San Diego Sights

Mission Beach

  • 3000 Mission Blvd. Map It
  • Mission Bay
  • Beach–Sight

Published 05/18/2016

Fodor's Review

With a roller coaster, artifcial wave park, and hotdog stands, this 2-mile long beach has a carnival vibe and is the closest thing you'll find to Coney Island on the West Coast. It's lively year-round but draws a huge crowd on hot summer days. A wide boardwalk paralleling the beach is popular with walkers, joggers, roller skaters, rollerbladers, and bicyclists. To escape the crowds a bit, head to South Mission Beach. It attracts surfers, swimmers, and scantily-clad volleyball players, who often play competitive pick-up games on the courts near the N. Jetty. The water near the Belmont Park roller coaster can be a bit rough but makes for good boogie boarding and body surfing. For parking, you can try for a spot on the street, but your best bets are the two big lots at Belmont Park. Amenities: lifeguards, parking (no fee), showers, toilets. Best for: swimming, surfing, walking.

Sight Information

Address:

3000 Mission Blvd., parking near roller coaster at West Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, California, 92109, United States

Map It

Published 05/18/2016

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in San Diego

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.