Spanish Landing


Facing Harbor Island from the shore just in front of San Diego International Airport, Spanish Landing is a local park that commemorates the 1769 meeting of the Gaspar DePortola and Father Junípero Serra expeditions. Spanish Landing Park West features a beach, while Spanish Landing Park East is where the Cancer Survivor's Area is located.

Among notable features of Spanish Landing are its Callaway Carillon bell tower and a commemorative marker indicating the landing's status as a historic landmark. The park has grassy areas, a pedestrian path, and a bike route running along its length. There are picnic tables and benches, too. Other facilities include a children's playground, telephones, and restrooms. Several modern art sculptures can be found here as well.

Portions of the park may be reserved for special events, from political rallies to reunions, corporate outings, festivals, weddings and receptions. Among the many annual events held here is the San Diego International Triathlon, which conducts its swim just offshore. The park's maximum occupancy is 1,000 persons.

Spanish Landing is located on Harbor Island West Basin at North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101. The hours of operation are from 6am to 10:30 pm daily. Free public parking is available for both bicycles and motorized vehicles.

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Dec 28, 2016 @ 6:18 pm
My wife and I live in Liberty Station and frequently walk through Spanish Landing. We have particularly enjoyed listening to the Callaway Carillon bell tower, but over the past year have not heard either the chimes or the music that used to play. Is the bell tower in need of repair? If so, when should we expect to once again enjoy its music and chimes.
Thank you. Frank.

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