Beach lovers who want to experience a quieter, calmer sandy spot should consider checking out Ventura Cove Park. This beach setting sits along the gentle waters of Mission Bay Park in San Diego. Instead of the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean, visitors here can enjoy the soothing waters of quiet Mission Bay.
Ventura Cove is a swimming beach that is perfect for beginners and small children. This family-friendly spot is also a great place to hold a picnic or barbeque with friends. There is also a nice, clean grassy area and lots to do and see here besides swimming.
Ventura Cove Park is a beach area managed by the city of San Diego. During the summer, the beach is staffed with lifeguards during the day for safety. Restrooms are also conveniently located on the beach.
It's located right on Mission Bay near Bahia Point and Mariner's Point Park. Belmont Park, the historic beachfront amusement park, is also found a few minutes’ walk from this beach.
Visitors here can enjoy swimming in the calm water, kayaking, paddle boarding, picnicking, watching the boats from the bay or roasting hot dogs or s'mores in the fire pits at night. There is also a spot for some shallow snorkeling right along the beach.