Shelter Island

San Diego, California 92133

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Professional Guide

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"If, as a San Diegan, Shelter Island seems overly familiar to you, then try visiting this artificial island (or shall we say peninsula, which is technically more correct) at either the opening or the closing of any clear day. That’s when magic occurs with the sun, and sometimes the moon.

First, let’s mention some of the island’s history and its features. From its origins as a muddy shoal, the island was built up as dry land through dredging operations in San Diego Bay in the 1930s and ’40s. By the 1950s, development was under way, and the island assumed its present persona as a shoreline resort destination, with hotels, restaurants, marinas, and a linear stretch of parkland about a mile long that features one of the finest walking paths in town."

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Best Hikes Near San Diego (Falcon Guides)
Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya
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"Shelter Island is known primarily for its yacht club, restaurants, and hotels. This linear park borders the bay side of the small island and looks across to North Island, with its impressive military ships. This is one of the best locations for watching San Diegos many sailing events, such as the annual Festival of Sail." Read more

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Trail Information

San Diego
Nearby City
Trail Type
Swimming, Fishing
Additional Use
Shoreline Park
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Dec 2018