Balboa Island is one of Southern California’s most unique waterfront destinations to live and relax. Divided into Little Island, Main Island, and Collins Island, this one-of-a-kind residential neighborhood offers a small-town feel in the middle of scenic Newport Harbor. Balboa Island is accessible from Newport Beach via Marine Avenue and from the Balboa Peninsula via the Balboa Island Ferry. For boaters, there are also numerous private and public docks and moorings.
Balboa Island real estate includes quaint beach cottages, multi-family properties, and custom waterfront estates. Main Island is the largest island, and Little Island is the second largest. Little and Main Balboa islands are divided by the Grand Canal, and both feature a pedestrian-only boardwalk surrounding the entire perimeters. Residents and visitors often walk and jog around the scenic pathways to visit the numerous beaches and admire the stunning properties, while others choose to casually cruise through the community on golf carts or paddle through the canal and harbor on kayaks. Lastly, Collins Island is the smallest island in the neighborhood. This gated enclave features just eight exclusive homes.
Balboa Island homes offer residents an unparalleled beach lifestyle. While located just minutes from Newport Beach, the island offers a completely different energy and vibe. It’s where residents can sit back, relax, and enjoy “island time”. Balboa Island comes to life with visitors during the summer months, but it quiets down between Labor Day and Memorial Day. At all times, there are various annual festivals and neighborhood events to attend. Along Marine Avenue, Balboa Island offers award-winning restaurants, eclectic gift shops, and numerous cafes. “The Island” truly offers a sense of community not often found in big cities. However, for commuters, that big city is just a bridge away.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District:
- Newport Elementary School – Grades PK-6, Located at 1327 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92661
- Horace Ensign Intermediate School – Grades 7-8, Located at 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663
- Newport Harbor High School – Grades 9-12, Located at 600 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663