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Two Boardwalks, One Pier
Stroll along the Bayfront Boardwalk and see the yachts of Newport Harbor, mosey a couple of blocks towards the ocean to take a walk on the Balboa Pier, or wander on the Ocean Boardwalk adjacent to miles of white sand beaches.
Our quaint boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops make the Balboa Village a shopper’s delight. Take home souvenirs to mark your trip or just indulge in something for yourself or someone you love. With sparkling jewelry, swimsuits, casual clothing to elegant outfits, surf equipment, or one of a kind artwork, you can find something for everyone.
Savor gourmet seafood dinners while taking in incredible harbor views, grab a burger at the end of the Pier, try your skills with chopsticks at the Sushi Bar, or kick back with a slice of pizza, corn dog, or a famous Balboa Bar. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it in the Village.
You name it, Balboa Village has it – sailing, Sea Doos, narrated harbor tours, sport fishing, bungee jumping, whale watching, parasailing, Segway tours, Catalina trips, power boat rentals, kayak rentals, bicycle rentals, or just relax on the beach.
But no trip to Balboa is complete without a visit to the Balboa Village.
Since 1936, the Fun Zone at Balboa Village has been providing affordable entertainment for all ages. With no admission costs, you can stroll the bayside boardwalk and play as you like. Grab a frozen banana or Balboa bar. Take a long, relaxing ride on our Ferris Wheel, which offers fantastic views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a narrated harbor cruise and get the inside information on who’s who in the million dollar waterfront homes. You’ll also get a chance to see the harbor’s most playful denizen, the sea lion. Be your own captain and rent one of the many types of boats available at our docks. Get a little braver and try the Ocean Motion bungee jump on the boardwalk next to the Ferris Wheel. Be a kid again in the Arcade & Game room or pet a starfish – that’s right, a starfish in ExplorOcean the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum’s touch tank.