Imperial Beach

Type: Beaches, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Located south of downtown San Diego and stretching all the way to the Mexican border, Imperial Beach's main claim to fame is the annual US Open Sand Castle Building Contest held each July. During the...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily Open 24 Hours

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Beaches: "The water here isn't always great so check the quality in advance of planning to swim."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Imperial Beach has a cool vibe, typically less touristy and is considered a hidden gem (however there are things to know before going).

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