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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: Swimming, Biking
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Temple City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

So you are bored and living large in SD? Well get your exercise on in the most beautiful city for weather in the entire USA... strap on them old rollerblades, running shoes, or hop onto that old pedal pusher and take a cruise up and down the boardwalk. This thing stretches the length of the beach. You have a bunch... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What's not to love on a southern Cali beach!? Beach was clean, plenty of room and great life guards. Not just because they were easy on the eyes but because they were really paying attn and talked to swimmers about where rip tides were an issue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here one night after dinner for some ice cream and to see the sunset. The beach is clean and the sunset was beautiful. The crowd was mostly 20 something's zipping by on skateboards, bikes, etc or hanging out at the restaurants and bars across the street. Lots to see and do up and down the boardwalk, especially people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Perfect for body boarding, cool stores although the tourist stores are a bit expensive. Old town is a bit cheaper as there are more. The rollercoaster is crazy, so fun but if you have neck problems be careful ;-) very shaky!

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