Mission Bay ParkCurrently Open
- Address: 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, 92109, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-6192218900
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Scuba, Bird Watching, Landmarks, Parks
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bus 104 stop Denver St & Ingulf St.
- By Car.
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9.61% of people who visit San Diego include Mission Bay Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
65.33% of people start their Mission Bay Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mission Bay Park
93.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mission Bay Park
Very nice. Cleaned and the landscape is very well kept. Excellent for all outdoor activities. Dumping station for RVs. Beach fire pits and picnic areas. Rentals for water sports and other activities. Beautiful views. Nice playgrounds. Open spaces for kite flying. Great path for walking, jogging, running, cycling etc. Mid-week free parking is easy and plentiful.
There is something to do for everyone at this park. I go there about once a week to enjoy the view of the bay and relax. You can rent Kayaks, scooters, surfboards and just about anything down there. You can also take sailing lessons. There are a couple of different little beaches to swim with kids and the bathrooms have a shower to rinse off all the sand. My only complaint is that I wish the city would keep the bathrooms cleaner and that the city employees would be more polite and respectful to citizens hanging out there during the day.
Great place to go for the day and walk. I enjoy the other walkers, bicyclists, and vast amounts of people. I feel safe there and have no doubts. I have also been here countless times for cookouts and weekday lunches. Just grab some local grub and a blanket and there you go. bathrooms are clean enough to be expected. The police patrol frequently. The only downside is you need to be alert when darkness approaches. the local homeless come to utilize the bathroom and outside shower facilities. A great park to visit...Jay
It's hard to do better than this piece of land, anywhere in the world. San Diego is extremely fortunate to have this place in its very heart. Both bays ( the harbor and this park ) are essential to our culture but the park really goes above and beyond that with variety of aquatic experiences mixed with venues for one and all to truly feel live. Great center piece for a county setting the tone for the State, in a State setting standards for life in the overall and surrounding world.
Well when I lost my home this was were I lived in my car for 6 months. Million dollar views every day what could be better. Never had any trouble there always helped clean up others trash they left after picnics. Good for getting away without getting away. Nice path for riding and walking. Bathrooms due to vandals are bare min. Lots of graffiti sadly. People have always been nice and it’s been great.