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“Must go to Balboa Island”
Review of Balboa Island

Balboa Island
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US$69.95*
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Beach Biking and Bites Tour
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Owner description: Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Must go to Balboa Island”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you are visiting Newport Beach, you must go to Balboa Island, west on Jamboree, 100 yards off rt 1 PCH. Parking is limited so go during off hours if by car, but a bunch of really cool shops, restaurants and apparently the 2 original chocolate covered frozen banana stands in the country! Also, walk to the Balboa Pier and take the ferry to Newport Beach. go all the way down Mariners Rd to the water and take a right and walk about 1/4 mile to the Ferry entrance. Beautiful water views of Harbor, boats and homes.

Visited February 2012
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Denver
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“never want to leave!”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Time stops here. Walk the mains street or take the walk around the island.... the sand is so soft!

Visited February 2012
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Oakville, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice for a beach walk”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Fun to watch boogie boarders and fries from Ruby's on the pier were yummy!

Visited January 2012
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cozad nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Exclusive but friendly”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

A great place to walk and admire the area with shops and food places everywhere!

Visited January 2012
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TX
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Great beach area and pier. Very clean. Would love to go back!

Visited February 2012
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