|the welcome sign on the bridge to Balboa Island|
Popular with both tourists and locals, Balboa Island is a small, charming haven off Newport Beach, California. Accessible by both bridge and by ferry. many of its cottage-style homes are filled with vacationers during the summer months, including locals who often rent a house for a week or two. Marine Avenue, the island’s “Main Street” is filled with quaint shops and restaurants.
Whether you visit just to take a stroll around the island’s perimeter or if you’re looking for a “California beach town,” experience, Balboa Island is the place to be!
|the view from the bridge-Part I|
|the view from the bridge-Part II|
|the ferry entrance|
|cottage-style homes-many of which have been razed and rebuilt|
|Dad's-A local institution|
|Though Dad's is famous for their Balboa Bars and frozen bananas,|
the locals know Dad's for their hippo cookies