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:
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.
Perfect Family Spot
The grassy park provides a large open space for picnicking with benches, tables and barbecue grills. There is also a playground for children, a couple of basketball courts and a boat launch.
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.
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.
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!