Balboa Island is one of the most well-known islands in the heart of Newport Beach. Houses for sale on Balboa Island are not only some of the most coveted pieces of Newport Beach real estate, but arguably along the entire California coast. Balboa Island offers beach cottages, duplexes and luxury waterfront homes for sale. There is also “Little Balboa,” which is connected to Balboa Island and offers houses for sale along the beach. Little Balboa Island is accessible via Marine Ave and Park Ave near the fire station of Balboa Island. With a solid economy and steady demand, Balboa Island real estate offers lucrative investments. Balboa Island is the largest island in the harbor and is nearby Harbor Island and Linda Island.
Many homes on Balboa Island offer boat docks and private slips for homeowner’s. Whether you are an electric Duffy type, or a yacht enthusiast, Balboa Island real estate offers a variety of waterfront homes for sale with boat docks.
Marine Avenue is the hub of Balboa Island’s action. This main street offers fun dining and attractions for all ages. During the summer, you will see children lined up at the-old fashioned candy store filling up their bags with sweet treats and soda pop. Balboa Island also enjoys their own post office, coffee shop, grocery store and fire station separate from the rest of Newport Beach. Jewel and nautical-themed streets lead you throughout the island with street names such as Topaz Ave, Pearl Ave, Diamond Ave, Ruby Ave, Amethyst Ave, South Bay Front, North Bay Front and East Bay Front.
One of Balboa Island’s most popular attractions is the Balboa Ferry, which has been providing service between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula since 1919. The ferry’s 800 foot crossing enables locals and visitors to easily walk between the island and peninsula of Newport Beach. Some travel the ferry just for fun, to enjoy the scenic crossing and historic charm. Watch sailboats and powerboats pass by the main channel of the Newport Harbor as the sea air delights your senses. Take a stroll on the boardwalk and watch the sunset against palm trees and glistening water – this could be your next home.
Waterfront – most homes in original or rebuilt condition.
Harbor island with active sailing community, several homes include docks.
Most homes include harbor view.
Close driving distance – some private harbor beaches with houses.
Homes Currently Listed in Balboa Island
Other Newport Beach Neighborhoods
A Slice of the Pacific Coast Highway
Ocean to the south and open space to the north shelters this small, often overlooked, stretch of Newport Beach. With canals and beachfront property on either side, there’s not a bad seat to be had.
Home of the Wedge
Balboa Peninsula is about as quintessentially Newport Beach as you can get, with yachts, beach houses, and old-timey shops all along this sliver of land. Surfers and CEO’s alike call this home.
Private and Metropolitan
Lido Isle has the distinction of being right in the core of Newport Beach without any of the inner city drawbacks you'd expect. Set apart by bridges and the harbor, this quiet neighborhood plays host to sailors and professionals.
Limited Availability, Ultimate Privacy
This tiny island off of Bayside Drive boasts private docks all around – literally. With limited space and iconic family homes scattered throughout, opportunities in this neighborhood are a real treat to catch.
The Duke’s Private Retreat
Bayshores has the distinction of being one of classic Newport’s most exclusive gated enclaves, complete with private beaches, large boat slips, and was the home of actor John Wayne for several years.
Above the Cliffs, Over the Bay
Another recent acquisition by Newport Beach, Newport Bay is a mixture of neighborhoods that includes Harbor Highlands and Dover Shores, thanks in part to their proximity to the Upper Newport Bay.
The Urban Suburban Oceanfront Neighborhood
Irvine Terrace does it all with its traditional single family homes that are close to business, play, school, and a dozen other quintessential Californian activities. Many homes here offer harbor access and ocean views.
Newport Heights is a recently annexed portion of Newport Beach that is known for its unique homes that cover multiple decades of influence. Small town meets seaside villa in many buildings.
One Ford Road
Hilltop Master-Planned Estates
One Ford Road is an award winning master planned community that allows homeowners to experience small town neighborhood with big lots and privacy, but still be in the middle of all the action.
Old World European, New World Views
Harbor Ridge is a private enclave of especially elegant and large homes that rise up into the start of the San Joaquin Hills, with several homes enjoying views of Orange County city lights, mountains, the bay, and the ocean.
Sunset Over the Waters of the Bay
Eastbluff is a large community of subdivisions that range in scale from the starter family homes to the most elegant private properties, framed by the Back Bay to the west and the San Joaquin Hills to the east.
A European Getaway with the City Lights
Life of the golf course nestled into a canyon looks really good with Newport Beach’s sparkling lights in the background. The prestigious country club and European style homes characterize this enclave that’s mere minutes from Fashion Island.