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Balboa Island

Newport Beach, CA
+1 949-673-6580
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Great Family Visit

The island is a great place for a family to visit. Definitely not a nightlife scene if that's what... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AZdesertdingos
our day

I love coming to this Island. The shopping and ambiance is great. so many of the boutiques have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan S
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“frozen banana” (87 reviews)
“the main street” (77 reviews)
“wilma's patio” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Newport Beach, CA
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+1 949-673-6580
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"frozen banana"
in 87 reviews
"the main street"
in 77 reviews
"wilma's patio"
in 14 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 51 reviews
"marine avenue"
in 23 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 19 reviews
"fun shopping"
in 14 reviews
"cute shops"
in 16 reviews
"boat parade"
in 15 reviews
"window shopping"
in 12 reviews
"few hours"
in 28 reviews
"walk around"
in 22 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 27 reviews
"car ferry"
in 19 reviews
"fun zone"
in 31 reviews
"southern california"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The island is a great place for a family to visit. Definitely not a nightlife scene if that's what you're looking for, however if you have little ones, a day trip is great! If you're staying longer, there are hardly any better places you can...More

Thank AZdesertdingos
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love coming to this Island. The shopping and ambiance is great. so many of the boutiques have very reasonable pricing, and very unique product. We went on the Art Walk, which was very fun and a good day to enjoy our stay.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the island during it’s annual art festival. It’s an enjoyable visit and fun to see the houses and feel the eclectic vib of the neighborhoods and shops. Would recommend as a way to pass an hour or two.

Thank CaptainNalga
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Balboa Island is a real nice area for family or couples. We came here a couple of times. Walking through the streets where are the shops are is great. We had breakfast here one morning at Wilma's Patio ( a little overpriced) and my family...More

Thank tffd01
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and do here and cute restaurants as well. A must is to get a frozen banana with chocolate and almonds!

Thank Hchan777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this island to all. The walk down the street savoring the frozen banana and Balboa icecream bar is amazing. The street is full of pretty stores. Further down the walk to the ferry you will come across the prettiest houses ever. The...More

Thank Saumya M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unusual island. Basically for locals and tourists shopping or eating. Charming and wonderful shop owners. Had a wonderful afternoon. Worth the time.

Thank Stefanie T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a summer carnival setting here with amusement park rides and all kinds of summer fair festival food and souvenir shops. Just an all time fun place to stroll through the shops and watch the fun happening here.

Thank Becky W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a very long time since I have been to Balboa Island, but it was as charming as ever. I was very thrilled to see Dads Donuts is still there. Such a great place to stroll around and check out the shops and restaurants. Don't...More

Thank ladyzire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Save for the traffic and parking headaches that have always been part of the Island experience don't miss a chance to eat, shop and explore here.. Frozen Bananas and Balboa Bars are just some of the goodies waiting for you..

1  Thank Michael T
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Nearby Restaurants
Wilma's Patio
352 reviews
.45 km away
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.46 km away
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.43 km away
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.49 km away
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josemtz12
10 April 2018|
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Response from Jeanette B | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the sea view restaurant at Balboa Resort
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josemtz12
10 April 2018|
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Response from Jeanette B | Reviewed this property |
The bar - restaurant with ocean view at Balboa Resort is nice too
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Colleend1234
20 May 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.
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