I've been to Mission Beach twice and I have to say I enjoyed it more in 2010 than I did in 2012. The difference might have been time of year, but I have to say it seemed dirtier and more run down than I remember. That said, the beach is still very nice with a nice boardwalk along to walk, run, or ride a bike. The shops in the area are nice for little souvenirs and to grab a bite to eat.
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