One of the most unique beachside destinations in all of Southern California is Mission Beach. This special, small beachside community is built on a sandbar along a two-mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean in San Diego County. Mission Beach’s resort peninsula makes for one of the loveliest and most hospitable home away from home destinations you will find on the West Coast.
Cruise along the Mission Beach boardwalk and enjoy the variety of restaurants, snack shacks and unique beach shops. The boardwalk runs along the beach on both sides of the peninsula, making it the perfect thoroughfare for biking, rollerblading, skateboarding or even just strolling.
Visitors can enjoy the Coney Island feel of nearby Belmont Park in South Mission Beach. Belmont Park’s most famous attraction is the Big Dipper, a classic wooden roller coaster. The Park offers carnival-style snacks and dining, games, attractions and rides as well as The Plunge, a large, Olympic sized fresh water pool.
Mission Bay Park, an aquatic park, has 27 miles of bay front to play in and offers ocean-based activities such as fishing, boat sailing, water skiing and much more. Golfers will enjoy Mission Bay Golf Course’s challenging fairways where they can take advantage of the unique night-lighted tee times; play on the sand during the day and golf at night.
Mission Bay is a truly unique and special Southern California beachside destination. There is really something for everyone in the family to enjoy on its sandy shores.