Our Island Wide Garage Sale takes place in the Alleys
To get directions to Balboa Island, use this address: 206 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662.
Learn about traffic and parking tips below!
The Balboa Island community garage sale is always a popular event in Orange County. Here are some driving and parking suggestions!
If you live in the area, please walk or ride a bike. The collapsible wagons work great for hauling your finds!
Driving? The less traffic trying to get on balboa island, the better. It gets congested quite easily.
One idea is to park off the island like near back bay, in the Irvine Terrace community or fashion island and then take an uber/lyft to the Newport Beach Yacht Club or Union Bank on bayside and then walk over the bridge onto the island.
Another idea is to park in one of the public parking lots on the peninsula and then ride the ferry over for $1.25.
If you must park on the island, arrive early. As you come over the bridge, turn right into the first alley along North Bay Front and go as far west as you can to park. There is more parking at the west end of the island and this will also keep traffic on marine avenue and the first few blocks much less congested resulting in a better experience for all shoppers and islanders. View the map below to see the ideal traffic route and highlighted preferred parking zone. Thanks!
Please refrain from driving down all of the other street alleys as they will be full of the sales and foot traffic.