San Diego, CA is home to more than 70 miles of coastline and is known for the warm weather, fine dining, awesome museums, premium shopping and a host of other activities. Visiting the beach on your visit to San Diego will be and should high on the must-do activity list. Read on below for a few of the favorites among locals and tourists alike.
Coronado Municipal Beach
The Coronado Municipal Beach consists of 4 different beach areas. These include Glorietta Bay Park, Coronado City Beach, Tidelands Park, and Centennial Park. The island is easily reachable by public bus or car. The family beach is also perfect for kite flying because of the beaches flat profile. The northern part of the beach is pet-friendly and is close to the famous Hotel Del Coronado that dates back to the 19th century. The Coronado is a popular destination for royalty and celebrities.
Pacific Beach is situated right between Mission Beach and La Jolla. Pacific Beach or as it is also well known, “The Strand,” is a two-mile-long beach that is ideal for long strolls and family activities. Pacific Beach in San Diego is one of the most famous beaches and attracts thousands of visitors each day and throughout the year. Equipment such as scuba diving gear is available. There are numerous bars, and restaurants and lifeguards are on duty daily. It is important to remember that surfing is only allowed in very specific designated areas only. The small beach features a very active bar scene, where The Raw Bar and JRDN Lounge are the most popular among the locals. Visitors will want to surely visit the 90=year old Crystal Pier or check out the boardwalk with is approximately 3.5 miles long.
If you are a dog owner, then Ocean Beach is the perfect beach for you and your four-pawed furry pets. Ocean Beach in sunny San Diego also has a special are designated where your furry one can run around without a leash. The famous Ocean Beach Pier, the number one perfect spot for fishing is located on the other end of the beach. The one cool feature is that you do not have to have a fishing license to fish on Ocean Beach. As with the other beaches there are plenty of bars and restaurants to unwind and relax and just sit back and enjoy the view. Word of caution though, Ocean Beach has strong rip currents, so visitors are encouraged to stay close to the lifeguard towers when swimming. Surfing is also allowed on Ocean Beach again, only in special designated areas for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Beach attracts thousands of visitors a day that include locals and tourists alike. La Jolla is that perfect family beach and is the best in the region for surfing and paddle boarding. La Jolla offers scuba lessons because of the sandy bottom and the ocean easy access. The large grassy area of the beach is a perfect place for Yoga and many people from all over come strictly for the Yoga lessons. It should be noted that there is a no fishing policy at La Jolla.