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Harbor and Shelter Islands

Point Loma, SanDiego, San Diego, CA
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Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing excursions.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“bali hai” (7 reviews)
“bay club” (5 reviews)
Point Loma, SanDiego, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love both of these non islands.... by the bay and Marinas with a great view of north island air base... Mainly hotels with a few restaurants and a number of fishing piers... not far from point loma, the airport, and the embarcadero in San Diego...More

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you need to deal with the harbor, then sure, come to the island. Otherwise you will only find sad resorts with pathetic restaurants and a boring marina. If you are a runner, you might be tempted to head out. Except the island is tiny...More

Thank HelmutsCulinaryPorn
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Went sailing with a few friends out of Harbor Island and found the bay tour to be very good. Sailed about 3 hours and really enjoyed the views.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stayed on the island for the weekend. It was a nice little get away. Close enough to stuff if you want or just hang out on the “island”.

Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Both of these islands offer some great walking exercise as well as getting a great skyline view. There are some hotels and also some really wonderful restaurants to experience.

Thank Boystowtraveler
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Go there ready to eat! The service was excellent! Views were spectacular! and the food was delicious. Will definitely be going again!

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Shelter Island has 2 great retro stops. Bali Hai and Humphries which does summer concerts with great bands. Pre buy tickets

Thank Kilaueakyd
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

One of better places to take out of town guests. Definitely shows some of the best the city has to offer. Many upscale restaurants are out here.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Beautiful place. They have a marina and boat ramp with fishing pier. Also have several parks and hotels with restaurants on the island

Thank krrtlr1
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My family and I enjoyed walking on Shelter Island along the marina and driving on Harbor Island. It would be nice to take a picnic lunch to one of the park-like areas.

Thank Mary T
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