Destination guide

It's all within your reach in Mission Beach

Set on a sandy spit of land between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach is a laid-back beach town with a serious maxing and relaxing thing going on. Visitors flock to the area for its 2 miles of boardwalk, old-timey amusement park, and beachfront dining. Always popular with the spring break crowd (even when it's not, you know, springtime), you'll find there's always something lively happening around a Mission Beach vacation rental _ whether that's a beach volleyball tournament or an all-night beer pong marathon, it's certainly never a dull moment.

Things to do

Ride with the tide in Mission Beach

Smack in the middle of Mission Beach, you'll find the historic Belmont Park, a beachfront amusement park that practically oozes old-timey charm. Visitors flock to the venerable Giant Dipper roller coaster, a lovably rickety 1925 contraption that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plus, the park was originally built by sugar tycoon John D. Spreckels, so you can feel like you're eating a piece of history when you down that deep-fried Twinkie. Or you can head to nearby SeaWorld San Diego, where the aquarium, rides, and animal shows are a hit with visitors of all ages.


Mission Beach _ it's always happy hour at the sandbar

If fun in the sun is your idea of a good time, then you've come to the right place. Mission Beach has almost 2 miles of broad, sandy shoreline along the Pacific, and you can enjoy everything from surfing and kayaking to jetskiing and boating. Good, old-fashioned sunbathing is always an option, too, and the south end of the beach offers bonfire pits and a rocky jetty for fishing. Feeling adventurous? Strap on your scuba gear and check out the shipwrecks just offshore, purpose-sunk to create an artificial reef that's popular with divers.


Mission Beach, San Diego _ here comes the sun

Like the rest of San Diego, Mission Beach has a mediterranean climate, which means warm summers, mild winters, and plenty of sunny days all year round _ the city only sees about 21 days with rain in them annually. Average summer highs peak at 76 degrees in August and September, while winter highs generally crest around 65 between December and March. Since the weather is sunny and pleasant throughout the year, you'll find that prices for Mission Beach vacation rentals don't change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

Mission Beach _ you're gonna hear me shore

In case the name didn't tip you off, Mission Beach is exactly that _ nearly 2 miles of broad, sandy beach along San Diego's sunny Pacific coast. To the east, the salty Mission Bay lagoon boasts number of islands, and the San Diego River lies just to the south. The Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve features 20 acres of wetlands where you can spot clapper rails and other shorebirds, as well as plenty of raccoons and feral cats. With a Mission Beach vacation rental, one of California's most unique ecosystems will be right outside your door.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mission Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,380 vacation rentals near Mission Beach. From 452 Houses to 661 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mission Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mission Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mission Beach:

  • La Jolla: 775 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,068 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 436 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,660 vacation rentals
  • North Pacific Beach: 659 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mission Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mission Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Belmont Park: 5,661 vacation rentals
  • Golf Gardens Miniature Golf: 5,637 vacation rentals
  • Wave House: 5,491 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,703 vacation rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,084 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mission Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mission Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 452 Houses in Mission Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mission Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 661 rentals available
  • Cottages: 91 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 91 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mission Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 81 vacation rentals with pool available in Mission Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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