Things to do in Mission Beach

Top 10 Things to Do in Mission Beach, San Diego

Top Things to Do in Mission Beach

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  • Brumba
    Savage, MN140 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mhershey
    Northfield, IL510 contributions
    We had a fun time at Belmont park at sunset! Beautiful views on the beach, with restaurants (the beachfront one closed at sunset), stores, games, etc. We rode the Big Dipper, a classic wooden roller coaster that was fun but pretty jarring. We had pizza from a midway spot, and our daughter enjoyed a "Dog on a Stick" which I guess has been around since the 40's!
    Written 28 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mark42139
    New York City, NY1 440 contributions
    This is a cool roller coaster, and quite iconic. It's worth checking out as well as the beach nearby.
    Written 23 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rikke B
    1 contribution
    So much fun and Carlo was an excellent coach. Would recommend Pacific Surf School to anyone who wants to try surfing.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • jeaniewest
    Reading, PA25 contributions
    I was traveling to San Diego and was determined to try surfing. San Diego Surf Company came up on my search and I booked immediately. Their website is easy to navigate and they reached out to me several days before my arrival and the day of my lesson via email and text. As far as I know they only have two locations one on Mission Beach and one on Pacific Beach. I chose a private lesson on Pacific Beach. I arrived at the beach and was greeted by several instructors who helped me get suited up and ready for my lesson. My instructor was amazing, he spent time on the beach and in the water reassuring me and being very patient. I had to do some adapting for an old injury and he was able to help me get up and surf within the hour. I count this day as one of the Best Days Ever! There is nothing like hanging on the waves while enjoying the most amazing views of the CA coast. I would highly recommend the San Diego Surf Company!!!
    Written 8 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Garrett S
    1 contribution
    Our group of 6 kids ranged in age from 11-18. They all had a great time and felt like they received one on one attention. The instructors of Cole and Amber couldn’t of did a better job with the kids who all were first timers. Would highly recommend this experience in Ormund Beach!
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Reaca H
    Puyallup, WA117 contributions
    We got free passes for this since we stayed at the Catamaran Resort, and it was a nice way to end a busy evening. It was a quick ride and the crew were all nice and friendly.
    Written 15 August 2018
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  • Ron B
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    I went to this very chill basin by the Bay and this incredibly kind and helpful employee, named Miguel gave me so many great tips on how to drive and manipulate the paddle board. I became much more proficient at the sport and it was all because he took the time and patience to show me the nuances of a wonderful new exercise and activity to participate doing. Thank you Resort Watersports and Thank you Miguel.
    Written 10 March 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • daydreamgonnamakeit
    Phoenix1 contribution
    A girlfriend and I have been working out for 4 months and for our reward we both said that we were going to treat ourselves to a new bathing suit. I looked EVERYWHERE and found nothing. I went on a trip to San Diego and knew I would have to find something there.
    Still being the mother of 3 I still had some insecurities about my body ( especially about a two piece) but with the friendly staff I was able to find a bikini that made me look HOT!!! I came back and had to brag to my friend about this awesome swimsuit wonderland for all shapes, size, and age and I will definately be making it part of my annual trip to San Diego.
    Written 8 June 2007
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.