Balboa Beach & Pier

Newport Beach, California

Beach access is available at the end of most streets as the balboa area at the end of the Newport Beach peninsula. The pier area has lots of parking, Pier Plaza and Peninsula Park, which has a band stand, baseball diamonds, soccer field, playground, picnic tables and grills. Beach wheelchairs available. All the way at the end of the peninsula is West Jetty Park, which overlooks the Wedge, a popular but dangerous surfing spot.
If you are looking for something extra, this fun historic district boasts shops, restaurants and a terminal for Catalina Island at the Balboa Pavilion. The pavilion has a gift shop, restaurant and banquet room. There is also the balboa fun zone with a ferris wheel, rides and candy shops. A boardwalk runs along the bay to the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Balboa Beach & Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Balboa Beach & Pier

Newport Beach, California

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Beach access is available at the end of most streets as the balboa area at the end of the Newport Beach peninsula. The pier area has lots of parking, Pier Plaza and Peninsula Park, which has a band stand, baseball diamonds, soccer field, playground, picnic tables and grills. Beach wheelchairs available. All the way at the end of the peninsula is West Jetty Park, which overlooks the Wedge, a popular but dangerous surfing spot.
If you are looking for something extra, this fun historic district boasts shops, restaurants and a terminal for Catalina Island at the Balboa Pavilion. The pavilion has a gift shop, restaurant and banquet room. There is also the balboa fun zone with a ferris wheel, rides and candy shops. A boardwalk runs along the bay to the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Balboa Beach & Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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