City introduces new public pier to harbor

Officials from the City of Newport Beach, the County of Orange, Irvine Company and State Assembly celebrated the grand opening of Newport Harbor’s largest public dock last Friday, March 29.

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Courtesy of City of Newport Beach

(L-R) State Assemblymember Diane Dixon, Newport Beach Councilmember Lauren Kleiman, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Stapleton, Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill, Newport Beach Councilmember Robyn Grant and Newport Beach Councilmember Erik Weigand

Following a ceremonial ribbon cutting, the Balboa Marina Public Pier was officially opened for public use. The new pier can accommodate up to 12 small vessels or several larger vessels.

It is free for day use by the public for up to three hours.

The pier greatly expands public access and recreational opportunities in a previously underserved area of the harbor. The project is a partnership between the city, county and Irvine Company.


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