Balboa Island34 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
With a magnificent coastline adorned with a harbour and a pier, buzzing restaurants, art galleries, museums, whale-watching cruises, sport fishing and a Fun zone where you can admire the Pacific Ocean from the Ferris wheel, the Balboa village is a whole different world in itself. The laid back feel of the village along with the number of activities offered here including water sports, is what makes the place special. The Peninsula park line with palm trees is a rather serene place to take a relaxing walk at.
The ferry ride (that has history of almost 100 years) to reach the Balboa Island is an attraction in itself! The island has some of the most adorable luxury homes around Newport and along with the peaceful neighbourhood, the view of the bay, walkways that line the canal and the sea of local shops and restaurants, a visit here is perfect to spend an evening. You can also find some of the most quirkiest homes here along with ‘old-world’ looking houses separated by lanes shaded with trees. In a way, the island is rather minimal that contradicts the skyscrapers and heady traffic seen in major cities. If you love unique places, a walk here will be well worth your time. Don’t forget to get an ice-cream at the Great Balboa Ice-cream Bar. You can also get boat rentals here to sail into the bay area.
Entrance Ticket Details For Balboa Island
Ferry ticket prices for Passengers:
- Adult: $1.00
- Child (5 through 11): $0.50
- Child (under 5): $0.00
Ferry ticket prices for Vehicles (Passengers are extra):
- Car and Driver: $2.00
- Motorcycle and Driver: $1.50
- Bicycle and Adult: $1.25
- Bicycle and Child: $0.75
For other prices, visit the official website.
Admission/ticket price of individual attractions vary. For more information, visit the official website.
Balboa Island Hours
- Timings of attractions around the village and island vary.
Ferry rides General hours:
- Sunday to Thursday: 6.30 am – 12.00 am
- Friday, Saturday: 6.30 am – 2.00 am
How to Reach Balboa Island
- By Bus: Balboa-Adams
- By renting a Car/ Bike
- By hiring a Yellow Cab Taxi
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Balboa Island Reviews & Ratings
Very crowded but completely charming. There is a sidewalk around the entire perimeter which makes a great bayside stroll.
it's hard not to love Balboa island. He's quaint and beautiful with beautiful sights and scenes as well as well go shopping. Highly recommend you visit Balboa island if you're in the area.
Great place to relax a d enjoy a good meal
I love balboa. The people are kind and it is my all time favorite area of SoCal. You have to visit it to see what I am talking about or you won’t have any idea