Mission Beach – the 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.
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 court- yards, boast excellent vacation accommodations. Details about accommodations offered by Penny Vacation Rentals can be viewed on the Vacation Rentals section of this website. 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.
Belmont Park – In the heart of Mission Beach you will find Belmont Park best known for its Big Dipper, a half mile wooden track roller coaster built in 1927. The coaster has survived and after restoration in 1990, it reopened as a San Diego historic site. 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 – Mission Bay Park is the largest facility of its kind in the world. It includes 27 miles of bayfront. 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. The City of San Diego is in the process of a $200 million dollar improvement program that includes a new park area, wetlands, nature centers, bike paths, pedestrian walkways and much needed parking.
Quivira Basin – Quivera 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.
East Mission Bay Drive – Golfers will tell you that the Mission Bay Golf Course is the best 18-hole executive course in town (858-490-3370). This challenging course is the only night-lighted golf course in the area. It’s open 6:30am – 8:30pm year-round, but the lights stay on till 10:00pm. Yes, this par 3 and 4 course is a winner.