Welcome to Balboa Island
Balboa Island is an iconic Newport Beach destination that seems as if God designed it to be the quintessential beach town postcard photo. Ironically, it’s actually a man-made island that began as a sand bar in 1825. Now this nostalgic island is filled with vintage and contemporary beach homes, boutique shops and eateries and a boardwalk that surrounds the Island. It even has a 3-car ferry, a favorite of my wife, that you can take across the harbor to the Fun Zone on the Balboa Peninsula. You can shop along Marine Avenue, play in the sand, set off on a multitude of water-based adventures, go fishing off the public docks or just walk around the boardwalk taking in the harbor and the beautiful homes. Visitors come from all over the world each year to take in this piece of beach side Americana and we have the unique privilege of living here all year round.
Notable places to visit in Eastside Costa Mesa on 17th Street
- Balboa Boat Rentals
- Island Paddle Board
- Walk the boardwalk around the island
- Wilma’s Patio
- Dad’s Original Frozen Banana