San Diego Activities: Visit San Diego Beaches

San Diego is known for its amazing weather and there is no better way to enjoy the near perfect weather than a day, or two visiting San Diego Beaches! Enjoying the surf, sun and sand is one of the most popular San Diego Activities.

Visiting San Diego Beaches is one of the most popular San Diego Activities!

San Diego may be best known best for its beautiful beaches and near perfect weather throughout the year, so what better way to spend a couple of days of your visit enjoying the beaches in and around San Diego? 

San Diego has nearly 70 miles of pristine coastline that tourists and San Diego residents can visit to swim in, lay out on, and surf. 

Beautiful beach in San Diego
San Diego has nearly 70 miles of pristine coastline that tourists and San Diego residents can visit to swim in, lay out on, and surf.

Come and enjoy the mild temperatures that San Diego sees during most seasons and enjoy surf and sand in a veritable wonderland for San Diego visitors of all kinds.

Why You Should Visit San Diego Beaches:

Whether you’re visiting San Diego with family, significant other or getting together with friends for an exciting San Diego vacation, you must consider taking part in one of the top San Diego Activities – playing on San Diego Beaches! 

If you love sunning on expansive beaches, San Diego has many to choose from. Want to let the kids view some tide pools? You can do that on San Diego Beaches too. San Diego Beaches offer a variety of beach types; rocky cliffs to take photos near, wide open spaces for playing volleyball and throwing Frisbee to your dog, soft sandy beaches perfect for laying out and soaking up the rays and even fire pits to cozy up during the cool coastal nights.

San Diego Beaches are as varied as the cities that surround them. Visit San Diego Beaches in North County and see the surfers in Oceanside or the dolphins that flock to Carlsbad waters. 

If you want to relax or people watch, consider driving to Encinitas, where you can also do some fun San Diego Shopping or dine at a charming Restaurant in San Diego. 

Closer to downtown San Diego, find beaches where you can participate in San Diego Activities like canoeing and kayaking. No matter which San Diego Beach calls to you, you’ll surely be able to enjoy cherished San Diego Activities like watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean or simply dipping your toes into the refreshing water.

A San Diego Beach
San Diego Beaches are as varied as the cities that surround them.

What to know about visiting San Diego Beaches:

  • Imperial Beach in San Diego is home to the Sandcastle Competition, and surfing, body boarding and swimming are also popular here throughout the summer.
  • San Onofre is in North County San Diego and boasts some of the best surfing San Diego has to offer within 1 hour of The Keating Hotel.
  • La Jolla Village is known as “The Jewel” of San Diego and features luxury homes, fine dining, and upscale shopping that rivals Rodeo Drive, alongside spectacular beaches and reefs that are freely available for visitors and locals alike.
Sea lion on a rock
San Diego Beaches are home to many wild and lazy residents!

Popular San Diego Beaches include:

  • Imperial Beach
  • San Onofre
  • Carlsbad Beach
  • Oceanside Beach
  • La Jolla Beach
  • Solana Beach
  • La Jolla Shores
  • Mission Bay Park Beach
  • Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
  • Ocean Beach
  • Pacific Beach

Be sure to ask our Concierge for up to date, seasonal information about the best beaches to visit during your stay.  

The next time you plan a visit to San Diego, be sure to include a day or two for one of the most popular San Diego Activities - Visiting San Diego Beaches.

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