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Beautiful and enjoyable day in Balboa!

Had a lovely time at the street festival this past Sunday. Was enjoyable walking around, tasting... read more

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Great place to stroll

Really enjoyed our visit here. We walked through town and looked at all the beautiful beach houses... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a lovely time at the street festival this past Sunday. Was enjoyable walking around, tasting food from specific vendors, and partaking in the raffle they had going!

Thank summersusieb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. We walked through town and looked at all the beautiful beach houses. Enjoyed the little shops and friendly people. The beach around the island is covered in boats, didn’t look too great for swimming. But great afternoon spent strolling around!

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint little town with lots of specialty shops. They have a great little bakery with the best pastries. Kind of reminded me of Amity Island in the movie "Jaws".

Thank UniversityMom1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful community. Love to ride the ferry over and walk the waterfront. The houses are so charming then stop for coffee or ice cream on the main drag before heading back to the car

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and a time away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Weather cant be more perfect for the day we went. There's some small rides and attraction for the littles, a ferry well take you the Balboa landing, small...More

Thank Danh K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balboa Island is a very nice area that you can drive around or go for a nice long walk. It is very quaint. Not a must see but nice. Have a frozen banana.

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful town to stroll around and enjoy visiting the small quaint shops where you can find great unique items. Grab a Starbucks or an ice cream and enjoy the day. Parking available on the street. My favorite little stores for women’s clothes are...More

Thank BKL33458
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a teenager, my friends and I would look forward to buying our bikinis at shops on the Island. Now, (25 yrs later) certain shops have continued to maintain their charm without sacrificing trends. Just Basics has been a mainstay for fashionistas and has been...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balboa Island is an extremely charming spot with a few dozen small retail establishments and restaurants primarily along Marine Avenue. It is busy during the summer months and parking is hard to find during the summer and on weekends. Marine Ave ends at the waterfront...More

Thank dhacker2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quaint little island, has both the shops and homes of some of Orange county's wealthiest people.

Thank jroger69
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from Jeanette B | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the sea view restaurant at Balboa Resort
April 9, 2018|
Response from Jeanette B | Reviewed this property |
The bar - restaurant with ocean view at Balboa Resort is nice too
May 19, 2017|
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Response from ooiioo | Reviewed this property |
Balboa Island is in Newport Beach which is part of Orange County. Orange County is located between Los Angeles and San Diego.