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Mission Beach San Diego, California
Mission Beach
Category: Attractions
Distance from hotel: 6.1 miles
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Sun and Fun at Mission Beach in San Diego

Enjoy fun in the sun at Mission Beach, a classic beach town in San Diego. A little over a mile long, Mission Beach is at the center of the Golden Strand, which is the area between Pacific Beach and South Mission Beach. Lounge on the sands, play some beach volleyball and enjoy swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, and fishing in the Pacific Ocean. Walk, jog or ride a  bike along the boardwalk, lined with shops, restaurants and attractions. Head to Belmont Park, a boardwalk amusement park - originally built in 1925 - with rides, arcade games, bumper cars, rock climbing and mini golf, as well as the iconic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and the Wave House. One of the most popular beach areas in the City of San Diego, Mission Beach offers a vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars and music venues. Just a half-mile off the coast are several shipwrecks that were placed here to create an artificial reef for scuba diving.


Prices -

Admission is free. Rides are $3 - $6. Unlimited rides are $20 - $54.

Hours -

Vary by season.


  • Movie Nights
  • Night Concerts


  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Shopping
  • Volleyball
  • Fishing
  • Dining
  • Boardwalk Biking
  • Amusement Rides
  • Entertainment


  • Can I park at Mission Beach?

    Unfortunately, it’s not easy to park right at Mission Beach. However, you’ll find several public parking lots at nearby Belmont Park, South Mission Beach Park, and Santa Clara Point. During the busy summer months, you may want to consider taking the bus or biking.
  • What are my food options?

    You’ll have a wide array of restaurants to choose from at Mission Beach. Savor a wide range of cuisines at such fine eateries as Olive Café, Sandbar Grill, Cannonball, Mizu, and Luigi’s at the Beach. For good food on the run, check out Belmonty’s Burgers.

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