Mariner's Point Park

Are you looking for a great place for your family to visit in San Diego? If so, Mariner's Point Park is the perfect destination for you.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
Bring Your Fishing Pole to this Mission Bay Favorite
Mariner's Point Park
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Things to Do
Tips
How to get there
Parking

Overview

Clear Water at Mariners PointMariners Point in the Distance

There is so much to see and do in San Diego, especially for those who are visiting the city for the first time. If you're interested in dining out at amazing restaurants and hopping from bar to night club, this city definitely has you covered. However, those in search of scenic views and fun outdoor recreation are also sure to be pleased.

In this case, the Mission Beach neighborhood of San Diego is perfect for you. The area is replete with so many parks and beaches, which accommodate friends, families, and couples thanks to the numerous conveniences and amenities. To properly plan your trip, you should be aware of the different amenities each recreation area offers so you can rest assured that your needs will be sufficiently met.

Mariner's Point Park in Mission Bay Park is one of many destinations to check out during your visit to San Diego. This area is ideal for taking in the beautiful view of the water or just lounging around the large sandy beach. This guide can help you prepare for your trip to Mariner's Point so you have the most enjoyable time possible.

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Things to Do

Bikes Allowed
Bikes Allowed
Fishing
Fishing
Running
Running
Sunbathing
Sunbathing

Things to Do at Mariner’s Point Park

Try your Hand at Fishing

Mariner's Point Park is best known for the many fishing areas situated within its limits. Depending on where you're fishing at Mission Bay, you may be able to find bass or halibut, as well as bat rays and leopard sharks. Fishing is available right from the shore in the park, and while the maximum depth is 20 feet, most areas are only about 12 feet deep when the tide is high.

Great Place to Have a Picnic

You can also take a break from fishing to have a picnic at one of the many convenient picnic areas. The scenic views and tranquil atmosphere make for an attractive setting when spending time with loved ones. Even kids are sure to have a good time here, especially if they want to learn how to fish.

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How to Get There & Parking

Free Parking
Free Parking
Lot Parking
Lot Parking
RV Parking
RV Parking

Getting to Mariner’s Point Park

Mariner's Point Park is located at 3170 Mariners Way. When arriving, look for the large, sand-covered peninsula extending up from Bonita Cove, which can be found near South Mission Beach. The area is usually well populated and rather easy to find.

Parking

There is a parking lot available to accommodate visitors, but be aware that this lot closes at 10 pm. There is also ample street parking in the area, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking can be a little difficult to find during the busy season, so plan your day accordingly if you'll be driving to Mariner's Point during the spring or summer.

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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 Smoking
No Smoking
Picnic Tables
Picnic Tables
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Restrooms
Restrooms
Shade
Shade
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

What You Should Know Before You Visit

No Swimming

There is no swimming allowed at Mariner's Point Park. If you'd like to swim during your trip, there are plenty of other parks and beaches in close proximity that you can add to your trip itinerary. This park has a maximum capacity of 200, and permits are available for a fee.

Easy to Get To

This park is very accessible to visitors of San Diego, regardless of the mode of transportation you plan on using. Along with vehicle access, bicyclists will also find easy access, as well as racks to secure their bikes while they're spending the day at the park. There is also a bus stop nearby, as well as an RV park perfect for taking a break to marvel at the amazing scenery.

Native Bird Nesting Area

The park also contains a nesting area for least terns, which are native birds that call this region home. Park visitors are required to stay at least 500 feet away from this area so as not to disturb the nests. Be sure to read signage and obey instructions or you may be subject to fines or other punishments.

Facilities Nearby

If you're in need of restroom facilities during your visit, they're located on East Bonita Cove. While you're permitted to bring food when visiting Mariner's Point Park, alcohol is not permitted anywhere within this park. Glass containers are also prohibited, so be sure any bottles or other containers you bring for picnics are made from plastic.

Mariner's Point Park
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Picnicking
Picnicking
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Fire Pits
Fire Pits
Restrooms Available
Restrooms Available
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available
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