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NAS North Island: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
NAS North Island: In-Depth Welcome CenterNAS North Island: In-Depth Welcome Center

NAS North Island: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction 

Welcome to NAS North Island! Located at the north end of Coronado Peninsula on the San Diego Bay, NAS North Island is the home port of several of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, including the USS Carl Vinson, USS Abraham Lincoln, and USS Miguel Keith (ESB-5). Naval Station North Island is part of Naval Base Coronado – the largest aerospace-industrial complex in the U.S. Navy. 

NAS North Island is home to several tenant commands and squadrons. There are around 35,000 active-duty military, selected reserve military, and civilian personnel on base. For more information about the base, including a full list of units at NAS North Island, visit the base’s website.

NAS North Island Address

Main Gate Visitor Center
3rd St.
San Diego, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 545-1011

NAS North Island Map

NAS North Island Directions

San Diego International Airport

The closest airport to base is San Diego International Airport, located just three miles from NAS North Island.

Driving Directions

  1. All highways leading to the base are well-marked.
  2. Take Interstate 5 through Imperial Beach.
  3. Keep right onto State Highway 75.
  4. Follow State Highway 75 to NAS North Island.

NAS North Island Transportation Office

If you’re getting ready for a PCS move and need some help, contact the NAS North Island Household Goods/Transportation Office to get started.

NAS North Island Household Goods & Inbound Transportation Office
3376 LeHardy St.
Bldg. 3376
San Diego, CA 92136
Phone: 1 (619) 556-6683

NAS North Island: Entering & Amenities

NAS North Island: Entering & Amenities

Personnel entering the base for the first time, as well as guests, will have to check in with the Administration Department. Click here for more information on the Administration Department at NAS North Island.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Sailors reporting for in-processing at NAS North Island should check in with the command they were assigned. Personnel stationed at NAS North Island will report to the Main Gate, also known as Gate 1, which is located at the intersection of Third and Alameda Blvd.

Those who need to reach the Administration Department office may call 1 (619) 545-8164 / 8175, or call the Duty Office at (619) 545-8123 to reach the Duty Yeoman after hours.

NAS North Island Visitor Center

The Visitor Control Center issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base. For more information on base access and the Visitor Control Center, call 1 (619) 545-6071 or DNS at 1 (312) 735-6071.

NAS North Island Visitor Center
4th Ave.
Bldg. 680
San Diego, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 545-6071

NAS North Island Visitor Center Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0630 to 1600
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

DEERS NAS North Island

For information on making an appointment, call the NAS North Island DEERS and ID Card Office at 1 (619) 545-4738.

NAS North Island DEERS and ID Card Office
104 Murray St.
Bldg. 251, Rm. 109
NAS North Island, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 545-4738

NAS North Island DEERS and ID Card Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0730-1600
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

NAS North Island Gate Hours

  • Stockdale Gate (3rd St)/Main Gate: Monday – Friday, 0500-1700
  • Ocean Blvd. Gate: Monday – Friday, 0500-070, inbound traffic only; 0700-1700, all traffic
  • Carrier Gate (1st St.): Monday – Friday, 0500-1700

NAS North Island Commissary

NAS North Island Commissary

Bldg. 2017
Colorado St.
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 545-6560

NAS North Island Commissary Hours

  • Sunday – Friday: 1000 – 1800
  • Saturday: 0830 – 1800

NEX North Island NAS

NEX North Island NAS
Bldg. 2017
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 522-7222

NEX North Island NAS Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 9000 – 2000

NAS North Island Barber Shops

Main Exchange Barber Shop
Bldg. 2017
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 522-7229

Main Exchange Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 0800 – 2000
  • Sunday: 0900 – 1900

NAS North Island Post Office

124 Murray Ave.
Bldg. 124
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 435-1142

NAS North Island Post Office Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 800 – 1200, 1300 – 1530

NAS North Island Finance

NAS North Island Finance

Quentin Roosevelt Blvd.
Bldg. 515
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 545-7916

Saufley Road
Bldg. 318
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 545-6437

Hotels Near NAS North Island

Hotels Near NAS North Island

There are several hotels near NAS North Island, so you should be able to find something that fits your budget. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website.

