With that in mind, I’ve put together a guide to the best beaches in San Diego by area. I live in San Diego, so I have also indicated my favorites within each beach area and why.
From the towering 300 ft. sea cliffs below the Gliderport to the sandy beaches of La Jolla Shores, the coastline varies dramatically in La Jolla.
When most people think of Coronado, the iconic Hotel del Coronado and the picturesque Coronado Bridge come to mind.
The two miles of stunning sandy Del Mar beaches are divided into three parks. All are family-friendly, and one is particularly dog-friendly.
A locally famous surf spot with some memorable public art, great views, and a lot of local stories.
As you pull in, take the low road directly to the adjacent beach. This San Diego beach has lifeguards, restrooms, and showers and is popular with families.
The five miles of pretty sandy Carlsbad beaches are often quieter than those in the south because in most parts the bluffs provide some privacy from city life.