The Beaches of San Diego County

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Stonestep’s Beach

For all those that live in San Diego, you are incredibly fortunate to live in this gorgeous city. With an average temp of 69.8, what is not to love.

With over 70 miles of coastline, there are endless amounts of exploring to do. Whether you go to the beach for the sun or the water or the sand, the beaches of San Diego County have something for everyone.

Here I would like to set up a comprehensive list of all possible beaches of San Diego County, beginning with the most northern shore and making my way down the coast until the most southern beach sharing its border with Mexico.

The Beaches of San Diego County

San Onofre State Beach

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Trestles3929 S El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672beaches of san diego county

Lowers

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MIddles

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Church-private military beach

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San Onofre Surf BeachOld Pacific Highway and Beach Club Road San Clemente, CA 92672

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The Point-beginning at the parking lot

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Old Man’s-middle of the parking lot

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Dog Patch-end of parking lot

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TrailsOld Pacific Highway San Clemente, CA 92672
parking at the San Onofre State Beach Campground

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Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton– 210841 12th St, Camp Pendleton North, CA 92055

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Oceanside Beaches

 

Oceanside Harbor Beach– 1540 Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

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Breakwater Way Beach– N Pacific Street and Breakwater Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Oceanside Pier View North BeachThe Strand N and Surfrider Way Oceanside, CA 92054

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Oceanside Pier View South Beach– 200 The Strand N
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Tyson Street Beach– S Pacific St and Tyson St Oceanside, CA 92054

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Wisconsin Street Beach– S Pacific St and Wisconsin Ave Oceanside, CA 92054

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Oceanside Blvd Beach– S Pacific St and Oceanside Blvd Oceanside, CA 92054

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Buccaneer Beach1500 South Pacific St Oceanside, CA 92054

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South Oceanside Beach– South Pacific St and Cassidy St Oceanside, CA 92054

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St Malo Beach (private community beach)-South Pacific St and Eaton Street Oceanside, CA 92054

Carlsbad Beaches

Carlsbad City BeachOcean Street and Grand Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Robert Frazee State Beach– 3150 Ocean St Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Tamarack State Beach– Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Warm Water Jetty Beach4315 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Terramar Beach– Carlsbad Blvd and Cerezo Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

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North Ponto Beach– Carlsbad Blvd and Island Way Carlsbad, CA 92011

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South Carlsbad State Beach– Carlsbad Blvd and Poinsettia Ln Carlsbad, CA 92011

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South Ponto Beach– Coast Hwy and La Costa Ave Encinitas, CA 92024

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Encinitas Beaches

Grandview Beach– 1700 Neptune Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024

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Beacon’s Beach 948 Neptune Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024

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Stonesteps Beach350 South El Portal Encinitas, CA 92024

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Moonlight State Beach– 386 B St Encinitas, CA 92024

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D-Street Beach– 450 D St Encinitas, CA 92024

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Boneyard Beach– 450 D St Encinitas, CA 92024

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Swami’s State Beach-Pipes- 1298 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

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San Elijo State Beach– 2050 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

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Cardiff State Beach North Beach – 2500 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92007

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Solona Beach Beaches

 

Cardiff State Beach Seaside Beach– 2504 S Coast Highway 101 Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Tide Beach Park– 302 Solana Vista Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075

Fletcher Cove Beach– 111 South Sierra Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075

Seascape Sur Beach– 501 South Sierra Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075

Del Mar Shores Beach– 180 Del Mar Shores Terrace Solana Beach, CA 92075

Del Mar Beaches

Del Mar Dog Beach-North Beach- 3200 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014

Del Mar City Beach1660 Coast Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014

South Beach of Del Mar– Strattford Ct and 11th St Del Mar, CA 92014

Torrey Pines State Beach-North Beach– Carmel Valley Rd and McGonigle Rd
La Jolla, CA 92121

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Torrey Pines State Beach-South Beach- 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Flat Rock Beach at Torrey Pines– Torrey Pines Park Rd La Jolla, CA 92037 (long walk)

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La Jolla Beaches

Blacks Beach2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037

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Blacks Beach is in the far distance where the waves are breaking.

South Blacks BeachLa Jolla Farms Rd and Blackgold Rd La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Scripps Beach in La Jolla (North of the pier)– La Jolla Shores Dr and El Paseo Grande, La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Shores BeachCamino Del Oro and Calle Frescota La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Caves Beach 7957 Princess St La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Caves beach is in the far background.

