Understanding Balboa Island rules and regulations will make your time here much more enjoyable.  This quick read tells you everything you need to know when it comes to life on the island.

Balboa Island Parking

Parking on Balboa Island can be challenging. Often the demand is much greater than the actual availability. During peek months (late May- August) parking can be very difficult.

Dogs on Balboa Island 

Please note all dogs are strictly prohibited on the beach and bay front areas between the hours of 9am and 5pm. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times (6’ maximum).

Garage Sale Signs

Private garage sales during the year are permitted. All signage must be removed by the Monday after your garage sale is held. Please be considerate of your neighbors at all times.

Alcohol on the Beach

ALL alcohol is strictly on ANY beach in Newport Beach and Balboa Island. You may not carry an open container while walking on any public sidewalk or street.

Beaches and Piers

All of the beaches on Balboa Island are public. There are five public piers located around the island painted blue. Any pier painted white is considered a private pier and may not be accessed by the public. Please be respectful and stay off private piers.

Noise Ordinance

Part of the Balboa Island’s charm is its peace and quiet. There is a noise ordinance in effect between 10:00pm and 7:00am every day. Please be considerate of your neighbors at all times.

Fireworks on Balboa

No fireworks are permitted in the city of Newport Beach, this includes Balboa Island. Violators will be ticketed and fines are exorbitant!

Golf Cart Regulations 

Golf carts are encouraged on the island. All drives MUST BE licensed drivers. Minors are not permitted to operate golf carts in Newport Beach.