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Harbor and Shelter Islands

Point Loma, SanDiego, San Diego, CA
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Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing excursions.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Point Loma, SanDiego, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across from the airport, Harbor Island offers views of the downtown San Diego skyline and Coronado's North Shore Base. There are walking paths, rental bike kiosks, marinas, hotels, even some free parking. Watch locals sail. We even saw the largest yacht in North America,...More

Thank mvm19922002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harbor Island is "Convention Central", but Shelter Island is more "boutique" with a nice harbor beach and up-scale restaurants.

Thank caribcruiser2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a local and just now appreciating how beautiful Shelter Island. Went around 6 pm to cool down after a hot afternoon in San Diego. It has a great view of San Diego and the boats jetting by on the water. Great walking flat sidewalk...More

Thank shakuroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbor and Shelter Island has many restaurants and is fantastic for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An early morning, afternoon or evening stroll. Or a family picnic.

Thank dianne w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the fireworks from the marina - great location!!! There were two barges with simultaneous fireworks going off so it was quite a show! We spent quite a bit of time walking around and enjoyed the area.

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love boats and San Diego, you must visit! It's quintessential San Diego and absolutely fabulous. Watch the boats leave and enter the harbor. If you're lucky, you will see a Coast Guard or military ship pass by. It's just a great place to...More

Thank jent123
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This seems like a really nice place, I just spent the night in a hotel, walked a bit and ate breakfast here. Can't wait to go back and see more!

Thank Revkev93
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful setting. Several great hotels and lots of places to dine. Great place to run/walk. Stunning view of downtown.

Thank fritzkath
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon down at the Harbor and Marina area today and walked about as far as we could. Lovely views, things to watch and do and a couple of places to stop for drinks or eats. Gardens are nicely manicured as well so would...More

Thank peppermint
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Shelter island is a very nice place for a walk and a picnic. There wasn't much of a beach, it seemed like the area was more for boat launching, fishing, and walking with a nice park. It's not a true "island", it's actually attached to...More

Thank 2Luv2Trvl
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