Shelter Island Professional Review and Guide
"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."