San Diego Neighborhoods

Mission Beach

The Neighborhood of Mission Beach

Mission Beach is one of San Diego’s most laid-back neighborhoods. Conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, and connected to Pacific Beach. The neighborhood of Mission Beach is a beautiful area to call home.

Mission Beach is actually a two mile long peninsula, making it a very unique neighborhood of San Diego. The Pacific Ocean borders one side, while Mission Bay borders the other. This means there are plenty of sand & water activities you can find and do here. Possibly one of our favorite parts of Mission Beach is that both sides of the peninsula have boardwalks. These boardwalks are great for running, walkers, skateboarding and rollerblading; all of which you’ll see when here.

view of the San Diego neighborhood Mission Beach from the ocean

What to know about

Mission Beach, San Diego

Like we mentioned above, Mission Beach is connected to Pacific Beach. The two beaches are separated by Belmont Park. Belmont Park is an infamous beachside amusement park that features a 1920’s wooden roller coaster. Granted, this coaster isn’t your state-of-the-art Six Flags, adrenaline pumping coaster. But it still has a lot of fun to offer visitors; because who wouldn’t want to see the sunset over the Pacific Ocean while on a classic amusement park ride??

In addition to an amusement park, Mission Beach has plenty of bars and restaurants to frequent. Each of which has a relaxing, and often beach themed vibe. And with the neighborhood being on a thin peninsula, wherever you plan to enjoy your meal or sip on a cocktail, you will be within a one to two block radius of the coastline.

Mission Beach is an excellent area for vacationers, which makes this San Diego neighborhood an ideal place for home buyers who are looking for vacation rental properties in the Southern California area.

Most of the homes in Mission Beach are summer themed cottages, many of which were built between 1920-1940. There are a few newer built homes, of which stand out beautifully among the older homes.

Restaurants & Bars in Mission Beach

Top Restaurants in Mission Beach

  • The Misson
  • Single Fin Surf Grill
  • Miss B’s Coconut Club
  • Guava Beach
  • Cannonball
  • Draft House
  • Draft Coffee
  • Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill

Mission Beach Livability

Area Vibe score of 56  according to AreaVibes.com

Mission Beach Schools

The Mission Beach school system is a apart of the San Diego Unified School District and a part of the Mission Beach Cluster. There are no public or private schools located within Mission Beach, however the nearest schools your child would attend if you live in Mission Beach would be: 


Elementary Schools

Pacific Beach Elementary School

Whiiter K-12


Middile Schools

Pacific Beach Middle School


High Schools

Mission Bay High School

Things to do in Mission Beach

Visit Belmont Park

Enjoy the beach!

Sunset Happy Hour at Cannonball

Brunch at The Mission Cafe

Rent Stand up Paddle Boards

Take a surf lesson

Walk along the Mission Beach boardwalk

Mission Beach Real Estate

While it is expensive to live and buy in MissionBeach, the upside is that the 92109 real estate market is widely known to continually get more expensive. Many of the homes here are vacation rentals, and will remain so even with Short term rentals laws changing in San Diego.

The chart below shows the average housing price over the last 5 years, from Redfin.com

Also,  Redfin.com rates Mission Beach an 56 out of 100 and Somewhat Competitive for home purchasing.  Most homes will get multiple offers, some with waived contingencies. As of July 2021, many homes in Mission Beach are selling for over $1.7 million and homes will go pending within 21 days of listing.

The numbers

Think you want to call Mission Beach home? Here’s some more information to help you get to know this San Diego neighborhood:

  • Walkability – 78
  • Fire Risk – 14
  • Things to do – 97



Median Income

Avg Age

Information on Mission Beach

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