Belmont Park Beach-Front Amusement Park located in Mission Bay Park

In all of California, Belmont Park is one of the few remaining Amusement Parks located

right on the Beach. It is was built in 1925 by John D. Spreckels, the sugar tycoon, and

has the original wooden roller coaster, the Giant Dipper, which is listed on the National

Register of Historic Places. It also boasts the largest fresh water indoor pool in San

Diego, called the Plunge. The Liberty Carousel has been recreated to be reminiscent

of the golden era of carousels and has painted murals depicting the story of when Father

Junipero Serra first discovered San Diego’s Mission Bay.

Besides the amusement park rides, visitors can enjoy a variety of arcade and midway style games,

a vertical plunge, laser tag, and beachfront restaurants. It’s a great way to enjoy a few hours of fun and

admission into Belmont Park is free as well as parking in nearby lots. We like to enjoy

sushi while watching a magnificent Pacific Ocean Sunset from the newly opened rooftop

restaurant and bar called Cannonball. For a little excitement, you can’t beat watching

the ‘wanna be surfers’ tackeling the Wave Machines while enjoying lunch or dinner at

the WaveHouse Beach Club.


And the best part is that Belmont Park is only a scenic 2

1/2 mile bike ride around Mission Bay or a short 5 minute drive from the Beach Hut Bed

and Breakfast!