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Stepping onto Bay Island is stepping back in time, when coming to the beach was a quiet experience without the commotion of modern life, becausNewport Beach Bay Island Real Estatee this is also Newport’s only island without car access. One of Newport’s original settlements, Bay Island actually originated as a duck hunting club early in the 20th century. There are just 26 homes, all bay fronts with docks, the center of the island is a common garden with a tennis court, and there are amazing close-up vistas across Newport Harbor which surrounds Bay Island on all sides. A foot bridge connects the island to Island Avenue on Balboa Peninsula, where residents keep their cars in a secure parking garage, and many “commute” home in golf carts.

Ocean beaches are two blocks away, and the ferry to Balboa Island is a few minutes stroll down the Edgewater bayfront promenade. Newport Harbor Yacht Club is a block west along Buena Vista.