Mission Beach is on the north side of San Diego, conveniently close to many of the beaches and attractions that visitors come to the area to enjoy. It is situated on a sandbar between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay, near the estuary of the San Diego River.
The sandy beaches and warm climate make Mission Bay the perfect place for a family vacation at any time of year. The area is well known for its exciting watersports opportunities such as sailing, jet skiing, kite surfing, power boating, kayaking and swimming. There are plenty of places that hire out equipment and some places offer private lessons in windsurfing, body boarding and kite surfing. Fishing is popular around Mission Beach, either from the seashore or on a fishing boat charter. Whale watching during the winter months is another memorable and exciting thing to do from Mission Bay holiday rentals. On dry land the fun continues with biking, jogging, roller blading, shopping and walking along the waterfront.
Mission Beach is the home of Belmont Park, a huge amusement park with water-themed activities. The plunge pool, wave house, arcades and roller coaster rides are fun for all ages. A day at Sea World is another must-do. This world famous attraction offers marine aquaria, dolphin and killer whale shows as well as being a nursery, hospital and rescue centre for injured marine life. Mission Bay Park has 27 miles of shoreline and covers 4,600 acres, with plenty of waterways for watersports and boating trips. San Diego Zoo is about nine miles from Mission Beach holiday rentals and the lovely city of La Jolla is just a little further away.
Holiday rentals in Mission Beach are popular all year round due to its Mediterranean climate characterized by warm dry summers and mild winters. Daytime highs average 23°C (74°F) in the summer months, dropping to 17°C (63°F) from December to March. Lows in January are around 10°C (50°F) overnight. The winter months see slightly more rain showers than the summer but the area only receives around 10 inches of rainfall in total per year.
The nearest airport to Mission Beach holiday rentals is San Diego (SAN) International airport which is just 6 miles away. The airport has three terminals connected to each other by shuttle buses. It services airlines from all over the USA and Europe including British Airways, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways. Mission Beach is also easy to drive to from Los Angeles (LAX) Airport along the I-15. A car is not necessary for enjoying the city sights but it is useful for exploring the area around San Diego's scenic coastline.