The largest small craft harbor in the US, Newport Beach Harbor in Newport Beach, CA isn’t just picture-perfect, but also jam-packed with many recreational boating opportunities, from renting a kayak to taking a harbor cruise. It is even pleasant from land, whether ambling around Balboa Island or along the bay side of the peninsula.
Newport Harbor is in the lower section of Newport Bay in Newport Beach, CA. It’s nearly four miles long, running parallel to the Balboa Peninsula and the ocean. The port is packed with everything from pedal boats to large ocean vessels. There’re more than 9000 boats berthed here.
Inside Newport Beach Harbor there’re seven islands, most of the filled with beautiful homes & flowery porches. The boater can leisurely take a self-guided trip of these houses from the water.
The most important and biggest island is Balboa, accessible via bridge from Jamboree Road & Pacific Coast Highway, or via car ferry from the Balboa Peninsula close to the Balboa Fun Zone. This enthralling small beach community has a picturesque walkway that surrounds the island, with the picture perfect houses on one side & small sandy beaches and boating slips on the waterside.
The other islands encompass Lido Island, Little Balboa Island, Linda Isle, Collins Island, Harbor Island and Bay Island.
The Balboa Fun Zone:
This historic small region on the Peninsula side of the bay provides a small Ferris wheel, arcade, carousel and even bungee jumping. The Balboa Pavilion, which happens to be a Big Brand Showcase is a renovated landmark dating from 1905. Today it accommodates special events & wedding functions.
For dining in Newport Beach Harbor, there’re many restaurants on Lido Island. More can be discovered near the ferry landing on the Balboa Peninsula. Balboa Island has restaurants on Marine Ave. For waterfront restaurants with exceptional views, check out the area of Pacific Coast Highway that lines the inland side of the harbor.
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