Reciprocal Club: Newport Beach

The jewel of Newport Beach

Beachside bliss at California’s Balboa Bay Club

Swim, sunbathe, paddle, and play at Newport Beach’s luxurious Balboa Bay Club. Enjoy privileged access to the many amenities of this Southern California gem, including a stay at the accompanying hotel, Balboa Bay Resort. Located on 15 waterfront acres, Balboa Bay Club is the ultimate destination for water-lovers.

A private marina, beach, and heated pool cater to a host of aquatic activities. You can rent an electric Duffy boat, paddleboard, canoe, or kayak and cruise around Newport Beach’s largest private marina. Or stick by the pristine pool with nearby bar and perfect pocket beach.

After a long day on the water, refuel with a meal at one of five restaurants or relax with an appointment at the newly renovated 10,000-square-foot spa. 

A eucalyptus steam room, sauna, and whirlpool will have you recharged faster than you can say Mai Tai. As a reciprocal guest, you’ll pay a daily resort fee of $25 to access the Balboa Bay Club’s gym, lounges, locker rooms, members-only restaurants, and spectacular pool and beach.

Plan your visit strategically, and you might be lucky enough to catch one of the club’s special events, including a summer outdoor concert series and pool parties.

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—Contact WAC Director Member Services Amanda Brynn at

As published in the July/August 2018 issue of WAC Magazine.

—Posted July 10, 2018

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