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Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
San Diego, CA 92109
Mission Beach
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 January 2011

We've been vacationing at Mission Beach for over 25 summers and love it. Years ago we decided to try the summer rentals south of the roller coaster and found this section of the community and beach less crowded and more family oriented. The beach is...More

9  Thank MarilynnC
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I have been here numerous times because my kids love going on the rides and every time I am there I feel a level of uneasiness because of the types of people who seem to congregate there in the evenings. Yesterday we arrived at 5pm...More

11  Thank David D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a nice boardwalk along Mission Beach. There's also a kewl very old rollercoaster in the themed part area of the beach area. You have to take the plunge on this unseemly old coaster!!

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome place . great beach,nice blueish green water and big waves . the beach is huge and theres always a ton of attractive people on the beach . it also has the boardwalk behind it with shops, restaurants,bars and other attractions. there is always something...More

Thank Mikey201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and clean beach. Has restrooms and showers. Has areas for pit fires and lifeguards. We had a nice and relaxing day. After a day at the beach, head on over to the shops and Belmont park.

Thank 951ricardod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The California vibe is very much present on this busy boardwalk . It will being you back in time.. but beware there are bikes, scooters, skateboarders everywhere so it can get a little tricky enjoying a peaceful walk with so much activity going on ....More

Thank Hbsw19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A super clean beach that is perfect to sunbath or HANG 10 in the surf. Plenty of shops and places to eat so pack a light beach cooler and simply enjoy!

Thank mattfasang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large beach area that is kept super clean and is well patrolled during the day by lifeguards. Very enjoyable to walk it, build sand castles, surf, fly kites, run on etc. Perfect view of sunsets. Spent a month living across ocean front walk from Mission...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to do here. I recommend walking up to Pacific Beach and stop in all the shops along the way. Lots of stuff for all ages.

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love PB - but Mission Beach takes the cake for me. It's clean, quite and great waves. Parking is not so great - as in most places - but if you come down enough you know the times that are best to park -...More

Thank tlyntp
Reviewed 3 October 2018

People say crowded here , maybe on holiday weekends. but most weekends you can get a parking space and enjoy the beach, food , bike riding etc.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This beach is fun. There are several alcove areas where you can be alone and enjoy the sunsets.Mission beach/bay has many smaller beach/sand areas for everyone. Very big beach

Thank Linda M
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26 September 2018|
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Response from troyf925 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of free parking, you should have no problem finding a spot. Inside the inlet near the activities is s good spot
Jose N
15 August 2017|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Frowned upon. Try Ocean Beach or Del Mar. Both have great dog beaches
20 June 2017|
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Response from burbmama | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the Belmont Park bathroom area there were lockers