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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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  • If you go to San Diego don't do as I do, take some time to spend at the beach because ... they're just like those movies! Mission Beach is known for Belmont Park, but is connected by a pedestrian walkway in Pacific Beach. There are many cafes, a lot of people around and surfing. I really don't miss the beaches!
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  • Beautiful views and a semi boardwalk. There is an amusement t park and small restaurants . Reminded me a bit of Venice Beach just smaller and tamer 
  • This beach is very nice, clean and seemed to be a very safe area. It wasn't very crowded so it was nice to spread out on a blanket and enjoy. There's food options and amenities to enjoy. It was fun to...  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.