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Are you looking for something to do on a hot summer day? Luckily, we live in a place where the weather outside is delightful, the sun shines bright, and the wind is just right! Can you hear it calling you? Yes, we'll take you to the beach!
Amongst all the things San Diego has to offer, the beaches are definitely one of the best. With great weather all throughout the year and that 70 mile coastline, all you need to do is choose what activities you like, from relaxing under the sun to surfing the tides, San Diego is sure to have it.
With two miles of gorgeous oceanfront, Mission Beach offers nightlife, entertainment, and great surfing in designated areas. The majority of beachgoers are local college and university students, tourists and permanent residents of the beach. You are sure to be satisfied as there are many activities to choose from such as sunbathing, shopping, skateboarding, surfing, boogie boarding, kiteboarding, visiting Belmont Park, walking, jogging and bicycling on the boardwalk, and so much more. Parking is limited so it is better to come early but if you can't, you can visit by bus or ride a bike if you're into a little exercise.
Mission Bay is the largest man-made water park in the country and is home to SeaWorld San Diego, located south of the Pacific Beach. Consisting of 4,235 acres with 27 miles of shoreline. There's plenty of activities you can do at Mission Bay and if you have explored all of SeaWorld then you can enjoy a fun day of cycling, jogging, roller skating and skateboarding, sunbathing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, sailing, and camping which are also popular activities in the area.
Del Mar Beach
Del Mar Beach is divided into three main beaches, first is The River Mouth, also know as the Dog Beach, has a wide area where dogs are allowed to run around and play. The second is the North Del Mar City Beach where you can obtain a sun-kissed, perfect glow skin on this wonderful side of the beach. And the third is South Del Mar City Beach, a long, cliff-lined, isolated area, suitable for long walks or jogs. Typically, this is one of the most beautiful family-friendly and dog-friendly beaches. This area has what is considered as one of the most desirable climates in the United States. The Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park border the sand around 15th street and is one of the best places for picnics, events, walking and jogging. The area is very kid friendly and has a playground for toddlers and it also has access to fashionable shops and restaurants.
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One of the most exciting events in the Imperial Beach is happening this month! It's the Annual US Open Sand Castle Building Contest! Competitors from around the world come here to show their incredible creations of creatures of all worlds, from fairytales to the underworld, castles to fortresses, dragons to other mythical beings. You can enjoy surfing, body boarding and swimming and fishing from waters closer to the pier all throughout summer. And if you're a nature lover and digs the wildlife, you will find this place interesting as this is home to the National Wildlife Refuge and Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center. This is a delight to the nature enthusiasts. And make sure you take advantage of their guided nature hikes and visitor information!
Carlsbad Beach is as locals said to be San Diego's best-kept secret. It is comprised of a series of small beaches divided by sea walls with relatively low cliffs. The Sea walls is a paved 4-mile walking/jogging path along the coast that separates the beach from Coast Hwy 101. This beach is ideal for the family and also a great place for camping. You will often find people shopping, walking, jogging, cycling, roller-blading, and kayaking. This is indeed a local paradise! However, I recommend you to make reservations in advance, especially in the summer.
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La Jolla Beach
Known as "the Jewel" of San Diego. The name was derived from the Spanish word la joya which means "the jewel". And true to its name. La Jolla features luxury homes, fine dining and upscale shopping that is comparable to Beverly Hill's Rodeo Drive. It’s home to some of the best beaches and reefs in the state including La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove and also one of the beaches to learn surfing, scuba, and stand-up-paddle boarding because of the sandy bottom, gentle waves and ease of getting into the ocean.
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Coronado Beach is easily one the most beautiful beaches in San Diego. Anybody can say this after one look at the shimmering Mica in the sand. The northern end is called the North Beach, a dog-friendly beach and a summer hot spot for surfing. The main part is Central Beach, runs along Ocean Boulevard south to the famous Hotel Del Coronado, one of the three major resorts. This city is home to three major resorts, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Island Marriott and Loews Coronado Bay Resort. It is said to be one of the most romantic beaches, so if you're thinking about doing something romantic for your loved one, this might a good way to start. This beach is so beautiful you can take anyone you like! There are a lot of activities your family will enjoy such as surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, sunbathing and tidepools during low tide at Coronado Central Beach.