Location: Vacation Isle is located in the center of Mission Bay, and reachable by Ingraham Street from South and North Mission Bay. (map)
Vacation Isle has large parks along its south and east sides, and a resort on the northwest side. Model Yacht Basin is located south of the resort. The island also has a boat launch ramp. There are no stores on the island. The only dining would be at the resort itself. The north side of the island has a small public beach at North Cove.
A long, narrow sandy beach on the east side of Vacation Isle.
South Cove Beach
A sandy beach with fire rings.
Vacation Isle Park
South end of Vacation Isle. Grassy park areas with sandy beaches, picnic tables, fire rings and restrooms. Picnic gazebo. Small amphitheatre type seating with fire ring at South Cove.
Ski Beach Park
East side of Vacation Isle. Large grassy area, a picnic shelter with picnic tables, fire rings and a path for jogging or bike riding. Boat launch and ski area on the south side, but no swimming is allowed. Childrens playground next to picnic shelter.
Model Yacht Basin
South of Paradise Point Resort. Used for both sail and power model boats in races and regattas.
San Diego BayFair - The World Series of Powerboat Racing
Best viewing: Fiesta Island (west side), Crown Point, and Ski Beach.
The premier San Diego boat racing and family beach festival celebrating the end of summer.
Race course: In the waters between Vacation Isle, Fiesta Isle and Crown Point.
Mission Bay Triathlon
Over 1,600 competitors from around the country will compete in the Mission Bay Triathlon. Join us at the birthplace of the sport!
Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
The best viewing is from Riviera Shores, Crown Point, Santa Clara Point, the east side of Vacation Island and west side of Fiesta Island.