Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. The park offers a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and jogging, and playgrounds for children. It is one of San Diego’s most popular locations to fly a kite, picnic or sail a model yacht. Fire rings make it possible to cook out and stay warm. Mission Bay Park also offers a variety of free opportunities to the public such as professional volleyball and Over-the-Line sporting events. Annual attendance in the park is estimated at 15 million.
Mission Bay boasts 27 miles of shoreline, 19 of which are sandy beaches with eight locations designated as official swimming areas.
Swimmers and sun lovers are drawn to the excellent surf conditions and soft sand Mission Bay’s beaches offer. Mission Bay offers boat docks and launching facilities, sailboat and motor rentals, bike/walk paths, basketball courts, and playgrounds for children. It’s one of San Diego’s most fun-filled spots to visit. Public restrooms and showers are available and lifeguard stations are located in designated areas.
Nestled in the west end of the beach is a network of channels and islands – a perfect spot for everyone from wind surfers to water skiers. It’s your choice to swim, enjoy the sun, rent a boat and explore the thousands of acres of waterways.