San Diego Bay & Downtown

A thriving port city, it can be hard to find a peaceful stretch of beach just steps from San Diego’s  downtown area.  There are opportunities, however, if you know where to look among the many  waterfront parks around San Diego Bay.  Take a bit of time to explore, have patience with parking, and soak in some of America’s finest city’s rich history along with a bit of sun!


Chula Vista Bayfront Park

Chula Vista Bayside Park

Pepper Park

Cesar Chavez Park

Embarcadero Marina Park South

Embarcadero Marina Park North

Seaport Village

Tuna Harbor Park

Harbor Island Park

Spanish Landing Park

  • Lifeguard services are limited in this area & there’s lots of boating activity in the bay.
  • Dog leash rules vary, See San Diego Dog Beach & Park Information
  • Overnight camping / sleeping is not permitted, except at campgrounds
  • Smoking has been banned on all California State Beaches & Parks
  • Alcohol is not permitted on most beaches & parks (Yes, this includes beer & wine…)
  • All information & details are  subject to change without notice
  • Be safe!  Always check rules & hazards of each beach