San Diego Bay Recreation

Updated June 4, 2020

In compliance with the County of San Diego’s latest amended public health order, and with public health measures remaining in place to continue to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19, the Port is gradually reopening public spaces. Per the County health order, everyone must continue avoiding gatherings of any size and crowded outdoor spaces, keep six feet away from people who are not members of your household, and have a face covering when leaving home and wear it when you’re within six feet of anyone who is not a household member. The following is what is currently allowed/open and closed/not allowed on and around San Diego Bay:

Recreational boating and fishing:

  • Recreational boating and fishing is allowed for vessels on which all occupants are members of the same household.
  • Jet skiing, kayaking, and paddle boarding is allowed (kayakers and paddle boarders may launch from beaches).
  • All boat launches on San Diego Bay are open – Chula Vista, Glorietta Bay, National City, and Shelter Island (launch parking lots are open).
  • Shoreline fishing is allowed in non-park areas where not otherwise prohibited per Port signage.
  • Boat charters, including passenger, harbor tours, and sport fishing charters, are not allowed.

Parks, beaches, piers and parking lots:

  • Parks along the bayfront in Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego are open for limited use only. Walking, running, and bicycling is allowed (no stopping, sitting, or lying down).
  • Parks along the bayfront in Coronado – in coordination with the City of Coronado, and consistent with what’s currently allowed in City parks, Grand Caribe Shoreline Park, Coronado Landing Park, and Coronado Tidelands Park are open for sitting and picnicking for individuals or small groups in which all individuals in the group are members of the same household. Playgrounds remain closed. Please maintain a physical distance of six feet from those who aren’t members of your household and wear a facial covering.
  • Beaches are open for limited use only. Walking, running, launching a kayak or paddle board (single-person paddling), swimming, sitting, and lying down are allowed. Activities such as volleyball and football are not allowed.
  • Piers – the piers on Shelter Island (San Diego), in Cesar Chavez Park (Barrio Logan, San Diego), in Pepper Park (National City), in Bayside Park (aka J Street, Chula Vista), and at the Ferry Landing (Coronado) are open. All other piers remain closed.
  • Walkways, sidewalks and promenades are open for walking, running, and bicycling (no stopping, sitting, or lying down).
  • Swimming for exercise is allowed.
  • Parking lots 
    • The following park parking lots are open:
      • Shelter Island
      • Harbor Island
      • Spanish Landing
      • Tuna Harbor
      • Ruocco Park
      • Cesar Chavez Park
      • Pepper Park (National City)
      • Bayfront Park (Chula Vista)
      • Bayside Park (Chula Vista)
      • Marina View Park (Chula Vista)
      • Tidelands Park (Coronado)