Mission Beach

Mission Beach, San Diego: Address, Mission Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Mission Beach
4.5
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Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
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Our6kids
New Jersey
Fun atmospere!
Jul 2021
Great place to people watch, enjoy all the beach has to offer or just sit back and relax! Guarded beaches, plenty of food options, and great souvenir shops to pick up anything you forgot to bring.
Written 21 July 2021
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Disappointed
Jun 2021 • Couples
Disappointed. As a 40 year local resident who bikes the beach area I am disgusted how dirty & trashy Mission Bay beach parking lots, restrooms, & boardwalk have become. What the heck do the city employees do? First, as I stepped out of vehicle just missed stepping on a used condom, yuck. Men's restrooms were a bacterial breeding ground as was several areas of boardwalk. I understand much of this results from local resident who care less and just trash things, but again, what are our city parks staff doing to resolve.
Written 16 June 2021
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MDS
Las Vegas, NV
Covid Crazy Crowded
Jun 2021 • Family
Big mistake going on a Sunny Saturday as SD county is opening up. Parking and traffic was really bad, but found a spot after 30 mins near Belmont park. Super crowded, can't imagine staying at a resort or b&b here and getting in and out using the bridges. My son still has a good time but was hard on everyone else. If staying here, best not to try and get out to anywhere else in SD.
Written 14 June 2021
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Cory
Dublin, OH
Great beach
Jun 2021 • Friends
Was great to sit on the beach. It was busy and took a while to find parking but it was worth it. There are lots of restaurants around and a roller coaster.
Written 12 June 2021
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Robert T
Wichita, KS
Fun in the sun!
May 2021
We traveled to the west coast for the first time and took advantage of the beaches, twice! Mission Beach has great sand and surf, and a Belmont shopping/amusement park. Loved it!
Written 9 June 2021
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ald3114
Philly, PA
Kinda of busy
Apr 2021
We went during spring break. It was crowded both on the beach and the water. parking was difficult. Otherwise, the views were breathtaking.
Written 8 April 2021
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Nice beach
Mar 2021 • Family
Nice CA beach. Not as good as Caribbean or FL. Ocean is cold so keep that in mind. Typical beach town good shops and some food. Spot to pick up some sun. You may see some homeless people around. Nothing considering that happened. Can get crowded.
Written 1 April 2021
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If you want to go to Mission Beach.
Feb 2020 • Solo
My favorite part of Mission Beach is the nostalgia of it. I grew up there in the sixties. I remember going to Belmont Park when mom and I had the time. Get some sort of a floating device. It really doesn't matter if it is a surf board, a boogie board or a raft. The idea is to experience the ocean. If you are not much of a swimmer, go over to Mission Bay. You can still go bottoms up. But you are more likely to be seen by someone and saved if you do. I didn't grow up with a taco shop on every corner. But they are there now. Be sure you have a burrito or some street tacos. Another thing I grew up with was a skateboard. I used to skate in a pack up and down the boardwalk. Even doing your laundry in this neighborhood seems special. If you are traveling with an older person, I suggest taking the Old Town Trolley. It goes to Mission Beach, Old Town and La Jolla as well as a veteran's memorial. You can hop off at any locale or just ride around. Local buses go down Mission Blvd. But the parking is the worst.
Written 18 January 2021
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO
60th bday celebration
Sep 2020 • Family
We ended up renting places here since our Alaskan Cruise fell through. We’re San Diego natives so it’s always great to be back! Gotta love the beach and the Mexican food here.
Written 9 October 2020
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Ron2469
Dallas, TX
Very nice and very relaxing
Jul 2020
We spent several hours hanging on Mission Beach. The sand was very soft, the ocean water was too cold for us but still nice and refreshing, and there was plenty of space to relax among numerous friendly people on the beach. There are lots of stores, restaurants, and other attractions there as well. Parking is hit or miss, but we found something pretty quickly. The lifeguards were very friendly and always on watch. This will probably be our go to spot every time we're in San Diego.
Written 9 August 2020
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