Difficulty: 7/10

Arch Rock, Corona Del Mar

Photo by Roberto Nickson

How to get there: Park in a nearby neighborhood as close as possible. to Poppy Ave. Walk down the beach along the coast for about 10 minutes until you see the rock formations.

What to bring: Bring water shoes or regular shoes because the rocks are slippery and can hurt your feet. Bring a wetsuit if the water is cold. It will also prevent you from getting cut. There is a place to set down a backpack and towels before you start swimming out to the rock.

Tips: Swim out and around the left side of the structure to avoid rocks. Pull yourself up around the backside when there are no waves coming in.

Difficulty: There a couple of places to jump from ranging from 15ft – 20ft. The jumps themselves are easier than getting to the actual rock. Pulling yourself up to the rock is the hardest part and requires patience as well as good swimming ability.

One Comment

  • Rosanna

    I definitely like this post the best. There are a lot of good tips I would find useful if I was crazy enough to do this. You could maybe add when the best time to go, like if there is a particular season when it is the most popular. Not many comments on this one, overall good.

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