Balboa Pier, Newport Beach

Balboa Pier is located in Newport Beach. Plan your visit to Balboa Pier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Newport Beach day trip planning tool .
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  • I have been coming here my whole life and its never looked better. Clean, fresh, good parking and ice cream at the end of the pier. enjoy the views, relax. Board walk to rent bikes or just sit in the ...  more »
  • This is a favorite spot to see beautiful sunsets. There are a few nice restaurants in the area but the star are the views from the pier.  more »
  • Balboa Pier is one of two piers located in Newport Beach at the Balboa Peninsula. At the end of Balboa Pier is Ruby’s Diner. The lovely Peninsula Park is located south of the pier and has a nice grass...  more »
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  • One of Orange Counties nicest piers as it is well maintained and the general area is very nice. Surrounded by popular restaurants, bars, pubs and specialty shops, also the beach, a lovely little Park and a fresh fish market. This pier is a hub for locals and visitors, a meeting place for thousands visiting this lovely Peninsula. The pier is clean, very inviting. The front building is very stately; fitting for this upscale trendy yet casual environment. You will definitely enjoy your visit!
  • Best place to go for amazing sunset views. Plenty of parking in the late afternoon that isn't expensive -- well lit so it feels safe. At the end of the pier you can see dolphins and seals splashing around.
  • Perfect spot for a burger and a beautiful sunset. The sun sets right over Catalina island making it an absolutely beautiful view. When we were staying in the area we spent almost every sunset there.
  • The pier is nice and you could relax at the end of it and take a coffee at Ruby's. There are always fisherman's and sometimes you could see sea lions or dolphins. The beach is wonderful too. Ruby's doesn't have a bathroom so you need to go at the beginning of the pier
  • Fun place to see the ocean. Clean and easy to get to. Bathroom offers no privacy so go before you get there.

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