- Posted February 13, 2013 by
San Diego, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel snapshots: The best beaches
ALONG SAN DIEGO BAY, Kellogg's Beach--A LOCAL FAVORITE
Along San Diego Bay, there is a beautiful stretch of sand and water known locally as "Mother's Beach" or "Kellogg's Beach. It is a place where locals congregate on sunny weekends and sun-bathers stretch out to enjoy the scenic views and passing ships headed out to the ocean. Mothers can safely let their young ones play amid the gentle waves, and the Harbor Police station is situated directly across the Bay at the end of Shelter Island.
In fact, Kellogg's Beach achieved some kind of notoriety last week, as Southwestern Yacht Club is where LAPD ex-cop on the lam, Christopher Dorner, attempted to steal a yacht and flee to Mexico. You can see the boats of the Southwestern Yacht Club at the top of this picture, as it is on the other side of the fence at the north end of the beach.At low tide, it is very easy to walk around that fence and access the private Yacht Club, which is perhaps what Dorner did.
Both of my kids grew up playing on the beach here. The sand is very clean, despite the entitled neighbors who insist on running their dogs loose along it. The water is nice and usually a few degrees warmer than the ocean. It is possible to get a good long distance swim in at this beach, which is what I usually do daily in the balmy summertime. Boats stay clear of those swimming or frollicking in the water by keeping to the other side of the bouys that divide the recreational area from the deeper bay where the boats are allowed.
Along the jetty, I recall my son as a youngster being transfixed by the catching of crabs that lived between the rocks. We spent many an afternoon dangling pieces of old bologna at the end of a fishing line, trying to lure the crafty crabs out of hiding.On hot days, you can take your boogey boards out to float in the water and stay cool.
The many million-dollar, luxurious homes that line the area are lucky to have such a front row view of marine loveliness here. You can find this beach at the end of Rosecrans Street in the Point Loma area of San Diego, Right before you hit the Navy Sub Base, turn left and go down Lawrence Street, which dead ends at the beach. There is public parking along the streets and absolutely no drinking of alcohol is permitted along any of San Diego's beaches. Neighbors and regulars look out for one another here and any mischief-makers are given stern looks to chase them off before trouble starts.