Living in Newport Beach: Inspiration Point

View of Corona del Mar beach and the Newport Harbor entrance from Inspiration Point/Lookout Point  The view of Corona del Mar State Beach’s little beach and the Newport Harbor entrance beyond is one that people don’t grow tired of. The bluff is a favorite place of Corona del Mar residents and visitors; just about every …

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Local beach shots from the past

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a local history post, so I thought it was high time I did so. I always enjoy looking back at the past–it’s amazing how much the Newport Beach area (including Balboa and Corona del Mar and Orange County in general) has changed since the early 1900’s…and yet how some …

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Boating around Balboa

Today this spot is occupied by the Fun Zone, where boats of all kinds are still available for rent. Bay Island is visible in the distance. By the early 1920s, many houses dotted Balboa Island, but the hills beyond remained undeveloped. Visitors wait to board launches to East Newport or Rocky Point. From rowboats to …

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Visual tour of 1213 E. Balboa Blvd

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