Visit the Wedge

The Wedge in Newport Beach is known for its large wedge-shaped , very powerful waves and awesome sunsets. The waves are a by-product of alterations to the rock jetty on the west side of the Newport Harbor entrance undertaken during the 1930s. With the potential of 30-foot waves, you may find more bodyboarders than surfers. This spot has the biggest swell in Southern California and is must see when in Newport Beach. If the surf isn’t happening when you visit, the scenery surrounding you will definitely make it worth the trip. Get an up-close look at some of the beautiful oceanfront homes right on the sand, or sit at the jetty and watch the boats come in and out of the harbor. Be sure to bring your camera to catch the impressive sets as well as the beautiful sunsets.