Shelter Island, San Diego

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Shelter Island, San Diego - Address

Address: Shelter Island Dr San Diego, CA 92106

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This man made Marina Peninsula is more popular than its sister peninsula, Harbor Island. Shelter Island Drive runs through the center of the peninsula, connection various small tourist attractions. These include:

  • The Friendship Bell pagoda gifted by San Diego's sister, Yokohama.
  • The Tunaman's Memorial, a larger-than-life bronze sculpture by Franco Vianello.
  • The Pearl of the Pacific fountain is a popular outdoor wedding venue.

Several events are held througout the year at on the island. These include the September Yacht Fest, summertime concerts, the Big Bay Boom fireworks display on the fourth of July and the Parade of Lights in December.

How To reach Shelter Island by Public Transport

  • Bus 28 and 84 stop Shelter Island Dr & Rosecrans St.

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  • Been coming here since I was a child. Lots of great areas to enjoy picnics, watch the sailboats pass by, enjoy the sea breezes, many footpaths for walking, and lots of great photo opportunities. The last time I was here I saw a harbor seal right near the riprap boulders and got a couple phone pics of her. Bonus photo opportunity when a Columbian ship set out from dock at The Port of San Diego, got several great shots. A very relaxing place to spend an afternoon, enjoy a picnic lunch, or just walk and enjoy the sights. It's also close to the San Diego International Airport or the Embarcadero, and is quite easy to get to. Some amenities offered are Humphrey's Half Moon Inn, the Bali Hai, boat slips, boat charters, sport sailing and sport fishing. Incredible views of the San Diego skyline, as well. Lots of close by restaurants, bars, and shops for those so inclined.

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  • Last year i used this place as part of my running route and it's a lovely quite area with some surprises!

  • Great place to walk, and to view Ospreys.

  • Fresh air, shimmering water and sailboats dancing in the breeze!

  • Quiet and a beautiful place

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