all towns by county coastal deserts urban mountains countryside snow towns parks & forests cali maps

Destinations | Coastal

town.mission beach

Mission Bay & Mission Beach are man-made waterfront around San Diego's center, where the big freeways merge (I-5 & I-8). Great spot to enjoy the day with your kids, ride a bike, skate (board), jet ski, kayak, surf, fish or just picnic & fly a kite. Weekends can be crowded, especially in the summer.

SeaWorld is located in this mini metropolis. Off in the distant north sits the La Jolla peninsula & Pacific Beach. Mission Beach, where the historic roller coaster is, where college kids rent beach flats & the bon fires can go all night (if you don't mind you're car getting locked in the bay parking lot overnight).
elevation: 7'
population: 1,223,400
zip code: 92109


marsh converted to recreational bay

View Larger Map

San Diego County
N of San Diego
on I-5 @ jct I-8




  • fishing
  • camping
  • biking & rentals
  • beaches
  • picnic
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skating
  • surfing
  • bon fires
  • BBQs
  • kite flying
  • watercraft rentals
  • sailing
  • boating
  • Mission Bay Bike Path (14 mi. bayside)
  • Mission Beach Bike Path (3 mi. oceanside)
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve
  • San Diego River
  • Mission Bay Recreational Park
  • Sea World San Diego
  • description:
    This is the recreation capital of San Diego, where water sports abound & eager tourists flock. Seaworld, Belmont Park & all the bike paths, manicured lawns & palm trees you can dream of. Sandy Fiesta Island, is close to Interstate 5 & this north side is the main entrance to Pacific Beach.

    nearby towns:
    La Jolla
    Ocean Beach
    San Diego
    Pacific Beach


    Mission Beach, San Diego, CA

    Belmont Park, Mission Beach

    Mission Beach sea wall

    California Weekends
    Copyright © 1996-2021 Total Escape, / All Rights Reserved.

    classic | lodge | recreation | destinations | journey | ads | sitemap | outside | maps | gear | home