Beach Guide

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.

If you want to enjoy a cool alcoholic beverage during your beach vacation, be sure to step off the sand and into one of the many restaurants and bars that line the shoreline. As of January 2008, alcohol is no longer allowed on San Diego beaches.

You will also discover why the Travel Channel and locals in-the-know call Coronado Beach one of America's best.


Blacks Beach - Torrey Pines

Surfing in Pacific Beach