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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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  • We ended up renting places here since our Alaskan Cruise fell through. We’re San Diego natives so it’s always great to be back! Gotta love the beach and the Mexican food here.  more »
  • We spent several hours hanging on Mission Beach. The sand was very soft, the ocean water was too cold for us but still nice and refreshing, and there was plenty of space to relax among numerous...  more »

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