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Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“belmont park” (136 reviews)
“great beach” (124 reviews)
“roller coaster” (101 reviews)
San Diego, CA 92109
Mission Beach
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mission beach is a perfect place if you're looking for a fun and unique atmosphere. There was never a dull moment and it's a beautiful area. Best time to go is when there is a farmers market going on, great food and local attractions!

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best beach in San Diego in my opinion. Easy access my car or public transportation. Fun amusement park area. Spacious boardwalk for all to enjoy. Lifeguards available for swimmers and surfers. Lots of sand space for sunbathers and people to play ball....More

Thank Bryan U
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in November, did not enter water. Watched surfers, waves, sunset. Beautiful! Had lunch just off beach, delicious fish tacos.

Thank savagetb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the easy public bus from Old Town to Mission Beach, checked out the historical wooden roller coaster at Belmont Park, then walked the couple of miles along the Ocean Front Walk to the Pacific Beach Pier before taking the bus back to the...More

Thank Mikecbu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach if you want a little bit of everything! There's sand, surf, a gorgeous walk, an amusement park nearby and so many shops and restaurants it's hard to choose!

Thank Deonna2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is you ideal spot to enjoy San Diego's beachfront. The biggest challenge we had was finding a parking spot on a weekend visit, but parking was free. Beach open to the public and crowded. but not overly so, on a sunny Saturday. The concrete...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mission Beach has a lot offer. The boardwalk is a great place to get exercise. If there are two many cyclists and skateboarders, you can take your shoes off and walk on the beach. The closer you get to the waves the more compact the...More

Thank denisedW173SC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very long and sandy pbeach which has many shops and eateries nearby. We watched a beginners class on their surfboards on sand before they hit the ocean. Many appartments overlook the beach in what seems a nice beach area.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to San Diego State party school....ahh...I mean college and live a little while in La Jolla then moved to Mission Beach for a couple of years. Back then, there weren't any good restaurants other than a couple of great Mexican food stands, the...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful and huge. You can walk forever. It’s located in a nice area with small shops and places to eat. I highly recommend going there.

Thank Jeff S
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Jose N
14 August 2017|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Frowned upon. Try Ocean Beach or Del Mar. Both have great dog beaches
19 June 2017|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing lockers.
15 May 2017|
Response from malibuleo | Reviewed this property |
The weather in and around Mission Beach and San Diego can vary widely in April. While the weather is usually mild and sunny, there is always the possibility of rain and wind. You can always google or use other search... More