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Mission Beach Park, San Diego
(4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Settle into a fun, carnival-like atmosphere at Mission Beach Park, where you can swim, lounge on the sand all day, or wander the area. You'll find plenty of food stands, bars, and street performers, and some fine-dining restaurants as well. You can surf, play sports, join beach boot camps, and even ride a rollercoaster or artificial waves. The mood is calmer at the opposite end of the beach, which features fishing spots and underwater shipwrecks you can explore. Parking spots are hard to find; buses and bikes are better options. Plan to visit Mission Beach Park during your San Diego vacation using our convenient San Diego trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Mission Beach is an interesting place, being located adjacent of Pacific Beach a 'uppy' mecca for years. Well worth the trip, especially if you are in you 20's. 
  • You've seen the scene in the movies where the family goes to the ocean beach a hundred times. Mission Beach is that beach. There is a huge long sandy shoreline and a boardwalk as well. We stopped in a...  more »
  • Loved walking on beach with hubby and the sunset was amazing into the endless sand road, but had return to our car, so had to turn around, a one way, no loop. You can make this walk anything you want,...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite beach. It has plenty of bars and a hot nightlife scene for young adults and the young at heart. i love to do biking, beach volleyball, boogie boarding, surfing, whale watching, sport fishing and scuba diving. Also i love to ride the roller coaster and other amusement rides. There is enough parking space available here... so no worry about parking.
  • Beautiful, clean beach. Great idea with the fire pits. The parking was a hassle but I can understand why. One of my favorite beaches to visit
  • Beautiful ocean views. Very pretty and relaxing.
  • Great area for barbecues, parties with friends and for the kids to run around. If you like long walks, the boardwalk is the perfect place for it and there's plenty of parking space.
  • Mission Beach was great. I will go back. The Weather was Great. I wish i coukd have brought it bk with me to Arizona. Oh well I can't have everything. It was great. The water the people the atmosphere. Just if you want to get a parking space get there Early. Did i say mention EARLY cuz the parking is challenging to say the least but overall great time. The 4 * is for the parking. San Diego. Mission Beach. Mission beach park. Oh has roller coaster rides and alot of food and other shops up the block.