For those looking for a quiet area near the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Bahia Point Park has a lot of appeal. It is relatively unknown, as the park and beach are situated on a small peninsula that juts out into Mission Bay.
It is located near a number of busier places and beaches, including Bonita Cove and Ventura Cove Beach, as well as the Belmont Park Amusement Park in Mission Beach and the Bahia Resort Hotel.
The attractions and amenities of the park and beach include good swimming and sunbathing, a grassy area, picnic tables, restrooms and fire pits. It is a popular place for relaxing in the evening next to a bonfire with friends and family, with some of the most coveted sites being at the north end of the peninsula.
Dogs are not allowed in the park between 9 am and 6 pm (4 pm in the winter), but they are welcome, on a leash, in the mornings and evenings.
This city park is surrounded by the waters of Mission Bay, in an area full of recreational activities. A nice 12 mile bike route starts at the base of the peninsula and wanders away from the park along the Mission Bay. Plenty of opportunities for short strolls also are present in the park and nearby, and walking to SeaWorld San Diego is one option.
Since there is quite a bit of activity in the area, visitors can spend the day watching the sailboats glide along Mission Bay. Bahia Point Park is just a few miles north of the San Diego Airport and the San Diego Bay. Parking is available and free along the Gleason Road that leads into the park off W Mission Bay Drive.