Shelter Island

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  • Address: Shelter Island Dr San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Island, Family And Kids

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.

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

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  • Shelter Island Address: Shelter Island Dr San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Shelter Island Timing: 24-hrs
  • Shelter Island Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shelter Island(preferred time): 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shelter Island: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 2.04% of people who visit San Diego include Shelter Island in their plan

  • 38.1% of people start their Shelter Island visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shelter Island

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shelter Island

People normally club together Seaport Village and Old Town San Diego while planning their visit to Shelter Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great place very nice! If you go there you will have fun if you like 🚣‍♀️ boats, ships and sailing ⛵️ you will have lots of fun also great places to walk and to eat.

  • It's beautiful and a nice place to meet people and make new friends. Met two Carol's yesterday, friends for 50 years, and hoping for another 50. Nice to meet you both.

  • Great place to stay while in San Diego, makes you feel like you are on your own tropical island. Nice and quiet, perfect location close to everything!! We stayed at Humphreys Half Moon Inn. Shelter island has great boat tours and bike rentals. Also just a lovely place to wander the coast, have a coffee or picnic and even walk your dog. Loved watching the fisherman on the pier, you can even rent a rod and give it a try yourself. Lots of little restaurants around as well. Pomodoros(italian), Miguels(mexican), and Mitchs(fresh seafood) were our favs! All reasonably priced with good portions.

  • This is a nice place to go for a little and unwind with a nice park and a little beach with some firepits. Great place to run or bring dogs to play.

  • Great island. Fantastic location to stay.

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