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Because there are 31 Beaches on the San Diego Coastline.
Come Explore.

Each beach in San Diego County offers a distinct experience, from the serene shores of Solana Beach to the bustling boardwalk of Mission Beach.
Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, these coastal gems provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable experiences.

Exploring the Coastal Gems of San Diego: A Guide to the 31 Beaches of the County

San Diego County, known for its breathtaking coastline and vibrant beach culture, is home to 31 unique beaches, each offering its own allure. This guide takes you on a journey through these coastal gems, perfect for residents and visitors alike.


ALL 31 Beaches In San Diego County

Coronado Beach

Located in the charming town of Coronado, this beach is known for its gentle waves, making it ideal for families. The iconic Hotel del Coronado adds to its picturesque setting. 

North County Beaches

Del Mar Beach - Upscale and elegant, Del Mar Beach is known for its beautiful cliffs, excellent surfing spots, and proximity to Del Mar Racetrack.


Torrey Pines State Beach - Known for its rugged cliffs and the adjacent Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, this beach offers a more natural, wild setting.

Encinitas Beaches - Encinitas offers a series of beaches, each with its charm, from the famous surf break at Swami's to the family-friendly Moonlight State Beach.

Stone Steps Beach - Nestled in Encinitas, this beach is a local secret, accessed via a set of stone steps, perfect for a quiet day by the sea.

Leucadia State Beach - A series of small beaches beneath the bluffs of Leucadia, offering a more rugged and natural beach experience.

Solana Beach - Renowned for its secluded coves and artistic community, Solana Beach offers a peaceful retreat with stunning sunsets.

Fletcher Cove Beach Park - Located in Solana Beach, this small beach is family-friendly and close to local shops and eateries.

Cardiff State Beach - Popular among surfers for its consistent waves, Cardiff State Beach also boasts tide pools and a serene atmosphere.


Carlsbad State Beach - A family-friendly beach known for its campgrounds and calm waters, perfect for paddleboarding and fishing.

Tamarack Surf Beach - Part of Carlsbad State Beach, it's renowned for its consistent surf conditions and a great spot for longboarders.

Ponto Beach - A less crowded alternative in Carlsbad, popular among local surfers and families for its relaxed atmosphere.


Oceanside Harbor Beach - A wide, sandy beach ideal for families, with a nearby marina offering boating and water activities.

San Onofre State Beach - Famous for its surfing history and as a gathering place for the surfing community, with a laid-back and retro vibe.

South Beaches

Imperial Beach - Located near the US-Mexico border, Imperial Beach is known for its beautiful pier, annual sandcastle competition, and tranquil ambiance. 

Silver Strand State Beach - A narrow strip between Coronado and Imperial Beach, perfect for water sports, camping, and picnics.

Dog Beach - Located in Ocean Beach, this is a haven for dogs and their owners, where pets can roam freely without a leash.

Pacific Beach

A favorite among young adults, Pacific Beach offers a lively nightlife and a busy beach scene, perfect for surfing and sunbathing.

Mission Beach

Famous for Belmont Park and its historic roller coaster, Mission Beach is a hub of activity with a vibrant boardwalk and ample water sports opportunities. 

Ocean Beach

A laid-back atmosphere defines Ocean Beach, popular for its dog-friendly area and the Ocean Beach Pier, one of the longest on the West Coast.

Sunset Cliffs

Offers dramatic cliffside views, especially beautiful at sunset, and a more secluded beach experience.


A hotspot for surfers and kiteboarders, located at the north end of Pacific Beach.


Located in La Jolla, this beach is famous for its surf breaks, scenic beauty, and the historic Windansea Shack.

South Mission Beach

A wider and less crowded section of Mission Beach, known for its volleyball courts and proximity to the jetty.

La Jolla Beaches

La Jolla Shores - Ideal for families and beginner surfers, La Jolla Shores features gentle waves and a scenic backdrop with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography pier.

La Jolla Cave - This small, picturesque cove is a paradise for snorkelers, swimmers, and scuba divers, thanks to its clear waters and abundant marine life.

Kellogg Park Beach - Situated at La Jolla Shores, this is a vast grassy park adjacent to the beach, great for picnics and family gatherings.

Marine Street Beach - In La Jolla, this beach is known for its powerful waves and is a favorite among body surfers and bodyboarders.

Shell Beach - A small beach in La Jolla, adjacent to Ellen Browning Scripps Park, known for its tide pools and rocky shore.

Children’s Pool Beach - A small beach in La Jolla, originally designed as a swimming area for children, now a favorite spot to view seals and sea lions.

Torrey Pines State Beach - Known for its rugged cliffs and the adjacent Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, this beach offers a more natural, wild setting.

Black's Beach - Known for its secluded location beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines, popular as a surf spot and famously known for its clothing-optional area.

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