The Balboa Peninsula, also known as “The Peninsula,” offers world famous surfing (home of “The Wedge”), pristine sandy beaches, and a lively nightlife. Balboa Peninsula homes for sale come in all sizes and architectural designs and provide gorgeous ocean views. The area is primarily comprised of residential homes, however there are opportunities for buying commercial real estate and mixed-use duplex and triplex properties.
Famous attractions include the Balboa Pier, Newport Pier, the Wedge, Balboa Island Ferry, Balboa Pavilion, Balboa Ferris Wheel, Balboa Boardwalk and many more. The tip of the Balboa Peninsula marks the entrance from the Pacific Ocean into Newport Harbor and The Wedge. Newport Elementary School, locally known as “Newport El,” is a historical property still in use that is located on the Balboa Peninsula and is one of the few beachfront properties in the world that is dedicated to school grounds. Students enjoy playtime on the sand while overlooking the Pacific Ocean and having a glimpse of Catalina Island on the horizon of the Southern California shoreline.
What could be more fun than docking and dining? Park your yacht, dinghy, or electric boat at a local eatery and suit your mood with fine dining, appetizers or cocktails. Many of the Balboa Peninsula homes for sale lining the bay on the North side offer private boat docks for all types of vessels. Dress the ‘beachy’ part or step out in your finest bedazzled getup…you’re the boss! The Balboa Peninsula is also centrally located just minutes from world class shopping establishments such as Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Some of the best golf courses and tennis facilities in Orange County are just around the corner.
Single Family, Condominiums, Duplex
Varied – most homes in original or rebuilt condition
Core of traditional Newport Beach
Many homes with ocean and harbor views.
Walking distance to Newport Beach oceanfront.
Homes Currently Listed in Balboa Peninsula
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.
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 yachtsmen 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.
Small Town in a Big Harbor
Well known for the small shops, close-knit community, and beautiful family homes within, many will recognize Balboa Island as home to the Balboa Ferry and the Jewel Streets.
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.