Explore Newport Beach
Balboa Island is home to chic coastal boutiques, restaurants and bistros serving up a variety of flavorful dishes. The selections on Balboa Island go beyond the local fresh seafood of the day, with flavors of Italian, Mexican, and French-Swiss mixed into the culinary choices.
The 1,000 acres of coastal wetlands that make up Back Bay are home to 35,000 migratory birds and 200 endangered species. Outdoor enthusiasts especially love Back Bay for hiking and cycling trails, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Additionally, the 10.5-mile Back Bay Loop Trail has multiple entry points, with local nature and educational facilities, including Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Back Bay Science Center at Shellmaker Island.
With an expansive view of the Pacific, the open-air elegance of Fashion Island blends Italian style with towering palm trees and lush piazzas. The shops of Fashion Island include department stores and specialty boutiques, as well as more than 30 dining options and restaurants, including Fig & Olive®, CUCINA enoteca, True Food Kitchen, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar® and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine.