The Best of the Best
Lifeguards Year Round
First things first; let’s talk about the beach itself. With lifeguards all year round, swimming is usually a safe bet here, as is boogie-boarding. Rental shops are close by to get equipment and offer other fun activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and kite boarding.
Surfing at Mission Beach
Additionally, surfing is big at Mission Beach, although it may be more frustrating for experienced surfers at times. Because surfing is good for all skill levels, surfing schools like to offer lessons to beginners here.
For those with more advanced skills, sharing the waves with novices who don’t understand the etiquette can be challenging. The best waves tend to be in the early fall, and the early morning hours typically have less wind, so if you are competent with your board, you may want to avoid the busiest hours of the day.
The Beach at Mission Beach
On the sand itself, you can find plenty of people laying out, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Beach volleyball games pop up here and there, and in wintertime, you might be able to spot a water plume or two from migrating whales in the open water.
The Best Boardwalk in San Diego
Rather than an outdated wooden boardwalk, Mission Beach has a paved path that’s frequently packed with runners, walkers, joggers, cyclists, and even skateboarders and inline skaters. Clearly, there is no shortage of ways to move when you spend time in this beach community.
And no trip to Mission Beach would be complete without spending at least a few hours at Belmont Park. This amusement park has traditional rides, including a classic wooden roller coaster, bumper cars, miniature golf and a carousel. Likewise, it has dining options from snacks to restaurants, shops and bike rentals, and a full calendar of special events throughout the year.
The Bahia Resort Hotel is located right on Mission Bay Park in Mission Beach. It is just a stone's throw away from Belmont Park and the main beach at Mission Beach.
The resort also has a lot to offer guests; onsite activities include shuffleboard, tennis, swimming, exploring the tropical gardens and climbing at the children’s playground. Other resort options include seasonal volleyball, live music, ice cream socials, kids’ activities and movie nights at the pool.