Harbor and Shelter Islands, San Diego

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  • Make a point of finding both Harbor Island and Shelter Island when you're exploring the Point Loma of San Diego. Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy the sculptures and take in the surroundings...it's a...  more »
  • What a grand view walking alongside the harbor near Coasterra!!! As the sun set the skyline was picture postcard perfect.  more »
  • You have to like boats, sand and water to go here.... :-) We stayed in one of the hotels here, and they were so nice to let us park our RV here, since there is a ban on RV's on the parking area from 3...  more »
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  • Good, but not great. I went at night, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
  • Been coming here since I was a child. Lots of great areas to enjoy picnics, watch the sailboats pass by, enjoy the sea breezes, many footpaths for walking, and lots of great photo opportunities. The last time I was here I saw a harbor seal right near the riprap boulders and got a couple phone pics of her. Bonus photo opportunity when a Columbian ship set out from dock at The Port of San Diego, got several great shots. A very relaxing place to spend an afternoon, enjoy a picnic lunch, or just walk and enjoy the sights. It's also close to the San Diego International Airport or the Embarcadero, and is quite easy to get to. Some amenities offered are Humphrey's Half Moon Inn, the Bali Hai, boat slips, boat charters, sport sailing and sport fishing. Incredible views of the San Diego skyline, as well. Lots of close by restaurants, bars, and shops for those so inclined.
  • Last year i used this place as part of my running route and it's a lovely quite area with some surprises!
  • Great place to walk, and to view Ospreys.
  • Fresh air, shimmering water and sailboats dancing in the breeze!

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