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Balboa Island

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Address: Newport Beach, CA
Phone Number: 9496736580
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement...

Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.

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A quaint little village downtown.

On a recent mini vacation to Newport Beach we took the ferry over to Balboa Island, had dinner, shopped in the little stores and took the ferry back to Newport. Loved the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent mini vacation to Newport Beach we took the ferry over to Balboa Island, had dinner, shopped in the little stores and took the ferry back to Newport. Loved the little shops, especially Balboa Candy where there is a great selection of taffy flavors and excellent customer service.

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Viera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking on Bay Front st is awesome. You can walk all day and enjoy the custom built homes, large boats and quite bay. Shopping is a little more reasonable.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to visit and go fishing, swimming, surfing and shopping. Lots of shops and wa)know around the streets and view the homes. Great vacation place when school starts, crowds are a little smaller.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The last 2 years, my Sister and I rented bicycles and rode from our beach house 2 miles away to the Island. The ferry is only $1 each way and takes a few minutes. Though you can't ride on the Boardwalk, you can ride the streets and even venture across the bridge to the Yacht Club or Pacific Coast Hwy.... More 

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Thank Caren T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your near Newport, you have to come to Balboa island, we took the ferry, and parked the car. Walked around the cool streets and saw some great shops and cafes, a nice way to spend a summer afternoon! Extremely safe and friendly

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love walking around Balboa Island with my family. Cute shops and restaurants. Beautiful water views. Great summer experience!

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Playa Vista, CA.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how many things that one can do in nearby Huntington Beach, Balboa Island should be on everyone's list. So many little shops that one can visit and buy unique knickknacks! Not to mention all the tasty eateries tucked away on the streets.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Balboa for many decades, and it retains its island charm. Lots of interesting shops, beautiful yachts, and attractive houses. Parking is often difficult, so best to take the ferry to this very walkable village.

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Thank mcneely2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode on beach cruisers from Newport Beach to Balboa Island to the science center and rode the back loop. You can also walk or drive most of it with a car. It is so nice to visit the preserve and see all the different birds. Many small stores on Balboa Island allowed us to enjoy a truly coastal feel.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large number of great shops and restaurants. You can easily spend the better part of a day on the island and not get bored with repetition. This was our third trip to the Island and enjoyed it just as much as the first. Just go

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