Mission Beach Area Info

Your Complete Guide to the Best Things to Do in Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a famous 2-mile resort peninsula that boasts the Pacific Ocean on one side and beautiful Mission Bay on the other. It's all yours to enjoy for a week, a month or a lifetime. This unique peninsula, only two blocks wide, assures that you are always only steps away from its broad white beaches or gentle bay waters. A boardwalk parallels the entire beach on both the ocean and bay side of the peninsula, providing the ideal opportunity for biking, skateboarding, rollerblading or a quiet evening stroll. There is no shortage of things to do in Mission Beach, CA.

For those looking for downtown Mission Beach activities to enjoy, there are several things to do. A variety of shops and restaurants are located throughout Mission Beach, both on the boardwalk and Mission Boulevard, all easily accessible for your pleasure. Both, the beach and bay boardwalks, as well as the connecting courtyards, boast excellent vacation and long term accommodations. Famed San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, the Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Seaport Village and a host of others can easily be reached from Mission Beach.

In the heart of Mission Beach is the always exciting Belmont Park. Belmont is one of the best and most visited things to do in Mission Beach and is best known for its Big Dipper, a half mile wooden track roller coaster built in 1927. With its sharp curves, dips and 70-foot drop, it's an incredibly fast, action packed ride. Today, in addition to the coaster, there are unique restaurants, shops and a variety of other rides including a special children's area. A favorite attraction is the Olympic size, fresh water pool known as The Plunge.

Mission Bay Park is the largest facility of its kind in the world. It includes 27 miles of bay front. It was developed in the 1950's as a 5,000-acre aquatic park. The park is used for a variety of recreational activities such as picnics, fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, as well as softball and volleyball games and other sports, perfect for those looking for active Mission Beach attractions to enjoy.

Quivira Basin is one of Mission Bay's most picturesque areas. Once a small boating pier, it has grown into a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the scenery. It includes both boat rentals and sales, with a full-service marina. Parasailing is also available at the marina.

Golfers will tell you that the Mission Bay Golf Course is the best 18-hole executive course in town. This challenging course is the only night-lighted golf course in the area. It's open 6:30 am - 8:30 pm year-round, but the lights stay on till 10:00 pm. Yes, this par 3 and 4 course is a winner.

Mission Beach is a special spot for vacationers or long term renters, winter and summer. Penny Realty offers a wide variety of Mission Beach rentals. Check our rentals out right here on the website. Photos and full descriptions are found with every rental to make it easier in helping you find what you are looking for.