ABOUT THE HIKE: We will celebrate the holidays with a walk designed to enjoy the beautiful decorations of Balboa Peninsula end Island.... their shops, homes and boats! Departing Malarky's, we will hike the Balboa Peninsula ocean front board walk to the Balboa Ferry. Taking the Newport Harbor crossing on the ferry, we will walk Main Street on Balboa Island and then circle the west side of the island on the harbor front sidewalk. We return to Malarky's via the ferry crossing and peninsula board walk... a total of about seven miles. The ferry crossing cost is one dollar per person each way. This event is NOT scheduled to conflict with the Newport Harbor Boat Parade and its traffic and parking issues. However, our Monday evening HOLIDAY HIKE will sample the area's BEST holiday decorations and attractions! We return to Malarkys for our optional post hike celebration around 8:30 PM.
HIKING DISTANCE: 7 miles round trip on boardwalk
HIKING TIME: 2 plus hours
HIKING DIFFICULTY: Advanced beginner hike with moderate pace.
ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES: Evenings at the beach can be cool, so be prepared to layer up. Dogs are welcome on the hike.
ABOUT THE POST HIKE: Mondays are now a cause of celebration! Malarkys is offering Sunset Hikers a Monday night dinner special that includes happy hour first drink specials ($3 draft beer) and choice of several premium burgers (including fries or salad) for seven dollars with purchase of a beverage. If you don't want dinner, you can finish the evening walk with an Irish coffee! Additionally, Malarkys is providing Sunset Hikers with free parking for our hike and with reserved table seating in the bar area for our dinner.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: The 55 Freeway turns into Newport Boulevard within the City of Newport Beach... cross the bridge over Pacific Coast Highway onto Balboa Peninsula.... proceed down Newport Boulevard to 30th Street.... making a right hand turn into the Malarkys Irish Pub parking lot. (If you pass Newport Pier, you have missed our meetup location.) We will meetup in the parking lot near the restaurant entrance, with restrooms available inside. There is additional metered parking in a public lot across 30th street, with the meter going free at 6 PM.
DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.
I love to hike. I am retired and live in Coto de Caza.
I like to hike and meet new people
love beach walks and beach hikes, looking forward to meeting others who do, too!
Married, Retired and love to hike! So glad I found this group-
I love the outdoors.
My name is Chris. I love being outdoors and look forward to hiking with your group.
Fun loving professional who likes to keep in shape and explore the trails in Southern California.
I love to hike.