Balboa Island Ferry

1n 1910, W.S. Collins received the first city contract to run a ferry from Balboa to his new development, Balboa Island. His boat man was a loud, loveable man by the name of John Watts. After Collins left the area around 1914, a Balboa Island resident Joe Fergusun paid Watts to continue the service for […]

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John Wayne

In Hollywood, he was a movie star, an Academy Award winner and a figure larger than life. In
Newport Beach, he was a friend, a neighbor, a club member, a boater, a bridge player, a fisherman and first and foremost a father.

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The Beeks

Joseph Allen Beek was the longest serving secretary of the Senate in California history, 1919-1968. Joe Beeked was born in Maine and established residency in California in 1907. Beek was perhaps best known for his role in developing Balboa Island.

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Plan Your Visit

The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00PM | Friday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 4th of July

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for an extended day.

Location: 210 B Marine Ave. Balboa Island, CA 92662

Contact: 949.675.3952 or info@balboaislandmuseum.org