Experience the Beauty of San Diego's Spectacular Beaches

  • San Diego Beaches, La Jolla Shores Sunbathers on Beach

    San Diego's Sun-Drenched Beaches Each Have Their Own Unique Appeal

    A beach is not just a beach....at least that is the case in San Diego! The San Diego shoreline begins in the south at the border of Baja California and spans 70 glorious miles to North County. Each beach along the way has its own look, its own personality, its own vibe. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Oceanside Pier

    Sunset Walks Are Magical on this Special Beach

    The setting sun transforms San Diego's beaches into a magical scene, perfect for a romantic walk in the sand. This couple enjoys a twilight stroll on the sandy beach in Oceanside, California.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Coronado Beach and Hotel del Coronado

    San Diego's Beaches are Family-Friendly

    San Diego offers several family-friendly beaches, including the expansive Coronado Municipal Beach with calm and shallow waters perfect for young children. This beach is consistently named one of the top ten beaches in the United States.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Sunset Cliffs

    Connect with Nature, High on a Sun-Splashed Cliff

    Beaches in San Diego don't consist of just surf and sand. In many coastline areas, rugged cliffs jut out into the ocean, providing spectacular views of the surf crashing below. Couples relax and reconnect as they watch the waves at Sunset Cliffs in Pt. Loma. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Artist above Sunset Cliffs

    Breathtaking Views Awaken the Artist in Us

    It's no surprise that artists and photographers find inspiration and an endless variety of subject matter along San Diego's picturesque shores. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Imperial Beach

    San Diego's Beaches Bring Out the Kid in Us

    Kids of all ages can't resist the lure of playing in the sand. Imperial Beach, San Diego's southern-most beach, serves as nature's playground year-round.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Imperial Beach Bicyclists

    Beaches and Bikes Go Hand in Hand in San Diego

    Featuring miles of boardwalks and paths, San Diego's beaches invite other forms of pleasurable activity, from biking and roller-blading to jogging and power-walking. This couple enjoys an overhead view of a national sandcastle competition from the Imperial Beach pier.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Windandsea near La Jolla, California

    San Diego Beaches Are Accessible to Everyone

    Almost all beaches in California are open to the public, so the beauty of this magical coastline is accessible to everyone without restriction. Some of San Diego's most spectacular beaches are steps away from lovely residential neighborhoods and charming coastal villages.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Carlsbad Beach

    Sand, Surf and Spectacular Scenery Make San Diego's Beaches Hard to Beat

    Many of San Diego's beaches offer a perfect combination...soft sand, picturesque cliffs, and powerful surfing waves, such as at this beach in Carlsbad, San Diego North County.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Carlsbad Beach

    A World of Nature Surrounds the San Diego Beach Experience

    A stroller on Carlsbad Beach shares his path with curious sea gulls. All kinds of sea life, from graceful pelicans to frolicking dolphins and sea lions, can be seen along San Diego's coastline. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Dog Beach--Ocean Beah

    It's A Dog's World on Select San Diego Beaches

    Dogs can splash along with their families in several designated spots along the coast. Dog Beach in Ocean Beach is one of the more popular spots to allow Fido a romp through the waves. Other beaches that allow dogs include those in Coronado, Mission Bay, and Del Mar.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Del Mar Beach

    North San Diego's Beaches Feature Rugged Cliffs and Wide Sandy Shores

    Visit one of San Diego's North County beaches when the sun is low in the sky for a memorable experience. The blue water juxtaposed against the golden cliffs is a photographer's delight. This beach is just a few minutes away from the famous Del Mar Race Track, in the coastal town of Del Mar.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Ocean Beach Pier

    Fishing Piers Add a Funky Touch to San Diego's Beaches

    Several San Diego beaches boast wooden fishing piers. They not only add to the scenery, they are also working piers from which sport fishermen can cast their lines. Built in 1966, the Ocean Beach Pier is purported to be the longest concrete pier in the United States. Walking its length is not only good exercise, but affords a fabulous view of the surfers catching the waves right below.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Coronado Strand

    There's No Better Place to Reconnect Than on a Beautiful Beach

    The Coronado Strand near San Diego's downtown is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature--and yourselves.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Pacific Beach Reflections

    San Diego Beaches are a Place for Reflection

    Literally, and figuratively, you'll find plenty of opportunities for reflection on San Diego's beautiful shores.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Pounding Waves, La Jolla

    Watching the Waves Can Be as Fun as Riding Them

    Waves are always putting on a show in San Diego. Especially in the winter months, high surf conditions can create a mesmerizing display of crashing waves as they meet the shore.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches,

    California Dreamin' is Alive & Well in San Diego

    Coastal beach towns such as Pacific Beach offer the quintessential Southern California experience....a three-mile boardwalk, sandy beach and steady surf, funky bars and restaurants, shopping, and a laid-back experience that is definitely Southern California!

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Surfboards at Oceanside Pier

    Ride the Waves as Part of Your San Diego Visit

    San Diego's surf culture is alive and well, and there are plenty of local surfing schools that will teach the beginner the rudiments of the sport.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, View from Walking Path on to La Jolla Shores

    Sometimes Just a View of a Glorious San Diego Beach Will Make Your Day

    San Diego's beach scene is unique, because you don't really have to don a bathing suit and bake on the hot sand to get the most out of your visit. Sometimes all you need to do is step out of your car and walk along a path to soak in some of the most majestic beach views you will ever experience. In La Jolla, a walk along the roadside affords the most spectacular sunset views on its rugged shoreline.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, La Jolla Couple in Park

    Relax on a Grassy Knoll and Watch the Gentle Waves

    Have a picnic on the grass and watch the waves lap the shore. La Jolla boasts several city parks with full amenities, all with spectacular views on the magnificent coastline.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Encinitas Coastline

    San Diego Gives New Meaning to a Fun Run!

    Avid walkers and runners will not find a more picturesque place to let loose than along some of San Diego's wide, sandy beaches. The coastline of Encinitas in San Diego's North County is a runner's delight.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Windandsea Beach Near La Jolla

    Is it Hawaii, or is it San Diego?

    The renowned Windandsea beach just south of La Jolla is famous for its white sand and tropical feel. While San Diego's beaches look tropical, do note that the ocean water temperature is significantly less than in destinations such as Hawaii and Florida. Summer water temperatures are pleasant, but be prepared to don a wet suit during the rest of the year if you want to swim or surf.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, La Jolla Shores

    Summer on San Diego's Beaches Can't Be Beat

    This is a view of La Jolla Shores Beach taken on a July 4 holiday. Because San Diego has 70 miles of beaches, none of them is ever over-crowded, even on popular summer holidays. Spread out, and spread your wings!

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, View on San Diego Skyline from Imperial Beach

    No Matter Where You Are in San Diego, There's a Beach Nearby

    Pristine beaches are located just minutes away from San Diego's cosmopolitan, urban core. No beach is more than a half hour away from any spot in the city.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • San Diego Beaches, Sunset over Pacific Beach

    San Diego Beach Sunsets Mark the End of A Perfect Day

    Nothing is more magical than to watch the golden sun set in the horizon from one of San Diego's beaches. If you are lucky (and it happens rarely) you might experience the infamous "green flash" as the sun sinks into the blue Pacific!

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

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