In 1899 W.S Collins bought 1,000 acres of land around Newport Bay and dredged the land in order to create present day Balboa Island. Balboa Island is naturally beautiful and has kept its small town quaint feel with approximately 3,000 residents living on just 0.2 square miles. It has the secluded island vibe, but conveninetly connected to the mainland by a land bridge and to Balboa Peninsula by a ferry. The charm of Balboa Island is undeniable. Stroll the flower lined streets, admire the oceanviews, and enjoy all of the delicious restaurants. This Island is true paradise and a popular year round family destination. Book your Balboa Island Vacation Rental today!
A day on Balboa Island is not complete until you try one of the world famous frozen bananas! This delicious tradition began in the 1940’s and has since been enjoyed by thousands of locals and tourists alike. Read more about the history of the Balboa Island frozen banana.
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