I adore this place. Love watching the sun set over the Pacific. Well known surf spot at the end of Tourmaline, heart of Pacific Beach. Many Baby Boomers and over 40s use to wax their boards after work before hitting the surf. Parking lot, but there's a lot of traffic action.
We were drawn to the beach from above the cliffs, watching the surfers. As a few of them climbed over the cliff top from the beach carrying their boards, it seemed like a great place to climb down to the beach. Wrong! Just a word of caution. These daredevils climb cliffs on perilous trails more dangerous than the surf itself.
This was a really fun beach lots to watch. There where a lot of surfers, lots of activity around with swimmers, looked like you could send a day here. Bathrooms and outdoor shower available
Mission Beach is one of my favorite places on this planet. Huge, wide beach. Lots of surfing. A long long paved walkway as well as the sandy beach to walk on. Many little shops and restaurants along the way. Just heaven.