Newport Beach offers fine, soft sand with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy yourself. Surfers, swimmers and sunbathers all bask in the warmth of beautiful Southern California winter and summer days. This is the premier beach & real estate location in Newport Beach. The Balboa Peninsula, which is also called the “Peninsula” is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. It’s a long stretch of homes where it almost feels like Lido Isle. The homes facing the ocean and the bay are some of the most desirable homes in the Balboa Peninsula.

Here you will also find a quaint downtown area and plenty of places to shop. The most exclusive area of the Peninsula is the “Balboa Peninsula Point.” The Peninsula is also home to the “Wedge” surfbreak which has legendary high surf sand break. If you get a chance to come to this area make sure you visit the “West Jetty View” park to watch the boats come out of the bay to the pacific ocean. Below are some of the homes offered for sale in the Balboa Peninsula area of Newport Beach.

Near the base of the Newport Pier is the Dory Fishing Fleet, founded in 1891. The pier offers stunning views to the north toward Huntington Beach, and looking south, you can see another structure, the Balboa Pier. This five-mile stretch of beach boasts a bevy of activities. Swimmers and sunbathers flock to the beach in summer and winter, capping off their day in the sun with a night of casual or fine dining. Skate, bike and board rentals are popular, and surfing off the jetty is prime. The vibe at the Balboa Peninsula is youthful and fun.

This is an ideal place for cycling and skating, but keep in mind that parking is limited and you might have to walk a few blocks to get to the sand. Newport Beach has a lengthy bike trail, which extends around most of the peninsula. Riding along the boardwalk is fun and a great way to check out some of the most expensive real estate in Southern California. Many of the houses on the boardwalk are available for summer rentals, another great option to experience living life on the beach.