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Mission Beach

Mission Blvd and Portsmouth Ct, San Diego, CA 92109

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4.5 out of 5
93 member's reviews
2,669 people visited Mission Beach
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  • 98%
    Family Travelers
  • 83%
    Budget Travelers
  • 73%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 68%
    Backpackers
  • 65%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 65%
    Local Culture
  • 58%
    Green Travelers
  • 58%
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  • Mission BeachAmbassadorPro 2014
    Veronica Raye
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    5 Nov 11, 2013

    Gorgeous sunsets and lovely for walks along the boardwalk! Tons of bars & restaurants nearby, try Sandbar for taco Tuesday or wave house in the summer!

    Recommended for:Family TravelersBudget TravelersLocal CultureNightlife Lovers
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  • Mission BeachPro 2014
    Schel
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    4 Nov 11, 2013

    So what do you like to do for fun when you are in sunny Southern California? I always associate the beach with So Cal. However when in SD, I always think of Mission Beach when I am thinking of the beach.

    This is one of those super long beaches with a wide sand strip between the boardwalk, houses, roads, etc. They have reasonable surf for boogie boarders, body surfers, paddle boarders, and the Big Kahuna's. It is fairly clean with lots of regular life guard towers and plenty of open space to set up your spread and play with the kids.

    There are a lot of activities at this beach; basketball courts, volleyball courts, a fun zone with a wooden rollercoaster, a pier, a rock jetty, a grass promontory and an awesome boardwalk extending the full length of the beach.

    I have spent a number of days and nights down here enjoying the day and night life. There is always something fun happening. This place is kid and adult friendly depending on the people that you are with. Anticipate being able to have a fun filled time wherever at this beach you decide to go. Parking is often at a premium and may cost you an arm but not a leg to get a spot without fear of a ticket.

    There are a number of restaurants and concessionaires near the boardwalk/beach as well. Consequently, you don't even have to bring grub with you to have a most excellent day at the beach.

    Catch a wave Kahuna... Im gonna go find me a Wahine instead...

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  • Mission BeachPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    4 Nov 07, 2013

    Crowded but still enjoyable, with so much to see and do. It definitely felt like you couldn't miss it when visiting San Diego.

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Mission Beach
    April S
    5 Feb 02, 2014
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  • Mission Beach
    Sharon Nash
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    4 Jun 25, 2013

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the boardwalk while taking in the view of the ocean makes for a wonderful day or evening. Walking, skating, or biking on the boardwalk all offer a different perspective.

    In life it is not about spending money, but rather being together.

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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Nothing beats a day at the Beach

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    5 May 31, 2013
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  • Mission Beach
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    5 Mar 09, 2014

    99 Steps to the Ocean or the Bay, either upstairs or downstairs - two of the best vacation rental experiences we've ever had. Family owned and oriented, very personal and comfortable - just like having a close friend or relative in Mission Beach!
    99 Steps 2 - Everyone's Favorite: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/992009
    99 Steps to the Ocean or the Bay - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/992004

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    5 Feb 26, 2013
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  • Mission BeachPro 2014
    Nanda Lacerda
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    4 Jan 10, 2013

    I used to come to Mission Beach mainly for surf lessons and day by day learned to like it more. The beach and boardwalk have something for everyone. Many options of shops and restaurant nearby.

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Description:

Experience one of the most delightful sensory overloads possible at San Diego’s favorite beach. As your toes wiggle through the sand, the sun tans your skin and the flavors of a snow-cone linger on your tongue. The rhythm of the ocean waves on one side and the hum of passing bicycles on the other lull you into a peaceful hypnosis... that is until the intermittent screams emanating from the Giant Dipper roller coaster knock you out of your trance. Or maybe it was the increased heart-rate inflicted by the cute surfer that walked past? Whatever the case, the best place to enjoy beachside pleasures, people-watching, family fun, and great nightlife is this mile-long, bay side stretch where you’ll find great hotels, condos, restaurants, and attractions.
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Hotels Near Mission Beach

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
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Things to Do Near Mission Beach

Belmont Park
Belmont Park
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Wave House
Wave House
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Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
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Restaurants Near Mission Beach

Sandbar Sports Grill
Sandbar Sports Grill
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Kojack's Restaurant
Kojack's Restaurant
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3 reviews
Coaster Saloon
Coaster Saloon
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