Mission Bay Park, San Diego

About Mission Bay Park, San Diego

Mission Bay Park, San Diego - Address

Address: 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Scuba, Bird Watching

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This isn't a regular park. It's the largest aquatic park in the country, visited by over 15 million people annually. It has 19 beaches, 14 miles of bike paths, and covers an area of about 4500 acres, half of which is water. There is practically no outside activity impossible here - jog, cycle, skateboard, golf, rollerskate, play basketball, barbeque, bonfire and camp (kids only) on land; wakeboard, jet-ski, sail, paddleboard, row, fish, and sunbathe on the water. The park is also home to various endangered species of birds, and birders love it.

 Highlights Include:

  • Crown Point for basketball.
  • Ski Beach for family parties.
  • Sail Bay for runners.
  • Quivera Basin-fishing and scuba diving.
  • Mariner's Point-catch sight of the California least tern.
  • Perez Cove-catch site of the great blue heron.
  • Tecolote Creek-lots of birds, especially many species of ducks.

This treasure trove of leisure is the result of three decades of hard work during which the park was slowly converted from a marsh into a wetland.

Mission Bay Park Information

  • Lots of parking available.
  • Dogs are allowed on the Fiesta Island area only.
  • There are 28 restrooms around the park.
  • Fishing is not allowed at the bridges.
  • Life guard supervision is sporadic in summer, non-existent in the winter.

How To reach Mission Bay Park by Public Transport

  • Bus 104 stop Denver St & Ingulf St.
  • By Car.

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  • Nice view during the triathlon I did last spring. While biking Fiesta Island you can look out over the water in the bay or go to the (windy) ocean viewing side. Also seems like there are lots of classes (stroller yoga, martial arts fitness groups etc). Feels safe in the parking lots.

  • It is a very pretty park. It is good for family gatherings, group gatherings and for relaxation. There are a lot of picnic tables with shade. Pretty views and lots of green space! There is a play area for kids and relatively decent public bathrooms. There is a nice path to walk a LONG. And an area to play in the water.

  • Low rating due to cleanliness of restrooms. Men's wall urinals and floors are disgusting at ALL of the restrooms. Smelly urine several inches deep in urinals that barely flush. I would be upset if I brought my family to San Diego on vacation and my kids had to use these restrooms. How can this be with all of the news about Hep A? Mission Bay is a nice place go jog, walk or bike ride if you stay out of the restrooms.

  • Sea world was Great!! Family loved it and I was pleased to find out that military gets free admission up to 4 people once per year. We will definitely be back on our next vacation.

  • Come on it's Mission Bay Park! There are so many sides to Mission Bay Park that you can spend days checking each of them out beautiful where you can have boats jet skis and all kinds of family outdoor beach activities. There are also a few hotels located around the bay and many parking lots with picnic areas and places for people to spend the day

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