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Legendary Shore Break!

A locals review: The Wedge is located at the tip of the Balboa Peninsula, amongst a drive through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AVH1313
via mobile
An Amazing Show

I gave this an Excellent review, however, I need to qualify that. It's only Excellent when the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suepkid
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Newport Beach, California
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“body surfers” (28 reviews)
“big waves” (24 reviews)
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Newport Beach, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A locals review: The Wedge is located at the tip of the Balboa Peninsula, amongst a drive through the residential neighborhood that is adorn with Beach and Bay front homes, it is known for its unbelievable waves and shore break, and that particular site is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I gave this an Excellent review, however, I need to qualify that. It's only Excellent when the waves are huge. So watch the surf report. If the surf is really high, go watch the boogie boarders and body surfers. Sometimes you'll see News Vans because...More

Thank Suepkid
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Worth the effort to navigate to the end of Balboa Peninsula & go through the challenge of parking (no parking lot -- only street parking). The little park & the beautiful views of the boats going in & out on one side and the huge...More

Thank PapaLiebz
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I decided to try to ride a boogey board for the first time here. That was not the brightest decision on my part. We went further down from the rocks because the waves looked smaller away from the rocks. I got trashed a round quite...More

Thank kellysp2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Such a beautiful beach, nice stores and restaurants, little hustle to find parking , but it's worth it, i paid parking on Sunday , yes...but only until 6pm , after that it's free parking

Thank maripposa
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You just can't go to Newport without going to the Wedge. Parking is a bit of a hassle but who could pass up the chance to see this renowned surfer beach? Make sure you check when the surf's up so you can watch the surfers...More

Thank Anonymouze
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is such a fun spot to watch the body boarders! I have never seen such radical crashing waves! You have to be very experienced! Professional photographers frequent this place!

Thank Laurie J
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Simple, beautiful.. Particularly if you hear the seas are large, and the tide will be in... go.. Drive to the extreme south east end of the Newport Peninsula, then walk to views of waves steeper than normal, it is the nature of the place, and...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We found parking in the adorable neighborhood and walked to the beach to see The Wedge. Wow--watching it throw around surfers is as scary and exhilarating as advertised! There is a jetty where you can walk or sit and watch the brave enough to attempt...More

Thank welovedmaine08
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went to the Wedge three times while in Newport Beach just to watch the Wedge beat down anyone brave enough to take it on. We watched surfers in the morning. Three of them had their boards broken in half within 30 minutes. Later we...More

Thank mamaformany
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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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