Newport Beach's Balboa and Balboa Island (Images of America: California)

Newport Beach's Balboa and Balboa Island (Images of America: California)

Jeff Delaney


The village of Balboa lies at the jap 1/2 a 4-mile-long peninsula, a usual barrier that protects the neighboring Balboa Island from Pacific storms. either the village and the island have constituted a sun-soaked paradise for citizens and tourists from around the world for greater than a century. well-known for luxurious houses, miles of lovely, sandy shorelines, and one of many greatest excitement harbors at the West Coast, Balboa has loved a colourful historical past choked with backroom playing, middle of the night deliveries in the course of Prohibition, and widespread visits from Hollywood's largest stars. Such legends as John Wayne, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, and Lauren Bacall spent many an afternoon crusing Balboa's harbor and plenty of nights having fun with its justifiably recognized nightlife of dance halls, eating places, and golf equipment. Balboa and Balboa Island characterize the entire extremes, might be most sensible exemplified within the quaintness of ultra-modern urban of Newport seashore, an Orange County enclave the place nice wealth commingles with the carefree appeal of a barefoot group.

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