1. NAS North Island Coronado

NAS North Island Coronado
1300 Rogers Road
Bldg.1521
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone: 1 (619) 545-9551

Where Should I Live Near NAS North Island

Where Should I Live Near NAS North Island

If you’re considering living on-base, check out the available on-base housing options at NAS North Island. If you’re living off-base, however, you’ll have plenty of options.

Cities Near NAS North Island

While there’s plenty of housing available on-base, some service members choose to live in several of the cities near NAS North Island. Nearby cities include San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, and Bonita. Be warned, however, that the cost of living in San Diego is much higher than the national average.

Best Places To Live Near NAS North Island

San Diego, CA

The second-largest city in California behind Los Angeles, San Diego is a city with a population of around 1,359,000 people. Located 8 miles from NAS North Island, San Diego offers the fastest commute to the base. Homes in the area are expensive, starting at $398,000 for a two-bedroom, one-bath residence. Apartments start at $965/month for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Attractions in the area include the San Diego Zoo and harbor excursions that will allow guests to see the city from a water view.

Chula Vista, CA

The second-largest city in the San Diego area, Chula Vista is home to about 227,000 people and is popular with tourists. Its location – 11 miles from NAS North Island – makes for a fast commute. Homes in the area are expensive, starting at $210,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bath house. Apartments start at $825/month for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Attractions in the area include the Chula Vista Nature Center, where you can feed sea turtles, sharks, and manta rays, as well as Knott’s Soak City U.S.A., which is a water park.

National City, CA

Another city in the San Diego area, National City is home to about 54,000 people. It is located just 8 miles from NAS North Island. Homes in this area are less expensive, starting at $174,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bath residence. Apartments start at $985/month for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. National City shares many attractions with San Diego itself.

La Mesa, CA

Also in the San Diego area, La Mesa is home to about 54,000 people. It is located 15 miles from NAS North Island. Homes in the area are expensive, starting at $309,000 for a two-bedroom, one-bath residence. Apartments start at $825/month for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Local attractions include the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, which features over 80 pieces of antique railway equipment.

Imperial Beach, CA

Located in San Diego County, Imperial Beach is home to about 29,000 people. It is located just 11 miles from NAS North Island, so the commute is short. Homes in the area start at $225,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bath layout, while apartments start at $825/month for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Local attractions include the Saltwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to over 215 species of birds.

Bonita, CA

Bonita is situated between Chula Vista and San Diego. It’s a small city of only about 12,400 people. It is located just 16 miles from NAS North Island, so the commute is short while providing a small-town atmosphere. Homes in the area start at $325,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bath residence, while apartments start at $875/month for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Local attractions include the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, which chronicles the heritage of the area, and Sweetwater National Park.

NAS North Island Schools

While there are no DoD schools in the San Diego area, there are 42 independent school districts nearby. Almost all elementary schools in the area are K-5th grade, while almost all middle schools are 6th-8th grade. Many students will attend schools in either the San Diego Unified School District or the Coronado School District.

For more information, call the School Liaison Officer for Coronado at 1 (619) 767-1789. Those in the San Diego area should call 1 (858) 349-7678.

Check out our full guide to NAS North Island schools for a more detailed rundown.

NAS North Island Weather

NAS North Island Weather

NAS North Island enjoys San Diego Bay weather, which means it sees some of the warmest temperatures on the west coast. Like most of California, it is considered a semi-arid climate. On average, NAS North Island sees highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s. The average daily temperature is about 65 degrees. The area sees about 9 inches of rain annually.

Things To Do Near NAS North Island

NAS North Island is located in San Diego, which means easy access to several historical sites, museums, theaters, great restaurants, and shopping districts, as well as just about anything else you can think of. Whether you’re looking to take in the local cuisine, experience San Diego’s vibrant culture, or get some outdoor recreation in, there’s a ton to do both on and off-station, so go out and explore your options.

Be sure to check out our full things to do and restaurant guides for a more detailed breakdown.

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Conclusion

Moving to a new base is always challenging, but California has some of the best weather in the country, and NAS North Island’s location means you’ll always have things to do when you get there. There’s always plenty to do in San Diego and the surrounding area, so make sure to try new things and explore your options while you’re here.

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