Mission Bay San Diego is a 4,000 acre aquatic park. It is the largest man made water park in the country and a wonderland of recreational opportunities.
Enjoy bicycling, picnicking, beach bonfires, boating, jogging, swimming, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, rowing, swimming, sunbathing, basketball, and volleyball. There are grassy parks as well as beaches throughout this area.
There are 27 miles of shoreline with 19 miles of sandy beaches. You'll find boat docks with launching facilities, boat rentals, basketball courts, children's playgrounds along with nearly 14 miles of bike paths.
This park is home to Seaworld and the Aquatic Center, where you will find classes available for various types of water sports.
After learning about Mission Bay, be sure to check out other San Diego beaches:
Blacks Beach | Coronado | Del Mar | Ocean Beach | Imperial Beach
La Jolla Childrens Pool | La Jolla Cove | La Jolla Shores
Marine Street | Mission Beach | Windansea Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach | Pacific Beach | Silver Strand | Sunset Cliffs
You'll find many great hotels scattered around the bay. Many of them have boat and jet ski rentals right at the hotel dock. Sea World is located on this Bay. This is a fun and scenic area to visit.
You'll find lots of free parking lots throughout the park. Dogs are allowed in the Fiesta Island area without a leash, but must be on a leash everywhere else in the park. Overnight camping is not allowed.
Bonfires are allowed only in the fire rings that you'll find on the beaches in this area. Bring your own supplies to roast marshmallows or make s'mores. During the summer months you'll be able to view the fireworks from Sea World from many of the area beaches.
Directions: This park covers 4,600 acres. This huge aquatic area has many beaches and is bordered by East Mission Bay Drive to the east Sea World Drive to the south, and Mission Boulevard to the west. To reach this area from Interstate 5 you can exit at East M. Bay Drive, Grand Avenue, Clairemont Drive, or Sea World Drive.