Sea) is a neighborhood (some even say a town) belonging to Southern California’s renowned Newport Beach.
The small community is notorious for its elegant mansions, gardens filled with native plants, high profile shopping and surf breaks.
I came to the area with the desire to take a look at a cove protected by cliffs where tide pools abound and a natural arch rises from the waves.
Little Corona del Mar is an interesting option for those wanting to avoid the area’s crowded beaches. The coast in here is rugged and secluded (but restrooms are available). During low tide, it is possible to walk a few miles to Crystal Cove State Park.
The weather didn’t cooperate during my visit. The sky was gray and the wind strong. This are not necessarily my favorite conditions to walk around and take pictures.
Nonetheless, I saw awesome stuff. The tide pools were colorful, a strange type of butterfly was hiding beneath the rocks and numerous birds were scrambling over the boulders.
I promise to get back to the area and explore more of the surroundings. Enjoy the photos!
Have you been to Little Corona del Mar?