Bahia Point Beach & Park

Bahia Point Beach and Park is located on a small peninsula that juts into Mission Bay in San Diego. The quiet park features beaches, swimming, fire pits and picnic tables.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
Take in the Quiet Pleasures of Bahia Point Beach & Park
Bahia Point Beach & Park
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Things to Do
Tips
How to get there
Parking

Overview

Paddle Boards at Bahia Point Beach and ParkPicnic Tables at Bahia Point Beach and Park

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.

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Things to Do

Bikes Allowed
Bikes Allowed
Kayaking
Kayaking
Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding
Running
Running
Sailing
Sailing
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Swimming
Swimming

What Makes Bahia Point Park and Beach Stand Out

Peace and Quiet

If you like being around the action, but also enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, this park is a good choice. There are definitely a lot of people having fun in the area, but since the park is at the end of a small peninsula it has a quieter vibe and even attracts people who came there to paint the beauty of the area. There are even shaded parking spots, a real plus on hot days.

Great for Swimming

When you get a bit tired of hanging out on the beach, you can always go for a swim in Mission Bay. The calm waters of the bay are excellent for a dip any time of day, and you can also skim over the surface in a kayak and find quiet areas with bird life. The base of the peninsula has a hotel gift shop, a restaurant, a shop for sport rentals and boat rides.

Grassy Area & Restrooms

The public restrooms are located near the beach. A large section of the park is grass, which makes for a nice area to stroll barefoot along the water. The park offers an island (well, really a peninsula) of tranquility among the activity of the region.

Stay at the Bahia Resort Hotel

Just next door is the Bahia Resort Hotel, not only can you enjoy the Bahia Point Beach but you can enjoy all the amenities the Bahia Resort Hotel has to offer on Mission Bay. This is a great hotel to base your vacation to San Diego at.

How to Get There & Parking

Free Parking
Free Parking
Lot Parking
Lot Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Neighborhood Parking

From downtown San Diego, it is about a 15-minute drive, depending on traffic, to the park.

Drivers should get on I-5 North until they reach the I-8 West towards Ocean Beach, then exit W Mission Bay Drive. Take a right on to W Mission Bay Drive, go about ¾ of a mile and then take a slight right on to W Mission Bay Drive, it will take you in a loop. In just over one mile take a right on Gleason Road to the park. Head to the end of Gleason Road to reach the park.

Parking is free and usually there is plenty of availability.

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Know Before You Go & Tips

Firepits
Firepits
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Camping
No Camping
No Glass Containers
No Glass Containers
No Motorized Vehicles
No Motorized Vehicles
No Smoking
No Smoking
Picnic Tables
Picnic Tables
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Restrooms
Restrooms
Shade
Shade
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

Tips to Make Your Visit Better

Great Place to Relax for a Few Hours

Prepare to spend several hours at the park if you are in the mood for a leisurely day and evening at the beach. Be sure to bring flip flops, swimsuits, sunscreen and sunglasses to get the most out of the area. The swimming is good with a sandy bottom in quiet waters suitable for younger swimmers.

Bonfire Pits Available

The bonfires are a favorite part of the experience, but be sure to keep things quiet as disturbing noise is against the rules. No alcohol is allowed, and all fires must be out by midnight. Bring your own supply of wood for the fires and only burn good dry wood in the fire rings provided.

Have a Picnic

The area is also popular as a picnicking destination, with picnic tables provided. Dogs are allowed in morning hours and evening hours; they must be leashed and owners must clean up after their pets. In the off-season, November 1 through March 31, dogs are allowed as early as 4 p.m. in the park.

Explore the Area on Bikes (H4)

The area is low on traffic so bringing bikes is a good way to spend a few hours exploring the surroundings. The entire area is scenic throughout the year.

Bahia Point Beach & Park
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Swimming
Swimming
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Fire Pits
Fire Pits
Restrooms Available
Restrooms Available
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available
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