– Al and I started working on our travel trailer early in the morning. After going into town for a part, Al said, ” Let’s go biking.” Without hesitation, I was in my biking riding togs by the time he had the bikes loaded in the truck. It was getting too hot to stay home and work.
Biking Mission Beach to Pacific Beach is a great way to spend the day. You never know what or who you will see on your ride. There are so many places to go. We started out on the boardwalk going North to Pacific Beach, we biked just north of Crystal Pier. This is not a ride you want to do on a busy weekend, since the boardwalk turns into a major traffic jam. The picture in the top left is the end of the boardwalk looking south. You can see Crystal Pier. It is 2 3/4 miles from the jetty to the south. For more information about our ocean boardwalk click here.
The Crystal Pier cottages are a great place to stay. Al and I stayed in one years ago. The waves hitting the pier lulls you to a sleep. The cottages have been used as Hollywood locations.
After we biked all the way north, we headed back to Belmont Park and had lunch at KOJACKS, which faces Belmont Park.
There are a large variety of resturant and shops surrounding the area. The park started its life as an amusement park back in 1925. One of the oldest, wooden roller coasters, the Giant Dipper, is there and still running. It celebrated is 85th year in 2010 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. When Q and I were kids, it was still an amusement park, and we rode “The Dipper”.
After our lunch, we headed south down to the jetty located at the end of the boardwalk. From there we headed over to Mission Bay.
So here is the start of the bay side. Look for part 2. 🙂 Lots to see and which way to go.