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Balboa Pier, Newport Beach

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  • Balboa Pier - nothing exciting about it. Every time we drive down to Balboa - we go walk the pier. Always a ton of people fishing off of the pier - it is usually dirty & a whole lot of fish parts on t...  more »
  • Great 5 minute ferry ride walking or 3 cars per ferry. Small amusement park near pizza joints and restaurants and shops. Fun Zone is just that lots of fum. Seals all over...  more »
  • Great to go for a walk and to watch the island and ocean. Watch the sea life swim by and the fisherman trying to catch fish. Ruby's is located at the pier which makes it a bit crowded and narrow in co...  more »
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  • Best Ever!! The cleanest pier I've seen!! Even in the designated fishing/crabbing areas. There were no rails on most of the pier! Children and parents paid attention, enjoying the freedom and open view. Love it!
  • Left for whale watching from this location. Lots of little shops and amusement at location with small ferris wheel and arcades. Coffee shop, burgers, corn dogs, etc. Public parking locations available, but be prepared for these as it requires a phone app or a telephone call. If you call in, they charge $5.00 to setup account, although price for parking was reasonable.
  • Great restaurants along the beach. You have to wait for a parking space if it's a busy season, but totally worth it! Just a walk down from the pier to the wedge is great! When the waves are high, lots of surfers are out and just incredible to watch!
  • Was ok, beach was fine, was not crowded, on the day we were there it didn't look like a place you would want to swim with the waves. Kids had a good time, they have a nice park area with outside showers to wash of the sand
  • Love the beach, walking on the pier and being able to see that beautiful view is always worth it. Absolutely love it 😍❤