When we lived in LA for a year, we talked about going to the beach but only drove out a handful of times. Isn’t it funny how sometimes you take the things near you for granted? When we moved back to San Diego, I knew I had to take full advantage of being back on the coast and decided to create a bucket list for beaches to check off.

Ultimate Guide to San Diego Beaches + Map to Help You Get Around // localadventurer.com

GUIDE TO SAN DIEGO BEACHES

1. Carlsbad Beaches

  • Carlsbad State Beach South
  • Carlsbad Blvd Beach
  • Tamarack State Beach
  • North Ponto Beach ✓
  • South Ponto Beach
  • Ocean Street
  • Robert C Frazee (South of Carlsbad Village)

2. Cardiff-by-the-Sea Beaches

  • Pipes
  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Cardiff State Beach
  • South Cardiff State Beach
  • Cardiff Reef
  • George’s

3. Coronado Beaches

  • North Beach (dog beach)
  • Coronado Central Beach ✓
  • Glorietta Bay Beach and Park ✓
  • Silver Strand State Beach ✓
  • Ferry Landing Marketplace
  • Avenida Del Sol at Coronado Shores

4. Del Mar Beaches

  • Del Mar Dog Beach / North Beach
  • Seagrove Park
  • Powerhouse Park
  • Del Mar City Beach (divided into north & south of 15th st)
  • 4th – 13th St
  • 17th – 19th St
  • 20th – 24th St
  • 25th – 29th St

5. Encinitas Beaches

  • Moonlight State Beach
  • Boneyards / D Street Beach
  • Swami’s Beach
  • Sea Cliff

6. Imperial Beach

  • Border Field State Park
  • Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge
  • Imperial Beach Blvd
  • Imperial Beach Municipal Pier ✓
  • Palm Ave Beach
  • Dunes Park
  • Seacoast Drive

7. La Jolla Beaches (North of the Village, South of the Village, the Village)

  • La Jolla Shores  ✓ (North of the Village)
  • Black’s Beach (North of the Village / nude beach) ✓
  • Torrey Pines City Beach (North of the Village) ✓
  • The Children’s Pool / Casa Cove (Village of La Jolla) ✓
  • La Jolla Cove (Village of La Jolla / best for tidepooling) ✓
  • Sea Caves (Village of La Jolla)
  • Bird Rock (South of the Village)
  • La Jolla Strand Park (South of the Village)
  • Windansea (South of the Village / best for surfing)
  • Marine Street Beach (South of the Village)
  • Hospitals Beach
  • Horseshoe

8. Leucadia Beaches

  • Stone Steps
  • Beacon’s Beach
  • Grandview

9. Mission Bay ✓

10. Mission Beaches ✓

  • Mission Beach North (has Belmont Park)
  • Mission Beach South

11. Ocean Beaches

  • Ocean Beach Original Dog Beach ✓
  • Ocean Beach & Pier
  • Beach Access South of Pier
  • Sunset Cliffs Park ✓

12. Oceanside Beaches

  • Harbor Beach / the Jetties
  • Oceanside City Beach / the Strand
  • Breakwater Way
  • Pier View North
  • Pier View South
  • St. Malo Beach
  • Oceanside Boulevard Beach
  • Buccaneer Beach
  • Tyson Street Beach
  • Wisconson Street Beach
  • Cassidy Street Beach ✓

13. Point Loma Beaches

14. Pacific Beaches

  • Tourmaline Surfing Park 
  • North Pacific Beach ✓
  • Pacific Beach 
  • Palisades Park Beach
  • Loring Street

15. San Onofre Beaches

  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Seascape Beach

16. Solana Beaches

  • Fletcher Cove Beach Park
  • Tide Beach
  • Seascape Surf
  • Del Mar Shores

MAP OF SAN DIEGO BEACHES:

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