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’ tackling the Wave Machines while enjoying lunch or dinner at the Wave House 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!