Crown Point Beach

Crown Point Beach is located a short drive north from SeaWorld San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. This Mission Bay beach is a favorite for families, with picnic tables, green grass, soft sand and gentle waves.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
One of San Diego’s Best-Kept Secrets for Families
Crown Point Beach
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Things to Do
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Overview

Grassy Areas, Beach and Boardwalk at Crown Point BeachAmazing Sunset Over Crown Point

Just across Fishermans Channel from fun-loving Vacation Isle, in the middle of Mission Bay Park, visitors can take in breathtaking views and soft sands at Crown Point Beach.

This family-friendly beach extends along the eastern edge of the Mission Bay peninsula, merging with Crown Point Park and offering many opportunities for fun, sun and sand. Crown Point Beach is located in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego.

As is true of most of Mission Bay’s stellar beaches, water sports and swimming are popular activities at Crown Point Beach. Another major draw for families is Crown Point Park and its abundant greenery, numerous picnic tables and wide-open spaces. Little kids can have a blast splashing around in the water, making sandcastles and going swimming.

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Things to Do

Basketball Courts
Basketball Courts
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Bikes Allowed
Bikes Allowed
Jet Skiing
Jet Skiing
Kayaking
Kayaking
Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding
Running
Running
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Swimming
Swimming

Highlights of Crown Point Beach

Active couples can rent a jet ski at Crown Point Beach and explore Mission Bay’s best-kept secrets. If you’re in the mood for something more relaxing, recline on the sand or float in the tranquil waters. There are lots of exciting activities for incredible vacations:

Water Sports

Mission Bay is well known for swimming, wakeboarding, jet skiing, water skiing and sailing, and Crown Point is no exception. If your idea of the perfect vacation getaway is spending lots of time in the water, then you’ll have a blast at Crown Point. Nearby Ski Beach Park on Vacation Isle is also a popular gathering spot for people looking to waterski.

Crown Point Park

A few steps away from the beach, you can find gorgeous Crown Point Park. Acres of green grass provide plenty of room to toss a Frisbee or play volleyball. There are also several public basketball courts nearby.

When lunch time rolls around, eat as a family at one of the park’s picnic tables. They provide spectacular views of Mission Bay while you eat.

Bayside Walk

This virtually endless boardwalk covers some of Mission Bay Park’s most incredible vistas.

If you follow Bayside Walk to the north from Crown Point Beach, you can take in the views at the Northern Wildlife Preserve.

Heading south around the lower tip of the Mission Bay peninsula takes you on an energetic walk to Sail Bay, Ventura Cove, Mariners Point Park and eventually Mission Point Park.

Cycling Trails

Crown Point Beach has some of the smoothest blacktop around for biking and jogging. If you’re feeling a strong 80s vibe, you can even strap on a pair of in-line skates and see the sights from a cooler perspective. Visitors and locals take to the trails from early morning to late afternoon, both for the exercise and the sense of freedom.

Kendall-Frost Reserve

This 16-acre salt marsh is just north of Crown Point Park. It’s home to two birds on the endangered species list — the light-footed clapper rail and Belding’s savannah sparrow. There are also numerous other attractive types of wildlife for nature lovers.

Bonfires on the Beach

One of the most unforgettable highlights for families and groups of friends has to be the fire pits located right on the Crown Point Beach.

After a long day of fun in the sun, few things are better than a low-key party with smores and campfire songs. The cool evening breeze from the Pacific Ocean makes a perfect backdrop for great memories.

Couples love Crown Point

Couples love Crown Point Beach as well. It’s easy to spread a blanket on the grass for a romantic picnic for two. Afterwards, walk hand-in-hand along the boardwalk, taking in views of Fiesta Island, Vacation Isle, Mission Bay and the downtown San Diego Skyline. When the sun goes down, listen to the gentle murmur of the waves and watch the stars come out.

Looking to Stay Nearby?

One of our favorite resorts is just across the bridge next to Vacation Isle Park, Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Paradise Point is a beautiful bayfront hotel with rooms that open up to private beaches and a huge property. There are many restaurants and bars, our favorite being Barefoot Bar & Grill that has a dock for its guests. This resort also boasts five different swimming pools!

How to Get There & Parking

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

Getting to Crown Point Park & Beach

Crown Point Beach is approximately 1.5 miles north of SeaWorld San Diego. Visiting this San Diego gem from other hot spots in Mission Bay Park is a breeze. You can walk from Crown Point Beach to many popular beaches, such as Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

To reach Crown Point Beach from SeaWorld, follow Perez Cove Way onto Ingraham Street going north. After that, take a right on Crown Point Drive. You’ll see Crown Point Beach immediately on your right-hand side.

If you’re traveling on Interstate 5, follow exit 23A on Mission Bay Drive going northwest. Turn left on Garnet Avenue and keep going straight onto Balboa Avenue. When you reach Lamont Street, turn left. Take Lamont Street to Crown Point Drive and continue south. You will see Crown Point Park on your left-hand side.

Parking at Crown Point Park

There are several parking lots near the northern end of Crown Point Beach and the southern edge of Crown Point Park these lots rarely fill up but it is good to arrive early if it is a hot summer day or a summer holiday.

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Know Before You Go & Tips

Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Firepits
Firepits
Large Group Gatherings
Large Group Gatherings
Lifeguards
Lifeguards
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Camping
No Camping
No Glass Containers
No Glass Containers
Picnic Tables
Picnic Tables
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Restrooms
Restrooms
Shade
Shade
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

What You Should Know

Swimming

Towards the north end of the park, you can find a swimming area with a lifeguard (during the summer months).

Pack Binoculars

If you’re planning on birding at Kendal-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, don’t forget to take along several pairs of binoculars. Keep an eye out for the light-food clapper rail in the tall stands of cordgrass. Belding’s savannah sparrow likes to hide in the pickleweed.

Leave Fido at Home During the Day

No dogs are allowed at Crown Point Park or Crown Point Beach from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Going for a stroll with your dog is OK after 6 p.m., however. From November to March, leashed dogs are welcome after 4 p.m.

Take Along Your Walking Shoes

The great thing about Bayside Walk is that you decide how far you want to explore. This boardwalk stretches several miles around Mission Bay. If you prefer to stay closer to home, you can take a leisurely stroll along Crown Point Beach and Crown Point Park.

Crown Point Beach
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Picnicking
Picnicking
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Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Fire Pits
Fire Pits
Lifeguards
Lifeguards
Restrooms Available
Restrooms Available
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