San Diego, CA 92109
Mission Bay Information+ -
Mission Bay in San Diego is the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States. The aquatic park is 4,235 acres of water and land offering plenty of space for various recreational sports. The San Diego Mission Bay land area provides beach volley ball courts and paths for jogging and bike riding, while the water is open for swimming, surfing, sailing, paddle boarding and more. Mission Bay San Diego is the perfect spot for water enthusiasts and professionals to show off their skills, while beginners can find comfort in the water as well. There are several water sport rental shops where you can rent all your sporting equipment from sail boats, jet skis, powerboats and kayaks to wake-boards, surfboards and paddle boards.
For more leisurely activities, San Diego Mission Bay offers fire rings on the beach for barbecuing and roasting marshmallows, and there are also areas for picnicking and open space for flying kites. The Mississippi-style stern-wheeler Bahia Belle provides casual yet romantic moonlight cruises around San Diego Mission Bay, while sport fishing and golfing are other calm activities popular at Mission Bay in San Diego as well. Fishing is allowed in all areas except those designated for swimmers and water crafts.
San Diego Mission Bay is also home to SeaWorld, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay and Thursday night yacht races. While visiting Mission Bay in San Diego, be sure to check out Shamu's amazing performance or catch the sea lion comedy team at SeaWorld. Later in the evening stop by Humphreys concert venue for a live performance with views overlooking the bay. The music venue hosts famous music legends such as Lyle Lovett, Jewel and Bonnie Raitt. If you're visiting between May and Labor Day weekend, look for the Thursday night Mission Bay Yacht Club races. Yachts challenge one another cruising through the bay waters as spectators cheer and root from the shore.
- Dogs: Dogs are allowed to roam freely without leashes at Fiesta Island, but other areas of Mission Bay do not allow pets. Check signs posted at the beach for more information.
- Alcohol: Alcohol consumption is prohibited on the beach.
- Fishing: Fishing is allowed at Mission Bay except in areas designated for swimmers and water crafts.