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Mission Beach Neighborhood Guide

Mission Beach is built right out on a sandbar between Mission Bay and the Pacific. It got a late start in life due to the difficulties of building on this location, but now it is one of the most densely populated sections of San Diego. Mission Beach is made up of two miles of ocean-front property, bounded to the south by the San Diego River and to the north by the Pacific Beach neighborhood. Mission Bay Park is on the east side and on the west side, of course, is the Pacific Ocean.

The main road running down the center of Mission Beach is Mission Boulevard. Boardwalks run down the full length of the beach on both sides, and you have a wide choice of things to do. There’s the ever-popular swimming, surfing, diving, and beach volleyball. You can also go whale watching or sport fishing. Belmont Park, at the corner of Mission Blvd and West Mission Bay Drive, features one of the oldest roller coasters in the US, as well as a merry-go-round and other rides to delight the children. This neighborhood also offers plenty for adults to enjoy, with a swinging night life and lots of relaxed beach bars.

Real-estate wise, Mission Beach has some of the smallest lots in the city. Many of the houses have a second story for this reason.

Properties for Sale in Mission Beach

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Things to Do in Mission Beach

Pacific Beach

Nature & Parks

Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

Quicksand Escape Games

Room Escape Games

1001 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Surf Lessons


740 Felspar Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Top Restaurants in Mission Beach

Che Calavera

Latin American

3852 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 230-6522

Rubicon Deli


3819 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-3354

3844 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 352-6611

Mission Beach Demographics


Population: 2,921
Median household income: $60,641
Median contract rent: $1,266
Median resident age: 35.9
Percentage of family households: 12.8%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 2,911,613
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 1,533,327
2-unit structures: $ 797,531
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 1,101,091
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 427,807
Mobile homes: $ 27,423

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 55.0%
  • Female: 45.0%
  • African American: 4.0%
  • American Indian: 0.6%
  • Asian: 11.3%
  • Caucasian: 73.2%
  • Mixed race: 4.3%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.5%
  • Other race: 6.3%

Schools in Mission Beach

Mission Bay High School

Grades 9-12

2475 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

Pacific Beach Middle School

Grades 6-8

4676 Ingraham Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Sessions Elementary School

Grades K-5

2150 Beryl Street
San Diego, CA 92109