Mission Bay is a saltwater bay or lagoon located south of the Pacific Beach community of San Diego, California. The bay is part of the recreational Mission Bay Park, the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres (17.14 km2), approximately 46% land and 54% water. The combined area makes Mission Bay Park the ninth largest municipally-owned park in the United States.
Wakeboarding, jet skiing, sailing, and camping are popular on the bay. With miles of light color sandy beaches and an equally long pedestrian path, it is equally suitable for cycling, jogging, roller skating and skateboarding, or sunbathing.
Mission Bay Yacht Club, on the west side of the bay, conducts sailing races year-round in the bay and the nearby Pacific Ocean and has produced national sailing champions in many classes.
Fiesta Island, a large peninsular park located within Mission Bay, is a popular location for charity walks and runs, bicycle races, time trials and other special events. It is also the home of the annual Over-the-line tournament.
Mission Bay is also host to the annual Bayfair Cup, which is a hydroplane boat race that takes place on the H1 Unlimited circuit.
Mission Bay High School is located in the community of Pacific Beach, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. The school built in 1953 sits on a 55-acre site with: 84 classrooms, a gymnasium and newly remodeled weight room, a library with two new computer labs, a small theater, a 790-seat auditorium, landscaped green areas, and student and faculty parking lots. A new artificial turf football with synthetic track stadium and other athletic fields are scheduled for Prop. S construction starting in October, 2013.
Currently, MBHS has an enrollment of 1,200 students. As an International Baccalaureate it is a magnet school that encourages all students from SDUSD to apply for admission. Students living within the Pacific Beach area do not need to apply.