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Balboa Island

Newport Beach, CA
+1 949-673-6580
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Place where to want to move.....

everuthing is so smooth, you have a feeling of being so far away but you are still in California... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kildeer, Illinois
Beautiful quaint Island

We had a wonderful visit to Balboa Island yesterday and it is a beautiful place to see. Took the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Newport Beach, CA
+1 949-673-6580
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Reviewed 2 days ago

everuthing is so smooth, you have a feeling of being so far away but you are still in California, , This is a fresh atmosphere.....full of slow moving action and good entertaiment

Thank lolotte17000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to Balboa Island yesterday and it is a beautiful place to see. Took the short ferry ride to the Peninsula and took in the fun zone. Also walked around Balboa Village. Wonderful afternoon.

Thank red1990
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across the ferry and were surprised we could jump on it with our car! Really fun! We spent $3.50 total each way. We asked a city employee about parking. There are 2 big lots. One is $18 a day. The other is $20...More

Thank Scubaloversaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

very cozy and friendly place, You have to try the Frozen banana....lovely to visit if it a first time...a small island worth putting on a map

Thank ricardodT6104GS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great day for walking and window shopping. Parking is a little tough to find. Don't forget to bring a towel in case you want to sit on the beach and people watch.

Thank Alice K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Balboa Island..came over on the 2 minute ferry rid and went home by the bridge. We met friends, had an ice cream and then dinner. We looked into the shops and walked around. It was like going back 50 years...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balboa Island is just across the bridge from Newport Beach. It provides shopping, restaurants and ice cream shops, Marina views and a small downtown feel!

Thank Glena242015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't see a lot of shops on the island. The only thing was restaurants. We ate in the area twice and they were both good. We had a difficult time finding it at first because we were told to different directions. Newport Blvd seem...More

Thank Peg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Balboa Island, which is about a 5 minute drive off the coastal highway in Newport Beach, is a quaint, man-made island with some fun shops and attractions. Stroll the island to view the pretty and well-maintained homes while enjoying local treats like the Balboa bar....More

Thank ELinsky2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great gem at Newport Beach. We enjoyed taking the car on the short ferry ride to the island. Plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. Activities along the boardwalk as well

Thank Bob H
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Questions & Answers
20 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.
Wendy C
16 July 2016|
Response from Jenn92663 | Reviewed this property |
Take jamboree exit and it dead ends and you'll be there.
28 April 2015|
Response from gotall | Reviewed this property |
There are not Pedi cabs but there are benches. Benches are placed regularly along the sidewalk that rings the island. There are also benches on Marine Ave., some shaded by trees.