Mission Beach, San Diego California
Mission Beach is a stretch of sand along the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. It lies on a manmade jetty enclosing Mission Bay. The main artery through the Mission Beach vicinity is Mission Boulevard. Surfers and college students make up most of Mission Beach’s population. Mission Beach is not a place to live if you are bothered by noise. In Mission Beach you can usually find a party any day of the week, sometimes the parties continue way past 4 AM.
Attractions near Mission Beach include Sea World and Belmont Park, which features the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. Other amusement park rides include the Flowrider, Chaos, Vertical Plunge, Krazy Kars, Tilt-a-Whirl, Liberty Carousel, Crazy Submarine, and The Trampoline.
Other Mission Beach attractions include "The Plunge", a large, heated indoor pool, and a few of the beach's better-known bars, "The Beachcomber", "The Sandbar" and "Wavehouse", a beachside bar-and-grill featuring a 10-foot tall barreling artificial wave called the "Bruticus Maxumus". Mission Beach also offers opportunities to participate in tanning, volleyball, horseshoes, surfing, bicycling, skateboarding, Frisbee tossing, and other outdoor activities.
Thong bikinis are technically illegal on Mission Beach, but both lifeguards and local police usually do not enforce the ban on such swimwear. The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach is still legal after 12 pm until 8 pm. Nudity is not allowed.
Many of the Mission Beach beachgoers are local college and university students, but both tourists and permanent residents of the beach and other areas are also frequent visitors to the beach. Nearby Pacific Beach is to the north of Mission Beach