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Mission Beach

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Address: Mission Boulevard at Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 619 221 8900
Activities: Biking, Swimming
Description: Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the...
Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
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Great place for a stroll

This is a great beach for a still. It was not busy at all on Monday, and we could enjoy the beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean. I could imagine it can get very busy on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great beach for a still. It was not busy at all on Monday, and we could enjoy the beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean. I could imagine it can get very busy on weekends, but still make time to visit: beach is relatively clean, there are lifeguards on duty, and atmosphere is relaxed and laid back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was another stop on my trolley beach tour. It was a nice place to relax on the beach for a bit. The boardwalk wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting more shops and similar places, but it seemed mostly to be residential condo area in the stretch we visited. We were very close to the amusement park, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This beach was great. The beach was very clean and had a ton of space for everyone to spread out. We stuck out feet in the water, but it was to cold for us to go all the way in. I would visit this beach again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I remember being a lot younger and seeing my first true sunset from this beach. It was one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life! I highly recommend spending an afternoon on the beach here. There are lifeguards aplenty, the beach is relatively clean, and the water is beautiful. It can get a bit crowded, but there... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mission Beach is good beach for families but its was really busy last views so we drove to the hotel in carlsbad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a very busy place. I don't know if it was due to exceptionally good weather, Easter weekend or the time of day we visited, but the place was packed! This meant we drove around for nearly 30 minutes looking for parking which was not fun. There is lots to see if you walk along the boardwalk. The beach... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Have seen many lovely beaches around the world, but few live up to the beautiful Mission Beach. Miles of sand, flanked by the Pacific on one side, and the boardwalk on the other. Always something to do or see, or alternatively a fab place just to chill out for a few hours. Lots of bars and restaurants near by, as... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is yet another San Diego “must go to” beach. It is nestled between Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach and different from either of these. We walked to it from Pacific Beach – which I would strongly recommend. Mission Beach has the usual collection of tourist shops, bars and restaurants but also boasts an old-time wooden roller coaster – another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautiful beach and great place to people watch. Lots of options for places to eat and relax. The boardwalk is awesome whether you are walking or on bike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tons of beach activities, great little eateries, an amusement park, tons of shops, and a grassy park.

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