Balboa Fun Zone
On the harbor side of Balboa Peninsula, the Fun Zone has delighted locals and visitors since 1936. There’s a small Ferris wheel ($4 per...
Marina Boat Rentals
At the Balboa Fun Zone. Single/double kayaks rent for $18/25 per hour, sailboats $49, motorboats from $69 and electric boats from $89.
Balboa Boat Rentals
By the Balboa Fun Zone.
Sip cocktails with Newport’s in-crowd at this upscale lounge with killer views of the yacht-filled harbor. With leopard-spotted...
Balboa Island information
In the middle of the harbor sits the island that time forgot. Its streets are still largely lined with tightly clustered cottages built in the 1920s and ‘30s when this was a summer getaway from LA. The 1.5-mile promenade that circles the island makes a terrific car-free stroll or jog. The ferry lands at Agate Ave, about 11 blocks west of Marine Ave, which is lined with swimwear boutiques, Italian trattorias and cocktail bars. Near the Ferris wheel on the harbor side, the Balboa Island Ferry shuttles passengers across the bay.