Corona del Mar, CA--If you're looking to pick up a friendly game of volleyball during a vacation to Southern California, the beach may be your best bet for meeting up with strangers, introducing yourself, and seeing if your talent matches the skill level of the players at the nets, assuming they invite you to join in.
One place where the beach and nets are supreme is Corona del Mar. Corona del Mar State Beach has paid parking at the bottom of the hill where the beach sits, or you can try your luck at finding free parking at the top. There are about a dozen volleyball nets available free, though you must take your own ball to play.
As a community within Newport Beach, Corona del Mar is not alone in offering beach volleyball. Newport Beach beaches also have numerous nets along the several miles of beach front on the numbered streets on Balboa Peninsula. Great volleyball players come from the area in and around Newport Beach. Famous players that have played these beaches include Misty May Trainor, and Olympic star volleyball pro.
The average Joe can play without embarrassment or shame. The beach volleyball nets offer a great place to begin this sport and grow into a more skilled player.