Things to Do in Mission Beach

People flock to see the wonderful Mission Beach activities year-round, not only soak up the sun - but also to enjoy the ocean activities and take advantage of all the great attractions. For those looking to plan your trip ahead of time, check out some of our favorite Mission Beach activities, local attractions and free things to do in San Diego's best beach area!

Mission Beach

Mission Beach

Mission Beach is San Diego`s lively take on the classic boardwalk beach town with nearly two miles of oceanfront boardwalk, numerous rental shops and Belmont Park, a boardwalk amusement park, featuring the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, originally built in 1925 but since restored, the Beach House Grill, miniature golf, bumper cars, rock climbing and an arcade.
Location: Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
Mission Bay Park

Mission Bay Park

Here you can enjoy water sports activities of every kind. From sailing lessons, kite surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding, to jet skiing, wake boarding and everything in between, there`s something for every age and skill-level to enjoy in the water. You can also take a moonlit cruise on Bahia Belle, a sternwheeler fashioned after a Mississippi riverboat that often features live music.
Location: W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 232-3101
S. Mission Beach Jetty

S. Mission Beach Jetty

The South Mission jetty is the best surf spot in San Diego County, lefts that work on any tide, with offshore or south winds. The surf will be better and bigger here than other spots in town. Stoked!
Location: N Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 221-8800
Fiesta Island Park

Fiesta Island Park

Fiesta Island, a large peninsular park located within Mission Bay, is a popular location for charity walks and runs, bicycle races, time trials and other special events. It is also the home of the annual Over-the-Line tournament.
Location: 1590 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 525-8213
Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs is a neighborhood in the Point Loma community of San Diego, California. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, Ocean Beach on the north, Catalina Blvd. and Santa Barbara St. on the east, and Sunset Cliffs Natural Park on the south. The area is named for the sheer cliffs which border the ocean.
Location: Ladera St, San Diego, CA 92107
Phone: (619) 525-8213
La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers.
Location: La Jolla Cove, CA 92037
OB Dog Beach

OB Dog Beach

A popular 24-hour dog-friendly destination that provides an off-leash area at the north end of a mile-long stretch of sand in Ocean Beach, San Diego. This is the perfect place for you to take your friendly dog and let him run around and make new friends. Great if you need to get some exercise too! There are also plenty of waste bins nearby as beach rules require you to clean up after your pet.
Location: Ocean Beach Bike Path, San Diego, CA 92107
Phone: (619) 236-5555
Kate Sessions Park

Kate Sessions Park

Dog-friendly recreation area boasting sweeping hillside views, plus sports fields & a playground.
Location: 5115 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Bird Rock La Jolla

Bird Rock La Jolla

Bird Rock is a seaside neighborhood within the larger community of La Jolla in San Diego, California. It lies on the Pacific Ocean at the southernmost end of La Jolla, just north of Pacific Beach.
Location: La Jolla, San Diego, County, California, U.S.
Pacific Beach Crystal Pier

Pacific Beach Crystal Pier

The pier is open to the public for visiting and fishing daily until sundown. At night, only the hotel guests staying in cottages have access.
Location: Garnet Avenue at Ocean Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (800) 748-5894
Bahia Belle Cruises

Bahia Belle Cruises

Take a cruise on Mission Bay on the Bahia Belle, a Mississippi-style sternwheeler boat that travels the bay between the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach.
Location: 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 539-7779