Fiesta Island Dog Beach
- Peaceful & Secluded
- Tons of Room
- Road Wraps Around Island
- Dog Waste Clean-Up Amenities
- Friendly For Other Land & Water Activities
- Tons of Nearby Attractions in Mission Bay like Sea World San Diego
Fiesta Island Dog Beach is a large area of land located within Mission Bay. Most of this island is designated as leash free for dogs. At the entrance to Fiesta Island you will find dog bag stations, so pick up some if you need them before you enter in. There is one main road that goes around the island, and you are able to pull over and park most anywhere along side of the road and let your dog run and be free.
Fiesta Island has so much to offer for both people and dogs. Because it is so large, it is rarely crowded and you have views of Mission Bay, Downtown San Diego, and Sea World. Dogs can enjoy the beach side with lots of waves to play in, or the bay side with much calmer waters. There are also large fields to run around in. This is a great place to enjoy water sports, jogging, biking, having a bonfire and every year San Diego hosts it’s Over the Line Tournament on Fiesta Island. Dogs are not allowed to this event.There is no division of area for large and small dogs, but due to how large the island is, you can take your dog out for a stroll and not encounter any other dogs while you are out having fun. Make sure to bring plenty of water for your dog, as there are no water fountains located on the island. Fiesta Island Dog Beach is a 24hr off leash area but the island closes to vehicles from 10pm – 4am.
Large, Open Off-Leash Dog Beach
When you are close enough to San Diego to be able to see the Downtown skyline, it is really hard to find a large plot of undeveloped land that gives you a peaceful escape without having to drive very far, but Fiesta Island is one such place that you want to be sure to visit with your pooch if you live in the area. It is almost like escaping to a secluded beach thousands of miles away, but you can do it with your dog and without going far from home. Since this area is off-leash, be sure to use a dog GPS tracker to prevent your pet from getting lost.
Even though you may not encounter many other people here because it is such a large island, please be sure to follow the posted rules and laws to ensure that it is open in the future for usage by dogs. In particular, make sure you are cleaning up after your dog to keep this land beautiful and nice to walk around on for you and others. Also take note that Fiesta Island is not limited to use by just dogs – it is a multipurpose area that is even open to horses!
Fiesta Island Facilities
To get here, turn onto Fiesta Island Road off East Mission Bay Drive. This is just a short distance away from the intersections of Sea World Drive and I-5 (follow Sea World Drive to get to E. Mission Bay Dr.). The facilities on the island are extremely limited to maintain the natural landscape of the area. However, you will find that there are bonfire rings on the shore, porta-potties, waste clean-up stations, and the Youth Aquatic Center here.
Beautiful Scenery & Nearby Mission Bay Attractions
There are honestly too many different parks and attractions in the Mission Bay area to list, as it is a pretty large area, but there are numerous attractions just within visual distance of the island. Mission Bay Park, Playa Pacifica Park and Tecolote Shores North Park can all be seen across the bay back towards I-5. These are pristine-looking parks filled with palm trees, lush, green grass, and many other facilities.
Directly across the bay back towards I-5, you’ll see the large and luxurious Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Off to the South of the island is Sea World San Diego. You can see the amphitheaters and roller coasters towering over the trees. Water skiing, boating and other water activities are popular in this area as well. If you plan to do any water sports, like skiing, be sure to check with the Lifeguard Headquarters on Quivera Court for licenses.