Mission Beach, located north of Ocean Beach and south of La Jolla and Pacific Beach, is a beautiful beach perfect for all kinds of water sports. There’s a boardwalk with an arcade, roller coaster, and games for everyone. Mission also has the ultimate food scene; sushi, Mexican, Italian, even a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich place. Every restaurant is a must-go, the only difficulty is deciding! (If you need help, the California Burrito and Mac-N-Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich are a safe bet). There are tons of water sports to try, the best, however, is surfing. Mission is the best for surfing because the beach has great waves and if you go later in the day the water isn’t crowded. People generally start to clear out around five. Plus, if you go at this time and surf for a while, you’ll catch the sunset. If you go earlier in the day the beach and ocean are more crowded, which makes surfing a little harder. You don’t need to own a board to enjoy the fun. You can rent boards hourly or all day at the numerous rental shops walking distance form the beach. We rented boards all day for $10 at Ray’s Rentals. The water was extremely warm and we didn’t bother renting wetsuits. Surfing makes for a great day, and Mission Beach is one of the best spots!