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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.
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Point Loma, SanDiego, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelter Island is a wonderful experience, exceedingly different from the main attractions offered in the City of San Diego. If you enjoy relaxed mornings, watching fishing from the piers, the dog walkers, beach fires with friends & family gathered, a community unto itself with everything...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank karenbL1498DD
Reviewed 1 August 2019

If you have a few hours before your flight or if you need to get out of the terminal, Harbor Island which is literally across the street is a great option. Unfortunately, all the restaurants now have valet parking if you want a bite to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 11 July 2019

I’ve used this launch ramp since we purchased our first Sea Ray in 1988. On weekends & holidays it’s very busy. (Pull up a chair, sit back & enjoy.) The recent improvements don’t look to have enlarged the actual launch area. It remains very well...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lesj835
Reviewed 11 June 2019

LOVE Harbor and Shelter Islands! Been there many times over the years *latest June 2019 and 5 generations of our family simply love these Islands *and the restaurants, especially the iconic "Bali Hai" *my son was even married and held his reception there! Don't miss...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Islands43
Reviewed 9 May 2019

Love Harbor Island. Quiet, amazing views with lots of things to watch, ships, helicopters, sailboats, etc.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 4 May 2019

Beautiful area! You can watch the boats and cruise-ships come and go. I enjoyed laying in the shade in the park.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kellywalker
Reviewed 3 May 2019

Our Hotel was close to Shelter Island so we walked there and around the Harbor walk. We found great restaurants and beautiful scenery. Every one was very pleasant and we have never seen so many well behaved and friendly dogs (and owners) Nice place to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lloyd F
Reviewed 16 April 2019

We stayed on Shelter Island and highly recommend it. It was VERY quiet in the evening and offered many places to walk and explore as well.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank theaddledcowgirl
Reviewed 15 April 2019

Shelter Island made from landfill is alive with a public pier for fishing, another one where you can launch boats, many hotels and restaurants, a playground as well as walking/biking on the sidewalk. You can find various memorials -- the Friendship Bell (with Japan), one...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 14 April 2019

Shelter Island and the Pier was a good place to view ships, watch others fish, and enjoy the sun. Fathom Grill on the pier has good food and not expensive, but not open for weekday lunch.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kathy M
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