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Balboa Island

Newport Beach, CA
+1 949-673-6580
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Cool spot

We parked and took the ferry over (on foot). Beautiful spot with nice beaches and plenty of bars... read more

Reviewed today
Teahan
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Must Do Walk When in Newport Beach

We have visited Newport Beach many times over the years. A highlight of every visit has been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fletch1946
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Fair Haven, New Jersey
via mobile
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“frozen banana” (87 reviews)
“the main street” (77 reviews)
“wilma's patio” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Newport Beach, CA
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+1 949-673-6580
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"frozen banana"
in 87 reviews
"the main street"
in 77 reviews
"wilma's patio"
in 14 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 51 reviews
"marine avenue"
in 23 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 19 reviews
"fun shopping"
in 14 reviews
"cute shops"
in 16 reviews
"boat parade"
in 15 reviews
"window shopping"
in 12 reviews
"few hours"
in 28 reviews
"walk around"
in 22 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 27 reviews
"car ferry"
in 19 reviews
"fun zone"
in 31 reviews
"southern california"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

We parked and took the ferry over (on foot). Beautiful spot with nice beaches and plenty of bars restaurants and bathrooms. There is even a small amusement park for small kids. The ferry ride over is awesome. The whole area isnnoce and walking along the...More

Thank Teahan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Newport Beach many times over the years. A highlight of every visit has been a stroll on the walk around Balboa Island. Beautiful views, beautiful homes, beautiful gardens, the walk has it all.

2  Thank Fletch1946
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little place in Newport beach. Good for walking and taking boat ride. It has a tiny downtown with some good resturants and cute shops.

Thank sanazesfahanii
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wander here after going whale watching. We had a nice walk and enjoyed watching a game of rugby! The pier was great. We saw a whale diving down . Amazing! Also saw dolphins and a sea lion stealing a fish from a...More

Thank Millie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

fun place to visit, lots of shops and restaurants and wide boardwalk. I have been visiting since a kid but now live in MT so it has been a while. Lovely succulents in gardens along the beach and things blooming year round.

Thank Fearlessmsla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I discovered this place about 8 years ago and love it, its a great place to visit for the day lots of fun shops, you can rent a boat or walk in Balboa Island or go to the beach, take the ferry or just hang...More

Thank nathaliehavtan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love islands like this , beautiful homes, liked driving around, did park walked up the Board walk. Good place for kids they had little amusement rides. Nice shops

Thank Gatortoe13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Balboa Island this Easter break . Lots to do there. We rented a boat for an hour , packed lunch and made it a picnic on the ocean . Pizza from New York Pizza were delicious. We lived taking the ferry to the...More

Thank Jeanette B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk along where all the boats are docked. Lots of restaurants and stores/boutiques. Very enjoyable.

Thank Tanya F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids enjoyed the activities which included renting bikes and taking in the scenery. Food at a fair price all things considered. Ample parking that was dirt cheap.

Thank John K
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josemtz12
9 April 2018|
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Response from Darren K | Reviewed this property |
Well you could go to the deck on lacuna beach. That’s got he beat view. Or else the winery at Newport Beach or sol Mexican at Newport Beach. Or if you have the big bucks do NOBU Newport Beach.
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Colleend1234
19 May 2017|
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Response from ooiioo | Reviewed this property |
Balboa Island is in Newport Beach which is part of Orange County. Orange County is located between Los Angeles and San Diego.
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