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    Balboa is a peninsula that is part of Newport Beach and not only houses multi-million dollar mansions, but also some great, wide beaches and a huge yacht harbor. It has lots going for it: For one, you can find plenty of paid parking right next to the beach that can be paid for with a credit card, so no need to bring quarters and if you are lucky you might even find free parking in one of the residential side streets. Just take Balboa Blvd for a couple of miles and turn right onto Palm Street. There is a wonderful playground for kids of all ages right on the beach, so the parents can work on their tan while the little ones play. The surf in this area is a bit rough, so parents should keep a close eye on their kids. It's a popular place for skim boarders and they are always fun to watch. There is a bike rental place on the corner of Palm and Oceanfront that has bikes of all sizes. If you walk away from the beach (take Main Street) and cross over Balboa Blvd, you will have a wonderful view of Newport Bay with all its’ yachts & sailboats. There are several boating companies that offer private rentals (including sail boats and kayaks) or you may also take a whale & dolphin watching cruise from there. There are also several touristy stores, restaurants, as well as entertainment for the kids (Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, arcade) at the Balboa Fun Zone. So you can easily spend a whole day on Balboa Island.

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    Don't usually take the ferry,since the lines can be ridiculous. When out of town guests come, then we take the ferry

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    I love Balboa! It's never as crowded as some of the other beaches nearby. It might take a bit more time to get to, but it's worth it. Just be careful because it can get a bit breezy in the afternoons...so wear your sunglasses.

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    Balboa is a great place for the whole family. You have the Balboa Fun Zone (one of my favorite places) with two arcades and ferris wheel. There are shops, restaurants, the pier and bonfire pits. Take the ferry over to Balboa Island too for more restaurants and shops. Get the trademark frozen banana dipped in chocolate.

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    Balboa Peninsula is home to two piers, great restaurants and beaches, plus the Fun Zone (funner for kids). There's also Balboa Bars to taste and take the ferry over to the island to see the famed frozen bananas made famous in Arrested Development (actual stand in show was shot a bit north in Marina del Rey).

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    Wonderful place to take your children. Near the beach and has rides.

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    One of my favorite places to run to

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4.5 out of 5
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