shelter island




Experience a Hawaiian Isle without ever leaving San Diego.  Shelter Island is one of the most beautiful destination spots in America’s Finest City.   It’s a neighborhood of Point Loma and is actually not really a true island, but is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land.
Making up the Shelter Island “Village” are a host of fine restaurants, four unique hotels and hundreds of beautiful yachts and marinas running as far as your eye can see.  Whether you are a resident of San Diego, or a visitor to our fine city, you’ll find something to do in the “Village”.

The four member hotels of the “Village” include the following:  Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, which is famous for it’s outdoor “Concerts by the Bay”, the well-appointed Kona Kai Resort Spa and Marina, the very beautiful Island Palms Hotel & Marina and the quaint Bay Club Hotel & Marina.  

If you’re planning a corporate event, these properties are unique and very flexible and can accommodate groups up to 600.  If a weekend getaway is your style, you’ll find many amenities and guest services to spark your interest.  There are beautiful swimming pools, restaurants, gift shops, fitness centers and a plethora of enchanting little shops.

When you’re ready to dine, you’ll be able to choose from these six Shelter Island Restaurants:  Humphrey’s Restaurant, La Playa Bistro, Blue Wave Bar and Grill, Kona Kai Dining Room, Fiddler’s Green and the Fish Market.  There’s a taste for all appetites!

The Silver Gate Yacht Club is the main yacht club on Shelter Island while creating a sheltered harbor for two others, the Southwestern Yacht Club and the San Diego Yacht Club.  Shelter Island is also known as a destination for “super yachts” because its one of the few marinas in San Diego Bay with a deep enough harbor for these oversized vessels.  The Annual Yacht Fest is held every September at the Shelter Island Marina and highlights these “super yachts.”

Shelter Island Drive is a single street that runs the length of Shelter Island and connects it to the mainland via a causeway lined with marine-related businesses.  The “island” is 1.2 miles long and only a few hundred yards wide.

So next time you’re thinking of a Hawaiian Isle vacation, whether it’s just for a day or a weekend……drive, don’t fly, to nearby Shelter Island.