Corona del Mar ("Crown of the Sea" in Spanish) is a seaside community in Newport Beach, California. It generally includes all land south of Avocado Avenue to the city-wide San Joaquin Mountains facing the sea, as well as the development of Irving Terrace north of Avocado.
Corona del Mar is known for its beaches, tide pools, cliff views, and village shops. Beaches in the area include Corona del Mar State Beach and Crystal Cove State Park south of Corona del Mar, accessible by winding steep hillside trails. Corona del Mar is represented by the Newport Beach City Council. Some residents use the 92625 Corona del Mar mailing address.
The community was founded in 1904 and established its own post office on July 16, 1926, with Mrs. Edna L. Stuckey serving as the first postman. The development consisting of unsold land in Corona del Mar was established in 1915 and named Balboa Palisades. The old part of Corona del Mar consists mainly of dense, detached single-family homes of different buildings, concentrated along the Pacific Coast Highway. Newer developments in Harbour View Hills include California ranch-style homes, many with expansive ocean views.
It's the setting for the Fox series Arrested Development (a title mentioned in Season 2, Episode 14, "The Perfect Election"), and the home of Martine and Dustin Rhodes in Dean Coontz's novel "False Memories." The Lost Dogs paid tribute to Corona del Mar with the song "Only One Bum In Corona del Mar" on their 2006 album The Lost Cabin and the Mystery Trees. Main Beach in Corona del Mar was part of the backdrop for the 2017 "Would You Ever" music video featuring Skrillex and Poo Bear. OC used the Corona del Mar High School location in Corona del Mar as a reference point for the show.