Skip to content

About Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center in Imperial Beach, California

Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center is the place to start for a visit to this vast natural setting. The Tijuana Estuary is a wetlands habitat at the mouth of Tijuana River between the city of Imperial Beach and the US border with Mexico. It is a birding mecca with many different vantage points for watching birds.

The visitor center has educational exhibits inside the building and natural flora with interpretive signs outside. Trails that venture into the park for better views of the scene start right from the visitor center (trails are open dawn til dusk). The helpful staff members have maps and can give advice on where to explore. Parking at the visitor center is free, but the building is only open Wednesday through Sunday.

Adjacent to the estuary are two beaches on opposite sides of the river mouth. Border Field State Beach is to the south (the park is frequently closed and you must drive around the estuary) and the beach at Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge which is accessed from Imperial Beach not far from the visitor center.

301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 575-3613
Visit website
Imperial Beach, US
3:40 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 73°F
L: 63° H: 73°
Feels like 73.36 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 7 m/s
UV Index: 5.31
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:40 am
Sunset: 7:57 pm
Humidity 68 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 7 m/s

Nearby Beaches

South Imperial Beach

0.4 miles away

Imperial Beach continues south of Imperial Beach Boulevard all the way to the southern end of Seacoast Drive. South...

View beach

Imperial Beach City Beach

0.4 miles away

Imperial Beach, California has an impressive beach running the length of its waterfront. Imperial Beach City Beach is generally...

View beach

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Lodging


There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one.