Stand Up Paddle (SUP) in Mission Bay

Added by Tom Stout

Flat, calm water to learn or brush up on skills. Easy access to get in and out. Spot dolphins, whales, seals. Great views on the water of Sea World, Fiesta Island, Mission Bay. One of the best workouts.

They call it one of the world’s largest man made water parks. Mission bay is an amazing SUP location of man made bays and parks located just minutes from the San Diego Airport.

One of the favorite coves is the Santa Barbara cove not just because it’s easy to access with parking right across the road. The Cove is protected on 3 sides so it’s usually very calm even on windy days especially near the shoreline. And it’s just across from the famous Wavehouse (artificial standing wave), Sea World and Fiesta Island along with its amusement parks and roller coaster. You can check out all the action on the boardwalk as well and the million dollar houses along the shoreline. This spot can’t be missed.

If you need/ want to rent, check out Mission Bay Sports Center

Photos: Yu-Chan Chen, St. Pete/Clearwater, Chris Goldberg

Read More

Tags

Stand Up Paddle
Fitness
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

🥇Top Contributor

3 months ago

Great paddle

Great place to paddle in San Diego, and beautiful sunset if you have time to catch it!

Awesome

I love it

Stay Nearby

Chula Vista, California

San Diego Metro KOA

San Diego, California

Straw Bale Farmhouse

This unique ecological cottage has a kitchen, fireplace, private bath area, private south facing patio and access to fresh garden food. Bring a moderate sense of adventure, a taste for Glamcampin...

From $135/night

Encinitas, California

Outsite // San Diego

Outsite Grandview is located on Lorraine Drive, with a coworking space offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. There are 3 private rooms, 3 shared rooms and 2 bathrooms in this house. There’...

From $60/night

Valley Center, California

Chandelier Springs Stream

Perfect summer backcountry campsite. Long, difficult hike, very private.

From $75/night

Nearby Adventures

  • Bonfire at Fiesta Island

    This island offers scenic views of of mission bay and if you're lucky, you can catch fireworks from Sea World. The bonfire rings are stationed around the island, so make sure you get there early to stake yours out, especially if you're headed ther...

  • Hike to the Rope Swing in Tecolote Canyon

    Tecolote Canyon offers a great opportunity to explore nature right in the heart of San Diego, whether it is a hike, run, or bike ride on the trails.  But the best kept secret is perhaps a rope swing over the creek! The main trail starts off at Te...

    4.4 miles

  • Explore Old Town San Diego State Historical Park

    From where Father Junipero Serra established the first of 21 California Missions in 1769, this area was the first permanent European settlement in the San Diego region. Today, past and present meet in a preserved historical park located near Downt...

    1 miles

  • Watch the Sunset with Your Dog at Ocean Beach Dog Beach

    Ocean Beach Dog Beach is considered "The Original Dog Beach" and one of the first leash-free dog beaches in the U.S., according to city's website.  There's something really magical about being at a beach during sunset, and even up to an hour after...