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Balboa Island

1,421 Reviews

Balboa Island

1,421 Reviews
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NewportBeach72 wrote a review Nov 18
Newport Beach, California55 contributions34 helpful votes
Really sad how only about 50% of the people walking in town are wearing masks. Many carry in their hand. Orange County is now mandated to wear a mask outside at all times. Narrow sidewalks and people walk by you talking w.o. a mask. May be locals since a lot are walking their dogs. No wonder Orange County moved back to the most restrictive tier. Won't be going back.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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jmsaathoff wrote a review Oct 2020
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois174 contributions71 helpful votes
Its a unique place, a small mainstreet of boutiques and shops on an island. If you drive, realize that parking is almost non-existent. Better to take the ferry. I'm not sure its worth a repeat trip. The streets are very narrow. Nice people, just not sure its worth the hype
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Date of experience: October 2020
Dana Los Angeles wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California799 contributions948 helpful votes
Balboa Island is crowded, but worth the traffic as it remains among the classic villages along the California Coast.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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DaronC wrote a review Aug 2020
Orem, Utah39 contributions38 helpful votes
I'd not been back to Balboa Island for a few years until recently. Parking can be a challenge (look online before heading there and find places to park). It's just a fun place to walk around and enjoy the boats, homes, stores, food, and overall atmosphere. There are many shops you can go into and browse. The chocolate covered bananas are wonderful and there are many places to get food. Take the ferry across the bay ($1.25 each way) and then walk over to the beach and pier. It's just a fun place with a nice vibe. Be aware that there are all the COVID restrictions in place right now so be prepared to wear a mask and social distance appropriately. It wasn't crowded on a weekday morning so that was a plus.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Linda M wrote a review Jul 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Charming island. Cute shops on the Main Street. Beautiful to walk everywhere looking at the amazing houses and boats on the Bay. A challenge to park though!
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Date of experience: June 2020