Mission Beach has always been a favorite destination for San Diego's beach-loving locals and tourists. Every year, millions crowd onto this spit of white sand separating tranquil Mission Bay from the frothy waves of the Pacific Ocean. Bicyclists, skateboarders, in-line skaters, walkers, and joggers can also enjoy the beach while navigating the 2.5-mile-long cement boardwalk along the ocean's edge and historic Belmont Park. But this is also a neighborhood of narrow streets with homes that began in the early 1900s as modest summer vacation cottages, many of which are now being replaced by million-dollar-plus condominiums. This new volume pays tribute to the residents and visitors who played a part in the development of this classic seaside community.
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The Early Years
The Roaring Twenties
The 1930s and 1940s
Old Mission Beach
Ann Howe Mansfield background Bay Yacht Club bayfront Beach Amusement Center Beach Ballroom beachgoers Belmont Park Bill Rumsey boardwalk boat Bonita Cove Burke Royale Chuck Whitmarsh Courtesy of Ann Courtesy of authors Courtesy of Burke Courtesy of George Courtesy of Marge Courtesy of Mike Courtesy of SDHS Courtesy of Sterling Courtesy of Terry Courtesy of Willie Don Crie dory dredging El Carmel end of Mission foreground George Stanley Giant Dipper Hardy J. M. Asher Jr John Chadwick kids left to right lifeguard Lifeguard Service located Looking north Marge Harris Mike Curren Mission Bay Yacht Mission Beach Amusement Mission Beach Ballroom Mission Beach Plunge Mission Boulevard Ocean Beach oceanfront Old Mission Beach OMBAC Over-the-Line Pacific Beach photograph pictured Queenstown Court Redondo Court roller coaster sand seawall SeaWorld South Mission Beach Sterling Suhre streetcar surf swimming tent city Terry Polhamus Mendoza unidentified Ventura Place visible Wavehouse Willie Skinner young