Coastal bests: Balboa Island, the Wedge and Newport Pier
Try this gorgeous beach boardwalk ride. Begin at Big Corona; ride up the hill to the “Flower streets”. Take the Goldenrod Bridge then down to Bayside Drive, riding the Sharrows to Balboa Island.
The Balboa Island Ferry is only $1.25, including your bike; it’s a high quality component of any Newport Beach ride! Turn left on Balboa Blvd and head to the Wedge – popular with teens. Then turn around and head to the Newport Pier via the beach boardwalk.
After the ride
Perhaps you’ve sampled food and beverage along this route, but amenities abound in Corona del Mar along Coast Hwy.