Boomer’s Beach– 1160 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Cove Beach 1160 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Shell Beach– 1000 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Children’s Pool BeachCoast Blvd and Jenner St La Jolla, CA 92037

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South Casa Beach– 849 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Wipeout Beach– 745 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Hospital Beach– 445 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Whispering Sands Beach– 202 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Marine Street Beach– Marine Street and Vista Del Mar Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

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Windnsea Beach Neptune Place and Nautilus Street La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Strand Beach– Neptune Place and Kolmar Street La Jolla, CA 92037

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Camino De La Costa Beach Access 5990 Camino De La Costa La Jolla, CA 92037

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Bird Rock Beach– Bird Rock Ave and Dolphin Place
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Calumet Park Beach– 5445 Calumet Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Linda Way Beach Access– 341 Sea Ridge Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037

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Tourmaline Surfing Park Beach La Jolla Blvd and Tourmaline St
La Jolla, CA 92109

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Pacific Beach

 

North Pacific Beach– Ocean Blvd and Law St San Diego, CA 92109

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Pacific BeachMission Blvd and Grand Ave San Diego, CA 92109

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach– Mission Blvd & Ventura Place San Diego, CA 92109

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South Mission Beach– 2500 N Jetty Road San Diego, CA 92109

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Ocean Beach

 

Ocean Beach Dog Beach– W Point Loma Blvd and Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

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Ocean Beach City Beach1946 Abbott St San Diego, CA 92107

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Santa Cruz Ave Beach– 5030 Santa Cruz Ave San Diego, CA 92107

Bermuda Beach4848 Bermuda Ave San Diego, CA 92107

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

 

No Surf Beach– Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Hill St San Diego, CA 92107

New Break Beach– 3980 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106

Garbage Beach Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Ladera St San Diego, CA 92107

Cabrillo National Monument1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

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Coronado Island

 

Breakers Beach at Naval Air Station North Island– private military beach-1401 Rogers Road Coronado, CA 92118

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Coronado Dog Run Beach– Ocean Blvd and Ocean Drive Coronado, CA 92118

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Coronado BeachOcean Blvd and Isabella Ave Coronado, CA 92118

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Coronado Shores Beach– Avenue De Las Arenas and Silver Strand Blvd
Coronado, CA 92118

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Coronado Shores Beach in the far background in front of the tall buildings.

Gator Beach at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (private military beach)- Tarawa Road and Silver Strand Blvd Coronado, CA 92118

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Silver Strand State Beach5000 CA-75, Coronado, CA 92118

Imperial Beach

 

Imperial Beach City Beach– 10 Evergreen Ave Imperial Beach, CA 91932

South Imperial Beach– Beach Avenue and Seacoast Drive Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge1680 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Border Field State Park Beach in Imperial Beach– 1500 Monument Rd
San Diego, CA 92154

 


I hope that you found this list helpful and that just maybe it has motivated you to come to San Diego and experience the beauty and wonder for yourself!

Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions below.

 

 

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8 Replies to “The Beaches of San Diego County”

  1. This is a great site filled with awesome information.
    A complete list of beaches of San Diego County is appreciated by this California woman! Thank you for putting in the effort 🙂

  2. I came to San Diego about a decade ago for a conference, I was there for 5 days . We went to the beach twice, we stayed in a hotel that had or waterfront property. It was so relaxing and enjoyable, it helped to see meant my love beach. I thought that is where I would end up living but life changes things for you. Now in the twilight years I believe I’ll end up there. Thank you for sharing your love and passion with us.

    1. Thank you so much Sylvia, it is wonderful to meet someone who loves the beach as much as me 😀. I believe there is something magical about the sights,sounds and smells of the Ocean! Thanks for commenting

  3. I never been to San Diego beaches but, I have always heard great things about San Diego, California itself.

    I actually never knew that there were so many beaches to explore there. From your images that you posted. It looks really nice.

    I am really shocked to find out that the average temperature is 69.8. And, you are right who wouldn’t love that temperature. I know I sure would. In Texas we never see that kind of weather until the Winter and sometimes during the fall. So, yes it would be nice. Thank you for sharing the San Diego area with us all.

    1. Hi Lakisha. Yes, we are very spoiled in Southern California. There are 70 miles of coastline in San Diego, and I want to photograph and document all 70! As you probably saw I still have a few to go. Thank you so much for stopping by.

  4. Colleen, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of the different beaches in San Diego.

    It reminds me of my home where I was born In the beautiful island of Zanzibar. We have a diversity of beaches mostly sandy ones but they vary from area to area.

    I find the biggest problem that we as a global community are currently facing right now is the pollution of the oceans which badly affects marine life.

    The amount of plastic floating in the oceans has reached pandemic levels world wide.

    How do you guys deal with the issue in your state ?

    It worries me a lot when I think of the damage we are doing and what we will be leaving our next generation. It is scary stuff. Some nations or communities try to tackle the problem to some degree, however I don’t think is any where near enough.

    I saw a documentary once on the BBC television how plastic floats from one part of the world to the other. Birds, whales, sharks and other marine life swallow the plastic and as a result some die unfortunately.

    We need a collective voice to solve this problem. Is every where.

    Continue with the good work you are doing. I would also kindly ask you to educate your visitors on pollution, so people are being made aware of it severity and how they could contribute in tacking the issue in any small or big way individually or collectively. By being more responsible and how they could dispose plastic material so it does not end up in the sea.

    1. Hi Rabia! I couldn’t agree with you more! Ever since I was a child, the pollution problem has bothered me. I have taught my kids, that every time we go to the beach, and go for a walk we pick up trash. I have also included in my resource section all the available organized beach clean-up days and such. Here in San Diego, people are getting involved more and cleaning up after themselves, but apparently, it is still a problem. Thank you for the suggestion as I have many pictures of trash on the beaches that I could use. Thank you for visiting the site!

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