Heading to San Diego for vacation? You've got to add a stop to Belmont Park to your itinerary. Belmont Park is a fun, whimsical amusement park located on the boardwalk of one of area's most popular and active beaches, Mission Beach. Belmont Park is classic California beach living and entertainment with an authentic historic chronicle. Check out our helpful guide for visiting San Diego's Belmont Park, packed full of ways to save on admission, tips for visiting, other nearby attractions, and much more.
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Tips for Visiting Belmont Park
- Plan on breakfast or lunch at the park. You will find everything from acai bowls, Belgian waffles, hot dogs, burgers, salads, fresh squeezed lemonade, grilled cheese sandwiches and Dole pineapple whips.
- The area has an abundance of swimming, surfing, body boarding and sunbathing, and Belmont Park offers a fun place to stroll around while enjoying an ice cream cone or a few amusement rides prior to hitting the sand and ocean.
- If you need beachwear, plan on shopping for it at Belmont Park. The shops offer some of the best selections of swimsuits, beach cover-ups, towels, beach toys, boogie boards, sunscreen and anything else necessary for an entertaining day at the beach.
- Parking can be a challenge, but the Park does have a parking lot. Street parking is available, but frequently filled. Mission Bay Park has parking lots as well and is easier to find a spot, just plan on a little walk.
- If you love the ocean, plan on trying the wave machine at the Wave House. The attraction gives you the opportunity to try surfing without having to invest in a board and bodysuit.
Best Times to VisitBelmont Park is open all year, although many of the rides do not operate during weekdays in the winter months. Early spring and autumn generally offer perfect sunny weather along the coast. June can bring classic San Diego “June gloom,” which is coastal fog early in the morning that burns off by afternoon. Weekends in the summer are very busy, and holidays all year long can be very busy as well.
What You Should Bring
- Belmont Park is directly adjacent to the sand and surf at Mission Beach, so bring the appropriate articles for a trip to the beach.
- Sunscreen is a must, especially in the spring and summer months.
- A camera-especially if you enjoy people watching and sunsets over the ocean.
Things to Do ThereBelmont Park is made up of many different attractions, and each can have different hours depending upon the activity. Probably the most famous attraction at Belmont Park is the Giant Dipper, a vintage 1925 wooden roller coaster that still provides thrills for visitors who enjoy a fast ride. The ride can be a bit bumpy due to its vintage construction, so be prepared. Your All Access Combo Passes include an entire day of fun on the following ocean front Rides & Attractions...
- Giant Dipper Roller Coaster (Riders must be 50 inches tall to ride)
- Beach Blaster
- Control Freak
- Liberty Carousel
- Vertical Plunge
- Krazy Kars
- Crazy Submarine
- Tiki Town Mini Golf
- Sky Ropes
- Rock Climb
- Speed Wall
The carnival-like park also offers such attractions as the WaveHouse, which operates the FlowRider and FlowBarrel, which are surf machines producing a continuous perfect wave for body boarders and surfers to perfect their sport. A 1 hour FlowRider session is included with the Go San Diego Card) Belmont Park also has a wide array of arcade games that include both single player and multi-player competitions. The arcade is fun for all age groups from kids and teens to adults.
Shops & Such
Belmont Park also has some great beach shopping experiences, and you can find the best in surf, skate and bike apparel. Wings offers beach clothes, swimsuits, sandals, shoes and accessories as well. You can get temporary tattoos and create your own design at the Henna Heaven, then show them off while sunbathing on Mission Beach.
Mission Bay Park is adjacent with grassy picnic areas, water sports and playgrounds. SeaWorld San Diego is just a short drive from Belmont Park and offers extensive educational opportunities about sea life as well as fun attractions. The downtown harbor area is just 15 minutes away with many unique attractions such as The Midway Museum, The Maritime Museum, The Gaslamp District for shopping and clubbing, and Seaport Village. Just north of Belmont Park in Mission Beach is the beautiful resort town of La Jolla, which offers some of the best snorkeling in La Jolla Cove, a protected underwater park and marine life refuge area. The village has many upscale boutiques for shopping and great dining spots overlooking the ocean.
Places to Eat Nearby
The park hosts a wide variety of restaurants and other eateries if you get hungry from all the fun. You can grab a burger and beer at the Wavehouse Bar and Grill while watching the surfers and boogie boarders practice on the FlowRider, or you can indulge in comfort food such as fish and chips or chili cheese fires. Belmont Park is in the heart of the Mission Beach business district with dozens of restaurants and kiosks to grab a bite to eat.
- Cane’s Bar and Grill is located at the south end of Belmont Park, and its menu includes pizza, salads, Mexican dishes and burgers, as well as some awesome veggie burgers. The club also has live entertainment.
- The Beachcomber Bar will give an authentic taste of beach life with its live music, grub, pool, darts and free popcorn.
- La Playa Taco Shop has a wide array of tacos, shrimp, horchata, burritos, carne asada and pico de gallo.
- The North Shore Café offers breakfast all day, and the Patio Grill serves pizza and submarine sandwiches.
Need to Know
- Daily, 11:00 am–5:30 pm. Operating hours vary by season.
- Check the Belmont Park site for current hours of operation or call (858) 228-9283
- Closed during inclement weather, Christmas Day, and various weekdays from October to February.
Directions & Address
3146 Mission Blvd San Diego, CA 92109 Driving: I-5 S to Sea World Drive. Follow the signs to West Mission Bay Drive. I-5 N to Hwy. 8 W. Follow the signs to West Mission Bay Drive. Public Transportation: Old Town or Mission Trolley on ‘C’ Street and 3rd Avenue to Old Town Transit Center. Transfer to Bus 34 or 34a to Belmont Park.
Save on Tickets with a Go San Diego Card
Remember, the Go San Diego® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which includes Belmont Park tickets, plus admission to your choice of other top attractions. Save up to 55% on top museums, tours, and activities vs. paying at the gate. Visit multiple attractions for one low price.