A short ride North on I5, Carlsbad’s beaches are one of San Diego’s best kept secrets. This area is a popular destination for swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, and camping.
Coronado Beach is a great place to bring the kids, rated one of the best family beaches by the Travel Channel for several years. Families with dogs can bring their pets to Dog Run Beach to roam freely off the leash.
This mile-long shore on the north side of the city slopes gently into the ocean making it one of the calmest of San Diego beaches. A long boardwalk separates the beach from La Jolla Shore Park, a great spot for family picnicking and outdoor games.
Mission Beach’s two miles of pristine coastline has something to offer everyone in the family. Take a walk, bike, or skate down the boardwalk, or visit the roller coaster, bumper cars and arcade in Belmont Park.
Moonlight Beach is one of the best beaches in San Diego County, located 25 miles north of the city in Encinitas. This wide beach offers swimming, surfing and fishing but a large playground, snack bar, fire pits, and beach volleyball courts offer a little something for everyone.
A small beach community, Ocean Beach is one of the most relaxed places in all of Southern California. OB for short, this beach town has several landmark attractions including the longest pier on the west coast.
A young beach town with a popular nightlife scene which attracts a college-aged and young professional crowd. Pacific Beach is also a great spot to catch some waves go kayaking, sailing or paddle boarding.
Silver Strand State Beach is the ultimate spot for oceanfront RV camping. Located next to Coronado beach, it is also a great spot to picnic, play volleyball, swim, kayak, or surf.
A half hour drive north of San Diego, this beach is bordered by rocky cliffs, and is perfect for activities like surfing and boogie boarding. There are five main areas: Seaside, Tide Beach, Fletcher Cove, Seascape Beach and Del Mar Shores.
A quintessential Southern California beach, swimming, surfing and fishing are popular, but the picturesque landscape makes for a great stroll along the beach. Or watch daring hang gliders do tricks in the strong winds that sweep along the coastal cliffs.
A well regarded surf location because of its powerful waves. However, due to the strong shore-break, swimming, diving and snorkeling is not recommended at Windansea Beach.