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Was really impressed with the pier and the beach. The parking was easy & super cheap ($2.10/hr) and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill S
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Beautiful beach

Great beach with some waves and has many nice restaurants and activities Including ocean 21 which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenwich, Connecticut
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50 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice and clean beach area for how much traffic it gets. The views are beautiful and the sand is nice and clean. The pier is basically a big pier, nothing special. There are boat rides and other touristy items available, along...More

Thank swedishballerina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach with some waves and has many nice restaurants and activities Including ocean 21 which is a very nice seafood restaurant. Parking is available.

Thank Summersnuggles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love walking out on this pier, been doing it for about 52 years. Ruby diner at the end of the pier with dinner and dessert. Love people watching and looking into the fishermen and women buckets to see what they have caught.

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty of parking at the shore end of the pier and restrooms. Other than Ruby’s Diner at the end there are no amusements or other entertainment on the pier making this a great place to walk and relax. We just watched the fishermen...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balboa Pier is lovely. We enjoyed walking along it and watching all the people fishing. We ate at Ruby's and enjoyed it. It was so nice to watch the water and people on the beach.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunset, sunrise, and sunny days! Better in the early morning before the crowds arrive, perhaps with a dreary fog bank. That keeps the crowds away. Just an everlasting experience.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, busy pier with souvenir shopping, beach and bike rentals, and street food. Reasonable. We took a cruise boat from Davey's Locker to do a sunset cruise. Was worth it.

Thank Been2Bagan
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We love this part of Newport and the Peninsula. It is not very crowded and it is great for pre-teens and teens. It’s quite and an awesome place for family vacation. We have been coming here since our kids were babies and we 13 years...More

Thank calikanes2017
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

What a great time I had visiting the Balboa Pier. It was so peaceful walking around and enjoying the water from the pier. I took a bunch of pictures and even snuck in a little power nap on the bench. The view of the beach...More

Thank michaeltross
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April 5, 2017|
Response from James W |
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.