Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a southward-extending peninsula of almost 2 miles just above Point Loma and south of La Jolla and Pacific Beach. It closes off Mission Bay and features several coves on the east side, formed by jetties. While Mission Beach is somewhat isolated geographically, the main thoroughfare of Mission Boulevard runs vertically all the way along the peninsula. Access to San Diego International Airport and the downtown area is relatively simple by taking West Mission Bay Drive through the Sea World Complex.

The community was slower to progress because of the engineering challenges presented by building on sand but thrives today. Lots are small and population is dense. Nearby conveniences and opportunities for entertainment include an athletic field in Ocean Beach, Mission Bay Park, and Seaworld. Within Mission Beach itself, the most notable attraction is Santa Clara Point Recreation Center, not to mention surfing, sailing, fishing, and other bay and ocean activities.