Feeling Carefree on Fiesta Island
What can you do when you visit Fiesta Island?
It’s more like what can’t you do when you spend time at this city park. The island itself is one continuous beach, and there’s more than enough room for you to set up a spot for the day. On the east side, the waters are fairly calm, while on the west side, the water may not be as calm.
Great Place to Launch a Boat
Lots of locals take their personal watercraft to Fiesta because it’s easy to launch right from the sand. It is not uncommon to see people riding jet skis or paddling kayaks in the water or kiteboarding and windsurfing. Swimming is safe and enjoyable on the waters around the island as well, especially since there are not any waves.
Picnic on the Beach
People like to bring picnics to the beach, but better yet, you may want to plan an al fresco dinner. You can stick around and watch the sun set, then hang around one of the bonfire rings on the beach and relax into the evening. Just keep in mind that the park does close at night and does not allow overnight camping.
Lots to Do on Fiesta Island
As far as the island itself goes, its 2-mile loop is perfect for biking, running or strolling. Birds of all sorts nest or visit, and you might even see people with binoculars checking out the different species. Why not go horseback riding along the loop or near the water? Since it’s okay to drive on the beach, you can bring your horse trailer, RV, or jet skis right on the sand.
Over the Line Tournament
Several annual events are held on Fiesta Island as well, the most well-known being the Over the Line Tournament. This event has gone on for over sixty years, and people come out to join in the ball games or set up chairs on the sidelines and watch.
Fiesta Island Dog Beach
Another population that adores this area of Mission Bay is man’s best friend. The Fiesta Island Dog Beach is a fantastic option for fun in the sun with your pup. You can leave your leash in the car and let your dog run free and play in the water; just be sure to pick up after your pooch to keep the beach clean for everyone.