Balboa Beach Hike

Monday, March 26, 2018

I took a shower, did some errands, and did some light organizing, in which I found some paperwork that I thought I lost. By 5 pm, I decided to go to the Balboa coastal hike, which is a 5-mile hike through a tiny island, on a ferry, and along the beach of the Balboa Peninsula.

It was a good change from the Woodbridge lakes hikes and Turtle Rock hilly hikes. I remember from past experiences that coastal areas can get cold, even during the summertime. I am currently getting over a 24-hour flu and sore throat, and I don’t want to be worse since I feel normal again. So, I decided to dress warm because I know it will be windy. I wore sweats, windbreaker, knit cap, and a fanny-pack. It was cold and windy, but the fresh, cold air felt also refreshing and energizing.

We parked at a mini mall meetup location, and whole group walked across the bridge to the tiny Balboa Island, where it was filled with cute and quaint shops, businesses, and homes, similar to like a little village.

We walked along the harbor, with its mini private beaches and expensive homes with a view. Then, we took a ferry to Balboa Peninsula, where we walked along the broadwalk, checking out the beach, surfers, sunset, people walking their dogs, and some lovers. One surfer was walking home from a day of surfing the waves. The waves looked rough today, as they crashed on the shore. But it was a relaxing walk, as we checked out expensive homes with their cute bunny rabbit decorations.

At 8 pm, we stopped at a restaurant to eat a snack, where I ordered my normal small snack because I am usually not very hungry for a regular size dinner. So, I decided to buy the Garlic Truffle Fries. They were good. They actually tasted light and healthy. I also drank a lot of water. At 9:30 pm, half of the group decided to leave. By 10 pm, I was home again, relaxing in my pajamas, robe, and slippers.


What do you think?


  1. Nothing like a walk on the beach/boardwalk. I can see it was around the same temp up there as here. I was watching the brave souls in shorts and tank tops. I bundle, I had my parka on. lol