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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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Cool place to stroll and eat

So many homes and venues crammed in this little Island. We walked all over after parking to check out the local homes and the canal. A real neat place I wished we'd spent more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many homes and venues crammed in this little Island. We walked all over after parking to check out the local homes and the canal. A real neat place I wished we'd spent more time at.

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Santa Cruz, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Balboa Island is a fun place to walk around. The main street has lots of little shops and a few restaurants. If you go, you must try the Frozen Banana or Balboa Bar, both of which they are famous for. You can also walk around the two islands and end up at the ferry, if you take the bigger island... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this little island. Very laid back and not pretentious for an upscale area. Parking is difficult and be careful when you do (there are restrictions)

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Ennis, Republic of Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Balboa island- very pretty location- great walks and plenty to do and eat. Shops and coffee shops low rise buildings very nice and early American inspired.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to visit while in Newport Beach......walk the avenue that has shopping, and eating.....enjoy the relaxed and casual atmosphere......a great get-a-way.

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend rented an Airbnb apartment here on Balboa Island for 5 days. Very relaxing very quiet here on the island then able to go over to the beach and have some great dinners drinks play pool enjoy the ocean have an amazing time.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place took our breath away, we loved everything about this place, the people the boats, yachts the beautiful quaint houses to the big grand luxurious houses. Picture perfect in every way. There are lots of activities to do water sports, bike riding and don't forget the fun zone. A must visit

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starsparkles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can eat here, wander the streets, or walk the paved path on the perimeter admiring the real estate (tiny houses that cost a fortune). A fun, safe place. I would walk it because bikes are cumbersome on the narrow waterfront path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming to this island early in the morning. It's a perfect place for some peace and quiet with a spectacular view of the water every way you turn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the Coast Highway, this tiny island is an oasis, The main drag is lined with snack shops and other eateries and interesting shops, Just a short cruise around it is always fun.

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