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Mission Beach Park, San Diego

4.4
#3 of 14 in Beaches in San Diego
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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  • Very long, sandy beach, not very crowded during the week, so you are able to find a quiet spot. The water in September was quite rough and not very warm, but it was good to cool down after sunbathing....  more »
  • really well kept and clean. Nice stores near by. free parking and its close to belmont park. good for any age to enjoy easy access to the beach. Loved it  more »
  • A must see. I'm tearing up just trying to find the words to explain what a wonderful experience it was. All ages, just a cpl hours, but it was perfect for our family. Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Arcade Ga...  more »
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  • Mission beach is a really great place for all ages and families. Plenty of food choices and picnic areas and the people there are so cool. The sand was clean and plenty of parking at the beach. Also no problem finding a spot on the beach to post up and have a whole little beach front to yourself in both ways left or right 100 feet. I will be going back next time for sure. I have made so many memories at that place over the years I hope you can too!
  • Free parking, miles of great beaches, nice shops and places to eat. Kinda touristy, but a great place to people watch or comb the shore for long walks! Must be a couple billion baby clams to look at during lower tide. Beautiful sea life, sand dollars, and crystal clear waters. You will have fun here, . Or you don't like the beach!
  • This place is great. I came out for the 4th of July and it really makes for a great experience and people watching. The beach is great and the atmosphere is fun, the park itself has tons of things to do and makes it easy to go from the beach to doing stuff in the park simultaneously. I love it and look forward to going back in the future!
  • It's a great place to stop by while you're on the beach. The rollercoaster is actually exhilarating, especially for the meager $6 ticket! The arcade is a bit for any child. There's plenty of parking, although during peak summer hours it still may not be enough. The are a couple great restaurants, cannonball and draft, and the wave house is getting some major renovation. I am excited to see the improvements this brings.
  • Clean beach. A decent amount of shells & sand dollars. Lots of food & shopping. Very friendly people & Great customer service.

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