Balboa Pier, Newport Beach

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  • This area has so many little restaurants and specialty stores. It is a very nice area to go walking or biking.  more »
  • The pier is free, not that long and is easy to walk. There isn’t that much to do other than admire the views and enjoy the weather. There is a restaurant at the end but between the bird crap, homeless...  more »
  • Nice quiet pier. There's a restaurant at the end. We didn't eat there but it looked to be a nice, casual burger place with malts...everyone had malts.  more »
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  • If you're looking for a family beach where everyone can have a good time, this is the spot. It has a playground, grass, soccer goals and of course a gorgeous sunset. Balboa also has tons of bonfire pits which is great because most beaches lack pits or are low in pits and high in demand. Just remember, parking can be an issue on hot days or in the summer so get there early(before 11AM) especially if you want to reserve a bonfire pit. Hope this helps!
  • Balboa pier is a wonderful place to relax with various activities throughout the day. In the morning you can watch the sunrise and watch waves roll in. All day there is Ruby's for delicious burgers and shakes. And all day you can fish from the pier for free.
  • Pretty standard setup for a pier. Restaurant at the end. The pier is a bit dirty as expected for the mass of fisherman cleaning their fish. Good views of the South Coast and on a clear day the mountains behind OC and LA.
  • Bathroom next to the pier smells like your standard beach urinal. A couple of crazy homeless talking to themselves but overall a pleasant atmosphere. Plenty of shops near by.
  • Great place for photos, lots of color, people and the fun zone is nearby." "It's a great location to walk around, take pictures as well as fish on the pier."
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