San Diego, California Beaches
Activities range from swimming and surfing to sunbathing and seashell collecting. Boardwalks abound and they're perfect for bicycling, skateboarding, roller-blading, jogging, and strolling.
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Pacific Beach -Swimmers and surfers have their own separate areas at Pacific Beach. And if you're not into either, you can rent a bicycle and ride along the boardwalk.
During the summer months, you can usually find a party on the beach or lots of action in any number of the bars that dot the Pacific Beach area. Families with kids will usually end up at North Pacific Beach, from Tourmaline to Crystal Pier, as it's a much calmer and quieter section that features lifeguards supervising the swimming areas.
Mission Beach -Many visitors to Mission Beach have compared it to the classic beaches on the East Coast, such as New Jersey's Atlantic City and Brooklyn's Coney Island. Mission Beach is known for excellent surfing along with skating, skateboarding, and bike riding.
On the Mission Bay side of the beach, there's the Aquatic Center where kids can learn to sail as well as many grassy spots for families to picnic. The beach side boasts miles of busy boardwalk while the bayside is home to quiet coves and pedestrian paths. In the heart of Mission Beach, you'll find takeout restaurants, surf shops, carnival rides, and bars galore.
Carlsbad State Beach -There are lots of facets to Carlsbad State Beach, which is a great place to play and spread your recreational wings. Surfers are drawn to areas like Tamarack, Warm Water Jetty, and Terramar. And because these spots are so popular, they can be very crowded.
If hunger pangs strike after surfing, swimming, or sunbathing, you'll find a fine array of restaurants at the north end of the beach near Carlsbad Village Drive, a residential section with plenty of parks. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is where you'll encounter a YMCA water sports camp, a waterskiing concession, and a fish farming program.
Ocean Beach -This cozy beach located between the San Diego River and the Point Loma hills provides a veritable small-town feel. Inviting cafés can be found in abundance along the boardwalk.
There's also a pier for fishing. Jetties create amazing waves so surfers have a field day all day long. And the friendly atmosphere that permeates Ocean Beach makes it articleine for swimmers and sunbathers. Best of all, the beach is complete with lifeguards for both the surfing and swimming areas.
Coronado Beach -There are three distinct sections that comprise Coronado Beach. North Beach, which covers the area from Sunset Park to the North Island Naval Base, is a surfers' paradise. Dogs and their owners are most welcome here. What's more, a dozen fire rings can be found located up against the dunes. Central Beach goes from Ocean Boulevard to the southern end of the renowned Hotel Del Coronado.
While it has a tendency to get crowded with swimmers and sunbathers, Central Beach is worth the visit. A large beach area situated south of the Hotel Del Coronado to Silver Strand, The Shores is ideal for long-boarding and body-boarding.