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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: June 10, 2016.

Where do you go to recharge and relax on the weekends? If you are in California as a native or a visitor, you need to visit  Balboa Island. Located near Newport Beach, this idyllic beach side destination is sure to have something just waiting for you.

Join SCH photographer and contributor Emily Semans as she takes us on a photographic adventure to Balboa Island.


Balboa Island is located down in Southern California near Newport Beach and is known as a charming destination for locals and visitors alike.

Between strolling the waterfront boardwalk, enjoying the games and rides at the Balboa Pavilion, relaxing on sun-filled beaches or fishing from the Balboa Pier, there is plenty to do and enjoy on Balboa Island.

My family and I have a beach house on the Island and we have gone there ever year for over 18 memory-filled years.  To me, Balboa Island is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is very peaceful and private.

The beaches are safe and the little ones have fun splashing in the waves. The older children have a blast surfing or boogie boarding.

If you are looking for a good vacation spot that is family friendly, I would definitely recommend Balboa Island.

Doesn’t this look like a fantastic place to visit? So thankful to Emily and her camera for allowing us to tag along. Whatever your travel plans this weekend, be safe and enjoy who you are with and remember to praise the One who made this earth!


You may find out more about Emily and her work by visiting her here.

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