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General Press Releases

Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Swimming Allowed on San Diego Bay Beginning Monday

In coordination with regional partner agencies, and with public health measures remaining in place to continue to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming will be allowed on San Diego Bay beginning at sunrise on Monday, April 27, 2020. This follows and complies with the County of San Diego’s modified public health order. Gatherings of any size are still not allowed, which means these activities may only be done solo or with members of your own household, and social/physical distancing from those outside of your household must continue to be followed.

The Port is taking a phased approach to reopening public spaces in compliance with County Health guidance and in coordination with other coastal jurisdictions. San Diego Bay remains closed to recreational boating, and Port parks, parking lots, piers, and launch ramps remain closed at this time. Click here for the latest list of public parks and facilities closures. Public access walkways, sidewalks, and promenades along the bayfront continue to be open to allow exercise – walking, running, and cycling.

The Port encourages the public to continue to follow State of California and County of San Diego public health guidance – wash your hands often and for 20 seconds each time, avoid touching your face, and regularly clean frequently touched surfaces. Beginning May 1, wearing face coverings while out in public and within six feet of others will be required throughout San Diego County.

For additional information about what activities are allowed on and around San Diego Bay, public parks and facilities closures, and more, go to portofsandiego.org/covid19.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.