Paddleboarding at Fanuel Park in Pacific Beach
Fanuel Park, located at then end of Fanuel Street, south past Pacific Beach Drive. The perfect launching point into Sail Bay. Easy entry into the water and large grassy area to prep before and after paddling. This is the perfect spot to come with kids. There is a great little park right on the beach and the water is calm and nice for the little ones. There is even a lifeguard and a designated swim area during the summer months. There are restrooms and showers for public use. As with most parks in the summer, come early on the weekends because parking is limited.
This playground is right on Mission Bay at the end of Fanuel Street. It has a big grass field between the parking lot and the boardwalk. Parking can be difficult because of the proximity to the bay. Fun small park but must be careful the kids don’t wander onto the boardwalk in front of rollerbladers, bikes, or joggers.
Mission Bay Park is the largest aquatic park of its kind in the country. It consists of over 4,600 acres in roughly equal parts land and water. Mission Bay boasts 27 miles of shoreline, 19 of which are sandy beaches with eight locations designated as official swimming areas.
Annual attendance in the park is estimated at 15 million.
At the west end is a network of channels and islands – a perfect spot for everyone from windsurfers to water- skiers. You can swim, enjoy the sun or rent a boat to explore the thousands of acres of waterways.
Mission Bay Park offers boat docks and launching facilities, sailboat and motor rentals, bike and walk paths, basketball courts and playgrounds for children. It is one of San Diego’s most fun-filled spots to visit.
Many people prefer to stay on shore and spend their leisure picnicking, riding a bike along the paths, playing volleyball, or flying a kite. There are close to 14 miles of bike paths along Mission Bay.
Public restrooms and showers are available and lifeguard stations are located in designated areas.