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“A Fun Place to Visit”
Review of Balboa Island

Balboa Island
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Owner description: Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I ventured to Balboa Island on a recent trip to Newport Beach and loved it. From the quaint shop and restaurants to the homes located on the island, it is a fun place. I jogged around the island several mornings and met many nice folks. It is worth a stop.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to Balbao Island for over 20 years! It is consistently a great visit because of the quality of the location's beauty, the weather, the lovely people we have met over this period & the beachy shops/restaurants that populate Marine Avenue (the Main Street).

It is a great place to sit on various 'Bay Front' beaches while watching power & sail boats pass by. Too, it is a safe place for everyone (especially children). And finally, a terrific place to stroll around on either or both of the Big & Little Islands. The wide sidewalks allow you to view the many lovely homes, boats & people enjoying the ambience the Island(s) provide!

Things to see/visit include: the Balboa Ferry - to the Peninsula & the Fun Zone, the Balboa History Museum, myriad shops, Amelia's & Wilma's restaurants,
etc.

Balboa Island is a real jewel!!

3  Thank Ironmansteele
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

With its great array of local shops, cafes and restaurants, this little island is the place for a delightful stroll. Along the beach and the scenery, its a must do.

1  Thank APT2004
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We drove through on our visit to Newport Beach. The beaches were powdery sand and uncrowded with sea grass and a nice paved boardwalk along the beach. Parking can be tricky during summer and peak times.

1  Thank Shellys6
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Spend time with the locals and get their take on the sights not to miss! It can get busy during the summer months and parking is difficult. If you can take a bus or shuttle and avoid the congestion of the tiny Island!

2  Thank Ginadesign
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