2.12.2009

The boardwalk - Mission Beach

Mission Beach is the center of a continuous stretch of beach which continues over two miles, beginning at the Mission Bay channel entrance and ending at the north end of Pacific Beach. This stretch is the most popular beach area in San Diego and draws huge crowds in the summer.

A cement boardwalk parallels the entire beach. In the summer, bikini clad girls and shirtless boys frequent this boardwalk on roller blades and beach cruisers (bicycles).


Prior to the the recent no-smoking/drinking law, this was a popular hangout for the party crowd. Some say that more families are returning due to this change.

Bathing suit - surf shops, restaurants, and beach rental outfits surround the Mission Beach lifeguard station at the foot of Ventura Street beside the landmark roller coaster. I grew up in San Diego and spent many weekends on the famous wooden roller coaster. I'll show you pictures of it tomorrow.

6 comments:

Walker said...

Love the sidewalk picture, stunning. Wish we had clouds more often to give a little more interest to the sky.

Tanya said...

Great shot! I spent lots of time at Belmont Park growing up, riding the roller coaster that everyone said jumps the tracks!

Lois said...

Great picture! I grew up in Jacksonville Beach, FL and we used to walk up and down the boardwalk in the summer and ride the ferris wheel and bumper cars and play games in the arcade. Good memories!

Barb said...

Love the palm trees....Barb

~Cheryl said...

We have a trip to San Diego planned later this spring -- I'm making a list, thanks to your postings! This boardwalk will be wonderful, I'm sure. Thanks!

Lynette said...

Super photo--I really like the perspective. The color is super, too. Sounds like you have some great memories to share with us. Thanks!