Mission Beach

Mission Beach, San Diego: Hours, Address, Mission Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Mission Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
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hondus b
Wichita, Kansas4 contributions
Jun 2022
Could be awesome but it is ruined by the drug addicts. There are just too many crazy junkies milling about - witnessed much odd behavior (hopping about, talking to the sky, etc), saw a loud verbal argument with plenty of curse words (great for kids to see and hear). These people have no right to ruin such a beautiful place. There is just a seedy element overall - not safe. Won’t be back.
Written 23 June 2022
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Joe L
Peoria, AZ9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Great in morning,not in afternoon. The shops and small food places are very nice. Parking was not a problem in the morning. There are 2 lots by Belmont Park and the roller coaster, one larger across the street. Morning was calm and pleasant. Beach wasn't crowded...yet. They allowed sidewalk vendors with tents. The brick and mortar stores are not happy. Went back one day at 3pm and it was Super Crowded almost impossible to find parking. they allowed Blaring music and I think some questionable characters there. Note, there were Lots of Security Guards present. Not where I'd want to be after morning.
Written 22 June 2022
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Chris R
216 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Went here mid week in Spring. It was busy and parking was hard to find.

We found a little area that didn’t have much wind. There were families near us with small children who were having fun.

Stay alert while your here. Saw a man casing the area/people. Multiple beach goers alerted to him at the same time. With the added attention the man left. Saw him a couple hours later casing other peoples areas in another part of the beach.

Homeless camps and the trash surrounding them were a bit unsightly. Might benefit the City if they gave a little more attention to this area.

All in all we had a good time but (as previously mentioned) stay alert while your here.
Written 25 March 2022
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Brumba
Savage, MN140 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The beach is wide and the ‘boardwalk’ very well traveled even in the off February offseason. There are many bars, a few restaurants, and other beach stores. It’s a lovely walk if that’s all that you want.
Written 17 February 2022
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HeatherB029281
Inverness, FL89 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Daughter wanted to show us a local beach close to her home… Hrewr boardwalk with shops and restaurants along the beach. It is December and early afternoon so not all places open. Water was cold but you can’t go to beach and not get your toes wet. Beach shore was clean. I’ve never been to the Pacific coast but thought there would be more shells.. still a very pretty area
Written 31 December 2021
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Dirty Mission Beach
San Diego, CA1 contribution
Oct 2021
This beachfront has changed dramatically since I first began coming here in 1998.
You must approach this beach with some key assumptions. Keep in mind that this is one of the most heavily used beaches in San Diego County. Therefore, the shear volume of humanity weighs heavily on the environment in form of lots of cigarette butts, emesis, spilled food and the like. The best time I have discovered is between 5 AM and about 10 AM. Otherwise, it is rife with impaired individuals, hooliganism, and a dangerous gauntlet of bicycles, scooters, runners and strollers.
Written 16 October 2021
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Sheldon G
Killeen, TX48 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
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 time . If you want to find parking near the beach, I would recommend getting there early. Parking near the beach and in the park across the road from the beach fills up pretty quickly. If you are not familiar with the beach in San Diego, the water is very cold. I am from Texas and was used to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There are plenty of areas to find a space to sit on the water front. Signs are posted explaining designated seating areas based on the areas for emergency vehicles to travel. This beach has a boardwalk themed amusement park attached to it. The shops along the beach has plenty of food choices to eat and shops to purchase souvenirs. I would rate this beach a great place for any type of visitor. I saw small children, teenagers and young couples enjoy their day at the beach. San Diego has some of the best weather, although I would recommend some sort of covering while sitting in the sun. Overall, I would definitely visit this beach again on my next visit to San Diego.
Written 8 August 2021
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Our6kids
New Jersey34 contributions
Jul 2021
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.
Written 21 July 2021
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KC
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
Disappointed. As a 40 year local resident who bikes the beach area I am disgusted how dirty & trashy Mission Bay beach parking lots, restrooms, & boardwalk have become. What the heck do the city employees do? First, as I stepped out of vehicle just missed stepping on a used condom, yuck. Men's restrooms were a bacterial breeding ground as was several areas of boardwalk. I understand much of this results from local resident who care less and just trash things, but again, what are our city parks staff doing to resolve.
Written 16 June 2021
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MDS
Las Vegas, NV19 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Big mistake going on a Sunny Saturday as SD county is opening up. Parking and traffic was really bad, but found a spot after 30 mins near Belmont park. Super crowded, can't imagine staying at a resort or b&b here and getting in and out using the bridges. My son still has a good time but was hard on everyone else. If staying here, best not to try and get out to anywhere else in SD.
Written 14 June 2021
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