San Diego Beaches

If you have never been to one of San Diego’s many beautiful and unique beaches then you are missing out. There is so much to do that you could spend a whole vacation an still not see all the miraculous attractions that the golden coast of California has to offer.

From the trinket riddled boardwalks to the confectionery delights of the local eateries, you can find fun almost anywhere near the San Diego beaches.

Just make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and the good times will follow. Here are a few places to get you started including hours and regulations:

Cardiff State Beach

760-753-5091 (tel. no. for San Elijo SB) $6 per car/weekdays, $8/weekends & holidays. Recommended for expert surfers and swimmers only. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Offers showers, barbecues and fishing. Exit I-5 at Encinitas Blvd, west to Hwy 101, then south for one mile.

Carlsbad State Beach

760-438-3143 (for campground)
Popular for volleyball, frisbee, board and body surfing. Offers picnic
fishing. Exit I-5 at Tamarack Ave and drive west. to Carlsbad Blvd.

Coronado Beach

619-522-7346
Excellent for experienced surfers. Popular for volleyball, showers located on Central Beach. Dogs are allowed to run free. Exit I-5 at Coronado Bridge exit, left on Orange Ave, right on Isabel Ave, right on Ocean Blvd, and drive to the most northern end.

Make sure to research curfews and alcohol regulations before you visit any of the above beaches.