On a mission in San Diego
Ended with a train ride and bus trip out to mission beach.
I arrived at Old Town just in time to see the fireworks.
After that, it was OP.
Staying at the beach is a pretty mixed experience. It seems very safe in general. There is a lot of foot traffic and people continue to go to the beach after hours for swims. There was only one other person apparently sleeping on the beach.
The biggest disadvantage is the unseasonably cool San Diego weather and the mist. It mists all night which means your top layer of clothing or blanket will get damp. As the temperature drops, it can get quite cool. You will need multiple layers of clothing to compensate for this.
The atmosphere itself is quite relaxing.
I’m still trying to locate shower facilities. If worse comes to worse, there is always the ocean.