Corner of Bay Blvd. and E St.
1000 Gunpowder Point Dr.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Free guest parking. After parking, please wait for our complimentary shuttle.


The Living Coast Discovery Center location and map


Where are you located?

We are uniquely situated on San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in Chula Vista. You won’t be able to see our building from the parking lot because we are located on San Diego Bay. After you park in the lot, our shuttle (which runs on a loop) will come pick you up. The shuttle runs from 10AM-5PM.

Why is there a shuttle?

Because we’re on a National Wildlife Refuge, traffic is limited onto the site. You’ll notice lots of squirrels, birds, rabbits, and even endangered species who would be threatened by an increase in vehicular traffic. The shuttle is free, accessible, and can even hold your stroller.

Can I walk/bike in?

Nope. There is no dedicated trail to walk or bike into the Refuge and walking on the road poses a major hazard to everyone involved. The only way to obtain access to the Living Coast or Refuge trails is via the Living Coast shuttle.