Are those summertime blues starting to set in? Don’t get ahead of yourself! There’s still time for a final trip to the beach to soak in the sun, squish some warm sand between your toes and splash around in the ocean waves. For inspiration, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite San Diego beach spots.
Experience Classic SoCal at Pacific Beach
Looking for a fun beach to escape to with your squad? Pacific Beach is exactly what you’ve envisioned when you think of a Southern California beach spot. It’s especially popular with the younger crowds, with a lively bar scene and a 3.5-mile boardwalk flooded with shops and restaurants looking out at the ocean. It is also home to the historical Crystal Pier, a 1927 wooden pier with beautiful hotel cottages on top.
Family time at Del Mar City Beach
With over 100 beaches in the San Diego area, Del Mar City Beach is considered one of the best and for good reason! No matter what you’re interested in, Del Mar City Beach offers something for everyone. Stretching over two miles, people flock to this beach for its diversity of activities – swimming, great surfing and two beachside parks, perfect for picnics and playing with your littles.
Hang Ten at Swami’s Beach
Just 25 miles outside of San Diego is a California surfer’s dream town, Encinitas. It’s here that the stunning Swami’s Beach attracts world-class surfers from all around the globe. Not quite ready to hit the waves? No problem. Check out Bluff-top Park nestled just above the beach itself. Here you can grab a good spot to take in the views and watch the pros take the drop!
Get Competitive at Moonlight State Beach
If you’re up for some friendly competition, Moonlight State Beach is the place for you! The beach is lined with volleyball and tennis courts for you to show off your athletic side (or maybe not-so-athletic side). Either way, you’re sure to have a good time! After working up a sweat, the designated swimming and surfing areas are the perfect place to cool off and take a dip. During the summer, the park also hosts a summer concert series.
Sunsets at Carlsbad State Beach
What better way to end your vacation than watching a beautiful SoCal sunset? Carlsbad State Beach offers one of the best sunsets on the west coast! Watch the sun disappear into the Pacific while enjoying a nice picnic with the family or tossing a frisbee around with your friends. Capture some beautiful silhouette photos with your crew and reminisce over your favorite moments during your vacation.
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