Border Field State Park79 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1500 Monument Rd, San Diego, CA 92154, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6195753613
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Walking Area, Monument
There are many reasons this isn't a standard park. For one, much of it overlaps with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is uber rich with wildlife, especially birds. Next, it is the southwestern most point of the contiguous United States. And lastly, that also means it borders Mexico. If you park and keep heading east on foot, eventually you'll reach the beach. Walk south for a little over a mile to see Monument No. 258, also known as Monument Mesa. It is an obelisk, 20 feet high, and it marks the boundary between the two countries.
Border Field State Park Travel Tips
- There are restrooms, picnic areas and BBQ spots at the park.
- Do not collect anything from the park.
- Leashed dogs are allowed at Monument Mesa picnic area.
- Park will be closed if flooded.
Border Field State Park Hours
- Closed to vehicles Monday - Friday.
- Day after Labor Day - October: 9:30am to 6:00pm.
- March 15 - Day before Memorial Day Weekend: 9:30am to 6:00pm.
- Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day: 9:30am to 7:00pm.
How to Reach Border Field State Park
- Drive to Hollister Street, then head into Monument Road.
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0.94% of people who visit San Diego include Border Field State Park in their plan
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35.94% of people start their Border Field State Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Border Field State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Border Field State Park
Border Field State Park Reviews & Ratings
Definitely worth the time to check this place out. If you go during the week you can take a long beautiful walk from the main parking lot to the border fence at the beach. Very quit, and secluded. The beach is beautiful and the area is surprisingly very clean. Lots of Border Patrol agents, who are all very nice. You can also rent horses and ride along the sandy beach. Cool place to explore, and the new wall system separating the United States and Mexico is impressive.
This place is such an amazing place to explore. The beach is clean and really quite secluded. If you go on the weekend you can drive up to Friendship Park or if you're hauling horses you can station right there at the horse corrals that are near the beach.
Walk to the fence is on the longer side, but affords amazing views, albeit with helicopters patrolling overhead. Very interesting to see the contrast between the American and Mexican sides. This side was an empty, natural beach with the occasional horseback rider, with border patrol parked near the fence to ensure no one get too close. Tijuana was a colorful, lively beach town
If you come bring enough water for you it is hot and be careful for snakes. Dogs/pets are not allowed so just keep them at home . Maybe service animals could come but don’t mark my words I am not sure and I do not know. But you could also ride a horse for a fee for 30 to 60 min only of the only shorelines/ beach that could have horses on the California beach Pacific Ocean shorelines. By they way the Border patrol agents are everywhere so keep this in mind. I would just make sure you bring you passport or green card with you Incase you are apprehend by one of the agents at the border park preserve.
I never got to see the beach. I came here years ago and you could drive up to the beach but now it is a very long walk and I just couldn't walk that far. I did not feel safe since helicopters were flying over. Not sure why but I couldn't get out of there fast enough!