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San Diego Sights

Border Field State Park

  • Monument Rd. Map It
  • South Bay
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 10/23/2014

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San Diego's southernmost beach lies within Border Field State Park, an area with sand dunes and salt marshes favored by horseback riders and hikers. The Tijuana River Estuary, designated as a Wetland of National Importance, is a haven for endangered birds. The beach has soft sand, but due to the amount of debris and seaweed that washes up on the shore, it's not a particularly good place for sunbathing. You're better off going for a long walk or picnicing at one of the

Monument Mesa sites, which offer scenic ocean views, barbecue grills, and shaded areas. Flooding in winter often restricts access, but normally the park is open to pedestrians, hikers, and equestrians on weekdays. Because of state budget cuts, motorized vehicles are permitted only on weekends and holidays. Beware : Swimming and wading are discouraged due to inshore holes and rip currents, and because no lifeguards are on duty. Amenities: parking (fee), toilets. Best for: solitude, walking.

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Sight Information

Address:

Monument Rd., 15 miles south of San Diego, San Diego, California, 91932, United States

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Website: www.parks.ca.gov

Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle

Updated 10/23/2014

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