Explore Balboa Island Area

Adventures

Find a local dock for fishing… go paddleboarding, surfing or even visit Catalina! Your adventure awaits! Learn More

  • Riding the Balboa Ferris Wheel is a MUST DO when visiting. You will enjoy the most spectacular bay and ocean views on what feels like the world’s longest ferris wheel ride. They let you take a break at the top to take it all in.......

  • Since 1936, the Fun Zone at Balboa Village has been providing affordable entertainment for all ages. With no admission costs, you can stroll the bayside boardwalk and play as you like. Take a long, relaxing ride on our Ferris Wheel, which offers fantastic views of......

  • All of the sculptures shown in the pictures are made by Chris Crosson and his family with the help of the amazing Sand Castle Kit! Get yours at www.sandcastlekit.com This is a must have for any resort, hotel, or coastal bed and breakfast and vacation......

  • Have you taken the kids fishing on Balboa Island? There are several public docks where kids can fish for free. We love the dock on Little Balboa Island. We usually buy bait from JD’s Big Game Tackle, however it’s time we invest in the lure......

  • You’ve cruised the boardwalk on bikes and roller blades, but have you ever tried a Segway tour? You’ve probably seen people on those space-age looking things and wondered what they’re like. Well, they’re a fast, fun way to see Newport! Invented in 2001 as a......

  • The Wedge is a spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California known for its large wedge shaped waves that makes it a popular spot for surfing. During a south or south/southwest swell of the right size and......

Boating

Jet Ski, Parasail, Deep Sea Fishing? How can you not get out and enjoy the beautiful habor? Here are some great boating options! Learn More

  • Since 1919, Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service for drivers and passengers in vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. Crossings approximate 800 feet. Via bridges, an alternate route is possible; but the traveling distance increases up......

  • Located in the historic Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Water Sports provides high quality Sea Doo Rentals and Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, year-round in Newport Beach, CA. All Sea Doos and SUPs are launched directly from our dock in Newport Beach Harbor and each rental......

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Coffee Shops

Coffee, Americano, Latte? There are some great local options for enjoying a cup! Learn More

  • [section_title heading=”h2″]Description[/section_title] Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability. [section_title heading=”h2″]Hours[/section_title] Monday: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm Tuesday: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm Wednesday: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm Thursday: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm Friday: 5:30 am –......

Drinks & Happy Hour

Happy Hour with an Ocean Breeze? Time to relax and celebrate! Learn More

Entertainment

Music, Movies… There are options for everyone! Learn More

Parks & Playgrounds

So many great parks in Newport Beach and all offering different amenities! Learn More

  • When Newport Beach spends $36 million developing a park on 10.5 bayfront acres, you get something pretty magnificent to enjoy. This is the first time I have ever referred to a playground as magnificent. It’s also much more than a playground. I have a 1.5......

Restaurants

Hearty Breakfast, Italian, Fish, Steak, Sushi? So many wonderful options in the area! Learn More

Shopping

Unique Art, Groceries, Balboa T-Shirts, Gifts for Kids and so much more! Learn More

  • Newport Beach is home to Haute Couture in a relaxed, no-pressure, no-pretense setting. Just like the power fashion families of Europe and Italy, the family behind A’MAREE’S has built the tiny boutique into a high fashion force unparalled in America. A West Coast institution since......

  • Laura Matthews Designs is your source for handcrafted jewelry and handbags. These accessories can be worn anywhere and keep you spiritually uplifted. Beautiful stone, and crystal jars/laquer boxes/ and other containers to balance your home environment. Handmade candles, soaps, and specialty woven throws from Nepal.Laura......

  • The Persimmon Tree has proudly served the Balboa Island community since 1965! We offer a great selection of beach apparel for the whole family. Our unparalleled service, competitive prices, and overall value are why our customers keep returning. Please click on any tab to learn......

  • “Sharon put non surgical eye lift on my eyes AMAZING! !! I want.. I was skeptical. I did not want to do it I tried one eye and was amazed at the results waited a while and did the second I amazing everybody should try......

Treats

Looking for that world famous Balboa Bar? Try it and other treats on the island. Learn More