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Balboa Pier

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50 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
+1 949-675-8600
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Pier with parkland nearby

Balboa Pier is one of two piers located in Newport Beach at the Balboa Peninsula. At the end of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Quiet and Relaxing

One of the quieter piers and locations around Huntington and Newport Beach. This is an older area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“ruby's diner” (24 reviews)
“people watch” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
50 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balboa Pier is one of two piers located in Newport Beach at the Balboa Peninsula. At the end of Balboa Pier is Ruby’s Diner. The lovely Peninsula Park is located south of the pier and has a nice grassed area to to relax.

Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the quieter piers and locations around Huntington and Newport Beach. This is an older area, much less commercialized and a fun place to browse and hang out. Location is clean and surrounded by residential areas. Take a bike ride past the pier and...More

Thank whistler4me
Reviewed November 9, 2017

While a pier is a pier, this one is in good shape and provides a great view of the Pacific Ocean and the coastline of the Balboa Peninsula! Clean and inviting! Based on the amount of fishermen, I am guessing it is a good place...More

Thank Brady K
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views and fun people to watch and talk to. My kids had fun playing in the ocean and I enjoyed the relaxing beach.

Thank Gregs2276
Reviewed October 30, 2017

What a great place to relax. Grab a shake at Ruby's Diner at the end of the pier and then just sit back, relax, and either watch the waves or people watch. Very clean pier and the bathrooms just to the left as you approach...More

Thank jbrenz
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Went on a cloudy Friday. Looks like it would be busy when the weather is nicer. Lots of little shops and a ferry that cars can use. We saw lots of ppl on bikes waiting for the ferry. There's the Ferris wheel and an arcade....More

Thank effintravelers
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is a nice pier for views of the ocean and the coastline; good people watching also. There is no charge for the pier, but the nearby parking is metered 24/7 and a little on the expensive side.

Thank ontheroadforgci
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

One of two peers located in‘s Newport Beach this is a beautiful place to walk out of the water watch the fish and stingrays and the waves. Shorebreak waves in Newport Beach I like none other in the world. Very enjoyable place to hang out.

Thank salesguytoo
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We enjoyed our stroll along Balboa Pier very much...I've never seen water more blue! Stop at Ruby's Diner on the pier for something to eat. Plan enough time to actually spend on the beautiful beach.

Thank tag-about
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Nice, wide pier. Incredible views of the coast. On the day we were here there were anomalous winds from the south-southwest that had the waves crashing up over the beachhead and pouring down into the municipal parking lot. It was incredible. Far surpassed our expectations...More

Thank DanTrav9
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