South Mission Beach is just below Mission Beach, and easily walkable. There are plenty of amenities, including a big grassy park with picnic tables and even a basketball court and volleyball courts. The beach here is wide, sandy, and comfortable; even on the busiest days, you’ll have no problem finding a spot to spread out on! You can feel safe bringing the little ones, too: there is a big lifeguard building here that is manned every day until dusk. The Ocean Front Walk begins at South Mission Beach, so bikers and runners can start their day here and head north all the way up to Pacific Beach.