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  • 1. Coronado Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This wide beach is one of San Diego's most picturesque thanks to its soft white sand and sparkly blue water. The historic Hotel Del Coronado...Read More

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  • 2. Crystal Pier

    Pacific Beach | Beach–Sight

    Stretching out into the ocean from the end of Garnet Avenue, Crystal Pier is Pacific Beach's landmark. A stroll to the end of the pier will...Read More

  • 3. Hotel Del Coronado

    Beach–Sight

    The Del's distinctive red-tile roofs and Victorian gingerbread architecture have served as a set for many movies, political meetings, and extravagant...Read More

  • 4. La Jolla Cove

    Beach–Sight

    This shimmering blue-green inlet surrounded by cliffs is what first attracted everyone to La Jolla, from Native Americans to the glitterati...Read More

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  • 5. Mission Bay Park

    Mission Bay | Beach–Sight

    San Diego's monument to sports and fitness, this 4,600-acre aquatic park has 27 miles of shoreline including 19 miles of sandy beaches. Playgrounds...Read More

  • 6. Mission Beach Boardwalk

    Mission Beach | Beach–Sight

    The cement pathway lining the sand from the southern end of Mission Beach north to Pacific Beach is always bustling with activity. Cyclists...Read More

  • 7. Torrey Pines State Beach and Reserve

    Beach–Sight

    With sandstone cliffs and hiking trails adjacent to the beach rather than urban development, Torrey Pines State Beach feels far away from the...Read More

  • 8. Windansea Beach

    Beach–Sight

    With its rocky shoreline and strong shore break, Windansea stands out among San Diego beaches for its dramatic natural beauty. It's one of the...Read More

  • 9. Black's Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The powerful waves at this beach attract world-class surfers, and the strand's relative isolation appeals to nudist nature lovers (although...Read More

  • 10. Children's Pool

    Beach–Sight

    Due to the groups of harbor seals that have claimed it as their own, this shallow cove, protected by a seawall, is closed to the public for...Read More

  • 11. La Jolla Shores

    Beach–Sight

    This is one of San Diego's most popular beaches due to its wide sandy shore, gentle waves, and incredible views of La Jolla Peninsula. There...Read More

  • 12. Marine Street Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This wide expanse of white sand is famous for bodysurfing due to its powerful shorebreak, but it also teems with sunbathers, swimmers, walkers...Read More

  • 13. Mission Beach

    Mission Bay | Beach–Sight

    With a roller coaster, arcade, and hot dog stands, this 2-mile-long beach has a carnival vibe and is the closest thing you'll find to Coney...Read More

  • 14. Ocean Beach

    Ocean Beach | Beach–Sight

    This mile-long beach south of Mission Bay's channel is the place to get a slice of vintage SoCal beach culture. It's likely you'll see VW vans...Read More

  • 15. Pacific Beach/North Pacific Beach

    Pacific Beach | Beach–Sight

    This beach, known for attracting a young college-age crowd and surfers, runs from the northern end of Mission Beach to Crystal Pier. The scene...Read More

  • 16. Shell Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The small cove north of the Children's Pool remains remarkably under the radar and is typically less crowded than nearby beaches like La Jolla...Read More

  • 17. Silver Strand State Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This quiet beach on a narrow sand-spit allows visitors a unique opportunity to experience both the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego Bay. The...Read More

  • 18. Sunset Cliffs

    Point Loma | Beach–Sight

    As the name would suggest, this natural park near Point Loma Nazerene University is one of the best places in San Diego to watch the sunset...Read More

  • 19. Tourmaline Surfing Park

    Pacific Beach | Beach–Sight

    Offering slow waves and frequent winds, this is one of the most popular beaches for surfers. For windsurfing and kiteboarding, it's only sailable...Read More

  • 20. Vacation Isle

    Mission Bay | Beach–Sight

    Ingraham Street bisects this island, providing two distinct experiences for visitors. The west side is taken up by the Paradise Point Resort...Read More

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