Welcome to the Beach
The beach is
more than a boundary dividing land from sea, more than a place to swim
or sunbathe. In San Diego, the beach is a way of life, a source of
pride and joy, a defining influence in people's lives. For some, the
mere memory of a mid-summer sunset melting into the Pacific is reward
enough. Others have a more intimate relationship with the sea: surfing
and sailing, biking and running, swimming and diving along San Diego's
many coastal beaches and bays. Whether you're a first-time visitor or
life-long resident, The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
encourages you to enjoy the beach and hopes the information provided
here will help you to make the most of your stay.
also discover why the Travel Channel and locals in-the-know call
one of America's best. Select a beach on the map at right to learn
more or read about the Beach Scene, Sea Safety, Outdoor Recreation and
other activities below.
The San Diego Beach Scene
You'll find information about the Lay of the Land, Water &
Weather, Wind & Waves, Tides & Tidepools, Where To Go and finally
What To Bring.
Rules and Responsibilities
Learn about Public Access and Personal Responsibility along with
what to do with your Trash, Glass, Alcohol, Fires and Pets.
Beach Safety Common sense
is the best safety tip, along with listening to the Lifeguards.
You'll avoid Water Hazards while safely enjoying the Marine Life,
Sea Cliffs and Sun & Sand.
Using the Beach Getting
There and Special Events don't have to be a hassle, though it's
good to be aware of Closures and Restricted Use rules and be sure
to always practice good Beach Etiquette.
What To Do The Recreation
list is endless and includes Fishing, Surfing, Diving, Boating,
Beach Games, Boardwalks and Beach Trails.