Best San Diego Beaches
For A Great California Beach Vacation!

Neptune Park, La Jolla, California
San Diego beaches are some of the best beaches in the United States according to National Geographic!

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But because there are so many beautiful beaches to choose from on this part of the Pacific Coast, it will be worthwhile for you to find the one that suits you or your family to make your San Diego beach vacation the best it can be.

The San Diego county coastline offers 70 miles of beaches, rocky cliffs, caves and so much more. Bike paths line beach areas and there are long piers to fish from. The beach towns are friendly and tourist oriented offering some great waterfront hotels and beachfront vacation rentals.

Working our way North to South, from San Onofre State Beach to Imperial Beach, Best Waterfront Destinations will attempt to guide you through the best beaches in San Diego County.

Below you will find a beach map of best San Diego beaches to get you started.
• Starting North to South •

San Onofre surf competion

• San Onofre State Beach •

San Onofre State Beach is one of the most popular California State Parks. Surfing competitions are held at this beautiful beach offering consistent waves for beginner and professional surfers alike.

• Oceanside Beach •

• Carlsbad Beach •

• Leucadia Beach •

• Encinitas Beach •

• Cardiff By The Sea •

Cardiff by the Sea offers great family beaches and includes a beachfront campground. You will find a good variety of activities for the whole family. Seaside Beach is great at low tide. Kids will enjoy the tide pools for their variety of starfish and other local sea creatures. Cardiff Reef is also known as very consistent for surfers. There are also good areas for kite surfing.

• Solana Beach •

• Del Mar Beach •

• Torrey Pines State Beach •

• Black's Beach •

Black's Beach is known locally as the only nude beach in San Diego. We only mention it in order to save anyone an embarrassing situation with their children. Find out more about Black's Beach here.

Children's Beach, La Jolla

• La Jolla Beaches And Reefs •
Locally Voted Best Beach Area

La Jolla, meaning "The Jewel" lives up to its name. La Jolla beaches offer a wide variety of activities and landscapes. Some beaches offer the calmest waters in San Diego making it a great destination for kayakers and scuba divers. Others love Windansea and others that offer great surfing.
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• Pacific Beach •

• Mission Beach •

• Ocean Beach •

• Coronado Beach • 2012 Best  USA Beach Winner

Coronado Beach was voted as the best beach in the USA for 2012.

• Silver Strand State Beach •

• Imperial Beach •

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• Best San Diego Beach Vacation Rentals •

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• Map of San Diego Beaches •

Here is a map of the best San Diego beaches

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