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Balboa Pier in Newport Beach

Aug 24, 2008
A pier can be one of the most romantic places to go in the world. If you doubt that, take a trip to the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and you'll see first hand just how great a pier can be. On any given summer night, this pier is enveloped in darkness by 10 PM.

While the average fisherman heads home when the pier is dark, life continues. All along the pier, darkness does nothing but add to the atmosphere. Towards the end of the pier, you can see the neon lights of Ruby's Diner lighting up the sky, calling out to those on the pier.

Walking along the pier you can see many different lights illuminating the sky. The Balboa Pavilion can be seen as well, adding to the already magical time that the lights help to add to the pier.

In many ways, the Balboa Pavilion is a sister attraction to the pier. They were both built in 1906 and designed to attract people to the Newport area. Even in those times, the pier and the pavilion helped to bring travellers to the area.

Down the peninsula from the pier, the area has a feeling that rivals days gone by. For fishermen and those that enjoy fishing, the Balboa Pier is simply heaven on earth.

Looking to the south of the pier, you'll see the Newport Jetty and the bay entrance. Main Street is right around the corner, adding a wealth of things to do to the pier.

Even though some consider fishing to be secondary on the pier, it gives fisherman that is there more room to fish. For many residents of the area, the pier is where they began their life of fishing.

When standing on at the end looking down the Balboa Pier you'll probably be amazed. The 920 foot pier is simply incredible to look at. Walking down it is great any time of year, especially at night when taking a moonlit stroll. For honeymooners or married couples, the pier beckons out for romance.

The Balboa Pier is open from 5 AM until midnight. There are restrooms located near the entrance, with lights and fish cleaning stations located on the pier. At the end of the pier, there is even a small restaurant.

Located in the city of Newport Beach, the Balboa Pier is a must visit for anyone who loves fishing. Even if you don't like fishing, the pier is great to walk at night or during the day. If you want to see what piers are all about, make sure you check out the beauty and splendour that the Balboa Pier will provide you with.
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