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New Year's On The Balboa Pier

With a friend, I stopped to spend some time on the Balboa Pier which attracts a lot of people. On... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scott P
Ottawa, Canada
Nice to take a walk along and take in the views

If you visit Balboa don’t miss the pier. A fun thing to do whilst visiting. It’s free and the views... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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50 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With a friend, I stopped to spend some time on the Balboa Pier which attracts a lot of people. On New Year's Day, there is usually a cool breeze and the ocean air is invigorating. Here, there is a snack stand called Ruby's. Although we...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Scott P
Reviewed October 30, 2018

If you visit Balboa don’t miss the pier. A fun thing to do whilst visiting. It’s free and the views from either side are magnificent. If you are into fishing bring your rods because when we were there those fishing had lots of fish on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 465RobertH465
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The kids loved the bike rental, rides and Ferris wheel. There is something for everyone on this pier. Friendly and fun, dress casual to enjoy the numerous activity options. Be sure to check out Davey's Locker for whale and dolphin watching. We had a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We took a short ride to the Pier from Newport Beach. Enjoy the ride and the views along the way. Restaurants and Shops to Entertainment to keep you happy. RECOMMENDED 😍

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JBWill951
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great place to watch the waves, surfers and people. Easy walk from Balboa ferry and don't forget to have some of Rubys

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank strapper76
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The pier is GREAT, as long as you can find a parking spot. Over the past 50 years I've found that the best time to enjoy the pier is early morning or sunset. Walk out and feel the power of the surf as it pounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I took my kids to this beach and pier a couple times during our vacation. We had fun playing at the clean beach that was not too crowded and we walked on the pier. We ate lunch at Rubys diner on the pier and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank melissapena76
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Our little excursion to Balboa pier from Anaheim was well worthy of the time we had. The beachfront properties are available for rent also. Very clean beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkSheen
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I love walking this old wooden pier. The retro restaurant (a Ruby's) on the far end can be your destination and reward. I once had Easter dinner there!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Was really impressed with the pier and the beach. The parking was easy & super cheap ($2.10/hr) and crazy close to the beach. Beach was clean and so were the bathrooms. The pier is worth the visit and Ruby’s Diner sits at the end of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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April 5, 2017|
Response from I6181ENjamesw |
Yes there are! Just before you go up onto the pier. In the small retail area, you will find rentals of all human powered means. As for rates, I have never rented, so I could not say.