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Balboa Beach


About Balboa Beach

Located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, Balboa Beach faces the Pacific Ocean, and it's just a few blocks from the yacht harbor and the Balboa Fun Zone amusement park. Balboa Beach is a popular place for swimming lessons in summer. The 920-foot pier at Balboa Beach was voted Orange County's best.

Balboa Beach Fees

  • Entrance Fee: No
    Parking Fee: Yes

Creature Comforts at Balboa Beach

  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Food nearby
  • No pets allowed
  • No Alcohol on the beach

Balboa Beach Activities

  • Bike path
  • Bonfires
  • Surfing, but it's banned 11 a.m to 6 p.m. in the summer
  • Bodyboarding, skimboarding
  • Swimming, lifeguard on duty during daylight hours
  • Volleyball
  • Walking path
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Small amusement park nearby

Lodging Near Balboa Beach

  • Hotels
  • Camping
  • RV

Highs and Lows at Balboa Beach

  • Sand here is clean and raked
  • Sometimes when there's a red tide in Laguna and Huntington, the water at Balboa will be clear.
  • In summer, the beach around the pier can be almost overrun by kids taking swimming classes. Head a little further north to avoid them.

How to Get to Balboa Beach

Balboa Beach is on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. To get there from I-405, take Highway 55. It will cross Pacific Coast Highway and change names to Balboa Boulevard. Turn right onto Main Street to the Balboa Beach parking lots.

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