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|About Mission Beach
Mission Beach is an ideal spot. Known as "America's Finest City", it has some of the most beautiful weather in the world. It's a great location for visiting the world famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World and Legoland. Try dinner and dancing in The Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego, or try Historic Old Town San Diego for south of the border delights. Spend your days touring museums, wandering through Balboa Park or shopping. Located within minutes of the above destinations Mission Beach is the place to stay.
Surfers, swimmers and sun worshipers are drawn to the excellent surf conditions and sunny, soft sand beaches. It is one of the most popular beaches in San Diego, California. It spans 2 miles starting at Mission Bay Beach and ending at Pacific Beach, with The Strand on the beach side and Bayside Walk on the bay side, perfect for strolling, biking, rollerblading or jogging. Beautiful white sand beaches, perfect summer weather, surfing, amusement parks, restaurants and night clubs: there's always something to do!
Surfing, body boarding, kayaking, and swimming are enjoyed year round in San Diego, although the water is the warmest at the end of summer. It's the liveliest spot in San Diego during the summer for building sandcastles, throwing the football or Frisbee around, playing paddle ball, tossing horseshoes, or having a picnic. Make sure to bring some food and beverages (tip: it is legal to drink alcohol on the beach as long as it's not in a glass container.)
Mission Bay Park consists of 4,235.6 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. There are 27 miles of shoreline, 19 of which are sandy beaches. Mission Bay is used by motorboaters, sailboaters, rowers, waterskiers, picnickers, joggers, and swimmers. It is also home to many species of birds, fish, and other animals and has a nature reserve at it's northern end near Crown Point. Mission Bay offers boat docks and launches, sailboat and motor rentals, bike/walk paths, basketball courts, and playgrounds for children.
For an exciting afternoon, take a ride on the 73-foot tall Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at Belmont Park, play games at the Mission Beach Arcade, or visit the Pirates Cove Play Area for younger kids. And don't forget to visit Shamu at SeaWorld, Mission Bay's 190-acre aquatic park.
You can also walk to many restuarants and shops along Mission Boulevard and The Strand. Whether you want fine California cuisine or casual family fare, Mission Beach has something for everyone. It's one of San Diego's most sought-after destinations.