Fiesta Island Park

Location: Mission Bay
San Diego, California (map)
Phone: (619) 235-1169
More info: Website

Park Highlights

Fiesta Island Park is a spacious, undeveloped, man made island near East Mission Bay. This is a unique place in San Diego. Much of the island’s miles of sandy beaches are open to day camping, small boat launches, picnicking and so forth. People can park their cars or RVs on a hard, flat dirt surface just before the sand.

One thing to keep in mind is that there are no restrooms on the island. If you’re planning a large gathering and want to bring portapoties, you’ll need to contact the Permit Center for approval. (619) 235-1169

The only development on the island is The Fiesta Island Youth Camp and Aquatic Center, centrally located on the eastern shore.

At the southwest side of Fiesta Island is a spacious dog run area, where dogs can run freely.

A one-way paved road goes around the perimeter of the island, with a short cut near the aquatic center going through the narrow mid-section of the island to the road on the west side. If you want to go to dog run, you might want to take this short cut.

The interior of the island is off limits and rather desolate and uninviting anyways.

Recreational watersports are popular on the island’s east side. Permits are required for such events as walk/runs, bike races & trials, and Over the Line tournaments.

You’ll need a permit to waterski at HIdden Cove on the southeast section of the Fiesta Island.

Other Details


6am to 10pm


No alcohol allowed. No glass containers.


There are no restrooms available on Fiesta Island; permittee must provide appropriate number of portable toilets for venue.


For permits on water sports activiites and events, contact the San Diego Lifeguard headquarters:
(619) 221-8899.

Online: Contact the Permit Center at (619) 235-1169 for fee information.

Directions & Parking to Fiesta Island

From I-5, take the Sea World Drive exit and head southwest, then make a right onto East Mission Bay Drive, then left to Fiesta Island. There is parking throughout the island.