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Balboa Pier
4.5
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bobbydee2015
Shelby Township, MI62 contributions
Fun time
Jun 2019 • Family
We stopped to walk the pier and enjoy the beach. Fun time was had by all. Parking was close and inexpensive. Double bonus! 🙂
Written June 25, 2019
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Marion Coddington
Newport Beach, CA40 contributions
Great Pier with Ruby’s Restaurant at the end.
Feb 2020
I have walked this pier for many years. In my youth, I swam around the pier.
It’s fun to walk all the way to the end, because there is so much to see, and a fantastic restaurant at the end. I love to watch the fishermen, the fisherwomen and the surfers.
Written March 2, 2020
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Ted M
Fort Lauderdale, FL95 contributions
Great views
Sep 2019
Views of the Wedge and the coastline are great, and a stop in Rubys for a burger and a shake is always fun. The pier is getting kinda dirty and the restrooms at the base are horrible.
Written September 9, 2019
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA959 contributions
A classic and awesome California Pier
Jun 2019
Balboa Pier is a classic and awesome California pier that will give every visitor a delight, with forever views of the California coastline.
Written August 19, 2019
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Kelli N
Montgomery, AL97 contributions
Great walk!
Jun 2019 • Business
We walked the bike/walk/run boardwalk for almost 2miles! Then ended up on the Balboa Pier- what a great free outing! We looked at houses, watched lifeguard training, walked down to the diner, it was great!!!
Written June 25, 2019
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yazdragonfly
Ft. Lauderdale344 contributions
Nice place for a sea side stroll
May 2019
No cost involved (except for parking) and it is lovely to walk down to the end and back while watching the sea birds and the fisherman. Be sure to bring your hunger and eat the Ruby’s Diner at the very end of the pier.
Written May 16, 2019
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markrod0803
Anaheim, CA29 contributions
Fishing
Jun 2018 • Friends
Very nice pier, perfect spots with nice clean benches to sit on. Short pier so short walk to the restrooms. Lots of parking and places to eat right outside the pier. A bonus was Rubys diner at the end. Really enjoyed a Peanut butter milk shake. Couldn't resist the resist the smell of the food but did.
Written June 21, 2018
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strapper76
Newport Beach, CA31 contributions
Great end to a walk along the boardwalk on the pennesula.
Dec 2017 • Couples
Get a close-up of the local color: surfers, fishermen, tourists, while enjoying views of Catalina Island. Want a great burger.....go topside at Ruby's on the pier and relax away from the crowds.
Written March 3, 2018
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humann4
amityville, ny56 contributions
Fun Time for the family
Apr 2017 • Family
The Kids enjoyed the pier. There were a couple of restaurants that had some good food and also a bunch of cute shops. I got some jewelry, some clothing and some souvenirs for the kids. This is where you would go to rent boats, do whale watching, seal watching etc. great place. There is also a ferris wheel, arcade and small amusement things for the kids
Written April 19, 2017
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staceypow
utah28 contributions
Nice pier
Jul 2015 • Family
There's a Ruby's Diner at the end of the pier. Good food. There's no bathroom. You must use the beach bathroom.
Written August 2, 2015
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