What to Know
The park is open from 4 am to 2 am all year long, so early risers take note. Be aware that the beach is only patrolled by lifeguards from April (the start of spring break) to October when planning your trip. If you're visiting during the offseason, it's best to stay out of the water if you're not completely confident in your swimming ability.
Dogs Permitted with Restricted
Dogs are permitted to be walked inside the park, but times vary depending on the season. From the months of April to October, leashed canines are allowed within the park before 9 am and after 6 pm. From November to March, leashed dogs are also allowed in the before 9 am, but can enter the park after 4 pm.
Great for Picnics but No Alcohol Allowed
While visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the many picnic tables for outdoor dining, please be mindful of what kind of items you bring with you during your trip. Alcohol is not permitted in this park, nor are glass containers of any kind. Please clean up any mess left after eating so that other visitors can enjoy the same pleasant experience.
Lots of Parking
Along with free private lots, ample parking is available on many streets around De Anza Cove Park. If you're visiting on the weekend, it's best to arrive early to ensure you find a place to park. While it is in close proximity to the freeway, this park has a quiet, isolated feel and does not get as crowded as other parks in the area.
Safe & Well Maintained
As a San Diego City Park, visitors can expect a safe, well-maintained environment all year long. The city takes great pride in its outdoor recreation areas and beaches, which is why so many visitors flock to these locations throughout the year.