– After biking on the ocean side of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, my husband and I went over the the bay side. Mission Bay used to be a saltwater marsh, the city started dredging it in the 1940’s to make a huge, beautiful water park with peninsulas and islands.
It would take an entire day or two to bike around the entire Mission Bay. We only biked about half of the bay. We started out on the southern most point. There is a path to ride, bike, skate, walk, etc…, as far as the eye can see. Further on, the path parallels the San Diego River jetty which is a wonderful place for bird watching. In the lower, right corner is a picture of me holding up the city of San Diego in the background.
There are so many beautiful flower to see in the gardens of the the homes and hotels you pass.
Our lunch was spent watching the fishing boats and the sail boats coming in from the ocean. When we first sat down on the bench, the water was thick with birds. It wasn’t until a fishing boat came in that we figured out why. Off flew the raucously loud birds. It was crazy seeing how many birds were following the returning fishing boats. The area abounds in Brown Pelicans which were once on the endangered species list.
If you ever visit our beautiful city, you need to do a bike ride around the bay. From Mission Beach you can ride to Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Old Town, etc… 🙂