Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Mission Beach

3000 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
+1 858-488-1549
Plane loader
Animated dots
Stroll The Boardwalk  San Diego California United States
Mission Beach San Diego California United States
Mission Beach San Diego California United States
Stroll The Boardwalk  San Diego California United States
Mission Beach San Diego California United States
Mission Beach San Diego California United States

More info

Sun - Sat 6am - 10pm

Stroll The Boardwalk

The boardwalk between Mission Beach and Pacific Beach is around 3 miles each way. If you walk from Belmont Park to Pacific Grove, it's a touch shorter at 2 miles each way. At one end is Belmont Park http://www.belmontpark.com/ with a large wooden roller coaster, amusement park games, and the Wave House http://www.belmontpark.com/restaurants/wavehouse/ where you can have a drink and watch surfers try their skill. At the other end is Pacific Beach, where you will find hotels, restaurants, bars, and beach shops. If you're looking to hang out the San Diegan natives, the boardwalk is the place to go and has the best people watching. Tip: There's a lot of free parking on the Mission Beach end by Belmont Park.

More Recommendations

AFAR Ambassador
almost 3 years ago

Mission Beach

There’s a reason why Southern California is known for its beaches: they are some of the finest in America, if not the world. And spending the day in San Diego’s Mission Beach didn’t disappoint. Located at the center of the Golden Strand, this classic boardwalk beach town is popular all year long with visitors and local residents looking for a great time and some laid-back Cali beach vibes.

Nearly two miles of oceanfront boardwalk adjacent to the beach includes great restaurants and lively bars, specialty shops and Belmont Park amusement center which has rock climbing, bumper cars, miniature golf, classic rides and carnival games. Don’t miss the Giant Dipper, an old-time wooden rollercoaster originally built in 1925! Our group enjoyed hours of surf, sand and sun, pick-up games of football and volleyball, and hanging out ‘til the sun went down. There’s nothing quite like a stunning California sunset to cap off a perfect day.

Megan Murphy traveled on Contiki’s Western Highlights tour as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more on Megan’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.