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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ald3114
Philly, PA194 contributions
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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Joseph D
212 contributions
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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Kathy S
15 contributions
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, CO1,081 contributions
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, TX10 contributions
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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LifeIsGoodGuy
Sedona, AZ141 contributions
Nice popular sandy beach
Jun 2020
While it can get very busy on the weekends, Mission Beach is a very nice beach. Lots of places to lay out, nice sand as you go out into the water. Some surf, some boogie board, most just enjoy. Parking in the area is the Biggest Challenge
Written 25 June 2020
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WDWRocksMySocks
Bloomington, Indiana57 contributions
Fun Family Beach Trip
Feb 2020 • Family
Our family visited the area for a few days after a trip to Disneyland. It was our first beach trip. We rented an Air BnB that was a block from the beach. The location is wonderful! We walked to the beach everyday and felt safe walking back after sunset. Parking was a bit challenging - make sure you read ALL signs. One spot may be 2 hour and the one behind and in front of it could be 15 minutes.

We loved spending time at the beach. We found so many shells and sand dollars - we loved it just as much as our kids did! We also got to see lots of surfers, which our kids thought was amazing. There were a few cute little shops and shaved ice type of places nearby. It was also a fun place to people watch and just enjoy the atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back!
Written 9 March 2020
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David L
4 contributions
Beautiful sunsets
Mar 2020
It's such a beautiful place to see the sun setting, and tht means just sitting on the sea wall and just chilling. Perfect
Written 3 March 2020
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Gardengel-IoW
Crawley, UK565 contributions
Average seaside town
Feb 2020
Bit disappointing. Parking was plentiful and free but thats about all I can say. If you actually want the sand then its great but the area and the shops around, most of which were closed when we visited late on a wednesday morning, didnt seem to offer anything special. We grabbed a coffee and pastry from the Draft coffee shop but that wasnt up to much either.
Written 2 March 2020
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Nathaniel L
Siletz, OR113 contributions
I liked it
Feb 2020
This place is very beautiful. I got lucky with great weather. There are a lot of great surf shops here that are on the expensive side. There are a lot of places here too eat. I will definetly be back in fact next year when I take my vacation I might just book a room here. There were some punk kids on the boardwalk and some scummy homeless people but other that that I loved it.

It looks like the perfect place for volleyball fanatics. It seems like you can find a pick up game here easily.
Written 20 February 2020
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