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About Playa Pacifica Park on Mission Bay in San Diego, California

Playa Pacifica Park has a sandy beach on the east side of Mission Bay in San Diego. This is a large grass park with a sandy shore that wraps around a calm cove known as Leisure Lagoon. Families will love this park for the beach, the protected swimming area, and the lifeguards when they are on staff.

Near the center of the lagoon there’s a small sand island that is fun for kids to go out to. The Hilton San Diego Resort is adjacent to the park and separates it from another park, Tecolote Shores, just south of here. Paths make it easy to walk from park to park on Mission Bay. The Mission Bay Bike Path runs through these parks and makes a 12 mile loop around the entire bay.

Fiesta Island is across the water from Playa Pacifica and is popular with boaters and PWC riders. Swimming outside of Leisure Lagoon is not advised. Lifeguards are typically on staff on the lagoon during the summer months. After heavy rains, avoid swimming as bacteria-laden water can flow into the bay and needs time to wash out into the ocean with the tides.

Playa Pacifica is located south of the Mission Bay Visitor Information Center where Clairemont Drive ends at Mission Bay Drive. The best way to find Playa Pacifica Park is to enter the address 2000 East Mission Bay Drive into your phone. Park hours are 4am to 2am daily.

2000 E Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Park Name
Playa Pacifica Park, Mission Bay Park
Other Names
Leisure Lagoon, Leisure Island, Playa 2 Park, Information Cove South
City Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed in park between 9am and 6pm. Leashed dogs allowed before 9am and after 6pm April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).
Free parking
Swimming, Picnicking, Running, Biking, Walking, Bonfires
Grass Park, Lifeguard, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Fire Pits, Playground, Basketball Courts, Paved Bike Path
Map of Playa Pacifica Park on Mission Bay
Serra Mesa, US
10:09 pm, May 21, 2024
temperature icon 59°F
L: 58° H: 63°
Feels like 58.19 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 7:45 pm
Humidity 82 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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1 review(s)
Very good0%
March 31, 2023

One of the best parks on Mission Bay for families. Good beach and swimming, but don’t count on the lifeguards being there every day.