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“It's Cleaner North”
Review of Mission Beach

Mission Beach
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San Diego Life at the Beach Tour
Ranked #43 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a crowded and sometimes rowdy beach. But I give the City of San Diego profound kudos for trying to clean up the scene here, and the beach itself. Traffic is a huge issue on key weekends and in summer. Head north, and the water and sand becomes much cleaner, and the environment much more suitable for families. Try Carlsbad. Nice clear water and usually nice sand during non-storm season. Rocky beach during a time of multiple storms. Call each city's CONVIS to find out how the beaches are. That being said, there are some great buys that can be found in many of the shops in Mission Beach.

1  Thank CLiechtenstein
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Real laid back and relaxed feel to the area and not too far from the centre of San Diego. Fantastic sun sets in the evenings.

1  Thank Cawdy4
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed at a rental right on the beach. Soaked up the sun 5+ hours every day. I would alternate between the hot sun and the cold water! Great beach for activities whether throwing a frisbee, tossing ball or whatever you like.

1  Thank lukeduda
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Mission Beach is a great area and nice sand. Like most public beaches there was a fair bit of garbage bits around and huge piles of seaweed bundles to avoid but the water was nice and the kids enjoyed their first time in the ocean. We had to have some patience trying to find parking as we only had Saturday to do the beach thing and we went in mid afternoon.

3  Thank BrendaG72
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We loved this beach! Great time was had by the entire family. I highly recommend checking it out......

1  Thank Ron B
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