Mission Beach, California
Attractions near to Mission Beach include Sea World and Belmont Park, which features the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. Other amusement park rides include the Flowrider, Chaos, Vertical Plunge, Krazy Kars, Tilt-a-Whirl, Liberty Carousel, Crazy Submarine, Thunder Boats, Orboton, and The Trampoline.
Other attractions include "The Plunge", a large, heated indoor pool, and two of the beach's better-known bars, "The Beachcomber" and "The Pennant". Mission Beach also offers opportunities to participate in tanning, volleyball, horseshoes, surfing, bicycling, skateboarding, Frisbee tossing, and other outdoor activities. A local skating club, "Skate This!", performs for free on weekends, executing trick skating and dancing on both rollerblades and traditional skates.
Thong bikinis are technically illegal on Mission Beach, but both lifeguards and local police usually do not enforce the ban on such swimwear. The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach was legal for some time, but as of 2005, it is illegal. Nudity is not allowed.
Many of the beachgoers are local college and university students, but both tourists and permanent residents of the beach and other areas are also frequent visitors to the beach. Nearby Pacific Beach is to the north of Mission Beach.