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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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  • Great overall Beach. Very Busy Boardwalk with plenty of vendors to purchase great niche items. My wife and I visited the beach on a Saturday. This day was very busy with it being summer vacation...  more »
  • Great place to people watch, enjoy all the beach has to offer or just sit back and relax! Guarded beaches, plenty of food options, and great souvenir shops to pick up anything you forgot to bring.  more »

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