San Diego Beaches
San Diego Beaches
San Diego beaches are nestled along 70 miles of pristine coastline; some are shielded by rocky cliffs others are long and expansive, and others are hidden in tiny coves. San Diego beaches are as varied as the people who visit them.
La Jolla Cove
Picturesque beaches bordered by jagged cliffs and palm tree lined parks. La Jolla offers pristine waters good for snorkeling and kayaking. You can have lunch on the terrace of fine restaurants, take a stroll in the shopping district that rivals Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hill's or sit and have a coffee and watch the crowd go by. Read Reviews...
One of the most iconic beaches of San Diego. Ride the Giant Dipper, rent a pair of roller blades to skate up and down the boardwalk. You'll find everything from hot dog stands to fine dining. Most of the action at Mission Beach is near Belmont park on the corner of Mission Bay Drive and Mission Blvd.
Tip: Don't park in the residential side streets. You will be less apt to be towed if you use the public parking across from the beach.-Read TripAdvisor Reviews
Moonlight Beach is the perfect family beach offering, a playground for kids, a snack shop, a rental store for boogie boards and beach toys, fire pits, volleyball courts and plenty of parking.
Located at 400 B St. in Encinitas, CA-Read TripAdvisor Reviews
Carlsbad State Beach
One of San Diego's best kept secrets which the local surfers love. If you're looking for great surf, head to Tamarack Street. Warm Water Jetty (by the large Electric Power Plant) and Terramar (near the lagoon). Checkout South Carlsbad State beach if you're looking for a great place to camp at the beach. Read TripAdvisor Reviews
Ocean Beach, known better by the locals as OB, is a melting pot of cultures and people. OB is a classic southern California beach town with vintage VW van's, surf and taco shops and great shopping. Go here to get your funk on. Trust me, it's groovy!-Read TripAdvisor Reviews