San Diego Beaches
San Diego Beaches

San Diego beaches are some of the finest in the world.

Rear-round, you will see surfers catching waves, endless beach volleyball games and people who feel both empowered and energized by the Pacific Ocean and the cliffs that confront it. Visitors and locals know that a few hours at San Diego beaches can reinvogorate the body and feed the soul.

Each beach area has its own character and amenities (or lack thereof). La Jolla Shores Beach, for example, has some of the gentlest waves of all San Diego Beaches and is also adjacent to the San Diego Underwater Ecological Reserve. Black’s Beach, on the other hand, is more remote and is bordered by towering cliffs (and occasional nudity).

The rocky shore and pounding surf make Windansea a photographer and artist’s favorite. Below are just some of the beaches in San Diego, including some in northern communities:

Black’s Beach in La Jolla

Coronado’s Silver Strand Beach

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Shores Beach

San Diego Children’s Pool

Windansea Beach

North Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach and Crystal Pier

Mission Bay Beaches

South Mission Beach

Ocean Beach

Del Mar Beach

Dog Beach

Solana Beach

Cardiff State Beach

Swami’s Beach in Encinitas

Moonlight Beach in Encinitas

Stone Steps in Leucadia

South Carlsbad State Beach

Ponto Beach

Oceanside Beaches (plentiful!)