There are many things to see and do in San Diego, so it is no wonder why this city is visited by thousands of tourists each year. For example, San Diego is the home of Balboa Park (San Diego Zoo), Broadway Street, San Diego railway, Seaport Village, Sea World etc. But truth to be told, most tourist come to San Diego to check the coastline and the beaches.

Beaches and docks in San Diego entertain locals and tourists. During the day you can swim, ride a bike, or surf. Enjoy a walk or barbeque with friends and family. There are different types of beaches in San Diego and people can choose a beach depending on their preferences. For example, people can watch seals that come on the sand at La Jolla Cove beach where you can enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are located just 5 minutes from the center of San Diego. So, you can explore downtown San Diego and still enjoy the beautiful beach. The only downside is the parking, because it’s hard to find a free parking spot especially during the weekends. It is good to visit this beach early in the morning if you are going there by car.

If you are looking for a quiet, family oriented beach around 15 minutes drive from the center of San Diego, Del Mar beach is perfect for people of all ages, especially for families with children and those looking to relax under the hot sun in San Diego. In addition, the Del Mar Fair takes place two weeks of the year and starts in the middle of June. There are a lot of concerts, booths, and rides on this fair.

Finally, you can check Coronado Beach if you are looking for something completely different. This beach is located on Coronado Island and you can go there by car, bus, taxi or private shuttle. The island is linked to San Diego with a bridge. Many people go there in order to practice surfing because the waves are ideal for beginner surfers. Although this beach is known as a family beach, young people can find many interesting activities while they are at Coronado beach.

These are only some of the many beautiful beaches in San Diego and we suggest you explore the coastline more thoroughly when you are here because you never know what you can find! Here is a list of other San Diego beaches not mentioned above: La Jolla Shores, Ocean Beach, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Silver Strand State Beach, Sunset Cliffs, and Moonlight Beach.

Experience the luxurious side of San Diego while on vacation or while contemplating a move to San Diego by staying at one of the many 5 star resorts near the beach. Find luxury at Manchester Grand Hyatt, The Leows Coronado Bay Resort, TOWER23 Hotel, or The Grand Del Mar. 

San Diego Beaches

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas

beaches in San Diego