San Diego Beaches

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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.


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Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach is consistently voted one of America's best beaches. You'll find it's perfect for a romantic getaway or that family vacation. Come explore Coronado and the rich history of the island. Learn More...


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...


La Jolla Shores

Families and surfers alike enjoy this beach. Protected by La Jolla Bay, the calmer waters are great for launching kayaks and scuba diving.-Read TripAdvisor Reviews


Mission Beach

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

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

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