Balboa Peninsula

Balboa Peninsula is a narrow stretch of land extending in front of mainland Newport Beach, creating the protected waters of Newport Bay. Balboa Peninsula is mostly residential, with many beautiful and highly-sought-after beach homes. The area is also known as "Balboa" or "The Peninsula" and offers residents and visitors a fantastic array of attractions, ocean views, and beachside properties.

Balboa Peninsula Market Stats

Average Home Price $3M
Lowest Priced Home $3.2K
Highest Listing Price $24.5M
Total Property Listings 86
Avg. Days On Market 156
Avg. Price/SQFT $812

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128 39th Street, Newport Beach

$3,500,000

128 39th Street, Newport Beach

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # PW22205065

Listing Agent and Office : Bob Kurz Re/Max Olympic

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125 43rd Street # B, Newport Beach

$3,195

125 43rd Street # B, Newport Beach

2 Beds 1 Bath 600 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # NP22210520

Listing Agent and Office : Omar Renteros Beachview, Inc.

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312 36th Street, Newport Beach

$4,495,000

312 36th Street, Newport Beach

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # NP22209785

Listing Agent and Office : Jon Dishon Arbor Real Estate

New
2260 Newport Boulevard # 301, Newport Beach

$16,600

2260 Newport Boulevard # 301, Newport Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,978 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # OC22200887

Listing Agent and Office : Sean Stanfield Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

New
2280 Newport Boulevard # 201, Newport Beach

$15,000

2280 Newport Boulevard # 201, Newport Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,326 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # OC22200795

Listing Agent and Office : Sean Stanfield Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

New
2210 Newport Boulevard # 304, Newport Beach

$13,000

2210 Newport Boulevard # 304, Newport Beach

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,733 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # OC22200600

Listing Agent and Office : Sean Stanfield Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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204 Diamond Ave # 1/2, Newport Beach

$3,795

204 Diamond Ave # 1/2, Newport Beach

1 Bed 1 Bath 576 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # PW22209178

Listing Agent and Office : Marcella Stuppy Allview Real Estate

514 36th St # A, Newport Beach

$5,995

514 36th St # A, Newport Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,635 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # 22178251

Listing Agent and Office : Sauman Badiei Homesmart, Evergreen Realty

1744 Plaza Del Norte, Newport Beach

$3,995,000

1744 Plaza Del Norte, Newport Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,464 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22205606

Listing Agent and Office : Keven Stirdivant KASE Real Estate

1139 1/2 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach

$10,000

1139 1/2 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,566 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # OC22206270

Listing Agent and Office : Kristi Kirkpatrick Coldwell Banker Realty

2600 Newport Boulevard # 311, Newport Beach

$7,500

2600 Newport Boulevard # 311, Newport Beach

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,600 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # IV22205731

Listing Agent and Office : ROBERT ARRIETA ROBERT ARRIETA, BROKER

1023 E Balboa Boulevard # A, Newport Beach

$8,750

1023 E Balboa Boulevard # A, Newport Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,650 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # NP22204330

Listing Agent and Office : Tara Foster Shapiro EQTY Forbes Global Properties

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Balboa Peninsula Real Estate Information

Homes on Balboa Peninsula are long, narrow, and close together, reflecting the high demand for real estate in the area. Home styles run the full range of California coastal styles - and more! Don't be surprised to see wood-shingle cottages standing next to sleek and modern new-builds.

Common styles on the Balboa Peninsula real estate market include Spanish-revival villas, California beach bungalows, and even Tudor. 

Most homes on the peninsula fall between 1,000 and 2,500 square feet in size. Homes with more than 2,000 square feet of floor space are usually at least 2 levels high, and homes above 2,500 square feet in size are usually 3 stories high. 

Balboa Peninsula's most charming cottage homes can be as small as 600 square feet in size. 

These homes have an abundance of rooftop decks, patios, and courtyards to enjoy the weather and views.

Read more about one home featured by the Jacqueline Thompson Group on Balboa Peninsula.

Balboa Peninsula Location & Directions

Balboa Peninsula is connected to the mainland at its western end and is accessible off Highway 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway) at Balboa Boulevard, and via a short bridge at Newport Boulevard. 

There are a number of smaller masses that connect off the peninsula: Newport Island, Lido Island, Lido Peninsula, and Bay Island. Balboa Peninsula itself is almost 4 miles across, end-to-end. Almost the entire Pacific front of the peninsula has more than 500 feet of beach between the homes and the sea.

At the center of Balboa Peninsula is Balboa Village, while the eastern end of the peninsula is known as Balboa Peninsula Point.  

Balboa Peninsula is connected to Balboa Island by a number of private ferry lines. The trip between the two is very short, as Balboa Island is located only 800 feet from Balboa Peninsula.

Things To Do On Balboa Peninsula 

Balboa Peninsula is home to some of Newport Beach's most iconic attractions, like Newport Beach (the actual beach part), Newport Beach Pier, Balboa Pier, and the Balboa Fun Zone.

One exciting feature and community attraction on Balboa Peninsula is the Marina Park Playground, which includes a restaurant and community sailing center.

There are many more parks on Balboa Peninsula, including:

  • West Jetty View Park
  • Balboa Peninsula Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Thirty-Eighth Street Park
  • Channel Park

Balboa Peninsula is also home to many restaurants, cafes, bars, and unique stores. 

Balboa Peninsula is one of the best locations from which to enjoy Newport Beach's famous beaches

Balboa Peninsula History

Balboa Peninsula was named after the Spanish explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa.

In 1888, the McFadden family built McFadden's Wharf on the peninsula to improve their shipping business. After shifts in the local shipping economy, James McFadden sold part of the peninsula in 1902. The area was purchased by William Collins, with the intention to develop it as a recreational area.

There are still a number of historic buildings from the early 1900s on the peninsula, including the Balboa Pavilion, Balboa Theater, and Balboa Inn.


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