Beaches in San Diego to Fit All Types

 by So Diego Tours

It is another beautiful day in sunny San Diego yet you just can’t seem to decide which beach to enjoy today. Although there is no such thing as a bad decision in this case, here is our advice to help you plan out your day. Whether you are hanging out with the family, looking for a romantic place to spend with that special person, or seeking a little adrenaline rush, San Diego has just the right beach spot for you!

Family Fun

Mission Beach

San Diego BeachesIf you are in San Diego with your family, you won’t want to miss out on the fun-filled opportunities that Mission Beach has to offer. Mission Beach has plenty of sand, sun, and surf to satisfy any beach goers needs, but it is also the site of something not found at any of the other San Diego beaches. Located right next to the boardwalk, Belmont Park is an oceanfront amusement park with something to offer to everyone! Grab the family and jump on the roller coaster for a whole new view of the Pacific Ocean! Mission Beach is packed with activities from a bike ride along the boardwalk, to a game of volleyball or basketball, to simply enjoying an ice cream cone on the beach with your loved ones.

Coronado Island

Coronado, San Diego CA
Coronado beaches are surrounded by beautiful homes that provide great scenery for exploring on bike or foot and the calm ocean waves and large areas of sand are perfect for playing with the kids at the beach.

Romance on the Mind

La Jolla

La Jolla Cove
Perhaps you are looking for a more romantic place to spend the day in the company of someone special. La Jolla offers a great stretch of scenery that is perfect for taking a relaxing walk along the coast or finding the perfect spot on the sand or grass to soak up the sun. La Jolla is also filled with many restaurants with gorgeous views of the ocean to really give your day a little something special.

Sunset Cliffs
San Diego BeachesOur other top pick for a romantic beach spot in San Diego is Sunset Cliffs. Sunset Cliffs, located in Ocean Beach, is home to some of our all time favorite views in San Diego. Picture you and that special someone walking hand in hand along the cliffs overlooking the ocean as the sun slowly descends below the horizon and the sky is illuminated by a warm spectrum of colors. Now if that isn’t romantic I don’t know what it. The best part about Sunset Cliffs is that it is a versatile location. If you are the adventurous type this is also a great place for you to explore. There are many paths and routes you can choose from to climb down the cliffs and explore the beach areas below!

Adventurous Souls

Torrey Pines State Reserve
San Diego BeachesIf you are really looking for some hiking adventures and something to get your blood pumping come visit Torrey Pines State Reserve. These hiking trails lead you from the beach to the highest cliffs and are a great place to get some physical activity in.

Black’s Beach


For the extreme adventure junkie, you can also reach Black’s Beach from Torrey Pines Beach, San Diego’s only nude beach. Warning: no matter which way you go to get to Black’s be prepared to do some walking/hiking!

Single and Ready to Mingle

Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach San DiegoFor those who are looking to bask in the sun and in the hotties, Pacific Beach is the beach you are looking for. Pacific Beach also has the reputation of being the ‘college beach’. The main street, Garnet, is lined with bars, restaurants and affordable shops. There are also plenty of rooftop bars and restaurants to pick from right on the beach. It is the perfect place to go if you are looking for sun, fun and babes!

 No matter what beach you choose, it is sure to be a memorable day with all the activities San Diego has to offer! What are some of your favorite beach spots and why?

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