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Mission Beach Park, San Diego

#3 of 14 in Beaches in San Diego
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Settle into a fun, carnival-like atmosphere at Mission Beach Park, where you can swim, lounge on the sand all day, or wander the area. You'll find plenty of food stands, bars, and street performers, and some fine-dining restaurants as well. You can surf, play sports, join beach boot camps, and even ride a rollercoaster or artificial waves. The mood is calmer at the opposite end of the beach, which features fishing spots and underwater shipwrecks you can explore. Parking spots are hard to find; buses and bikes are better options. Plan to visit Mission Beach Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Diego attractions using our San Diego road trip planning tool.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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