Beach Cities

In San Diego, the beach is a way of life. With coastal destinations ideal for both the tourist and the local, anyone can enjoy what San Diego's beaches have to offer - from surfing and sailing to bike rides on the boardwalk, sun bathing, snorkeling and superb diving locations where lobster and other local treats are found.

As most people think of San Diego as a coastal town, the majority of tourist destinations are found here - La Jolla, downtown San Diego, Pacific and Mission Beaches and even northern counties like Del Mar, Cardiff by the Sea and Carlsbad. The only characteristic that generally ties each together is their location to the beach, but with everything each area individually has to offer you can never go wrong. As the beach remains the main focus, outdoor activities thrive - La Jolla Shores offers easy accessible snorkeling spots, kayaking, scuba diving and surfing; Carlsbad houses the best surfing spots in the nation, and are ideal for veteran surfers; Del Mar features beaches that include grassy knolls perfect for picnics and long walks, while Torrey Pines's hiking trails overlook the pristine sea. Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are typically the most packed areas during the summer and early fall months with college students, as the cities typically house students from the neighboring universities - UCSD, USD and SDSU.


Open Bar


Typhoon Saloon

710 Beach Club

Pacific Beach Ale House

The Pub

Bar West

Moveable Eats

The Tavern

Pacific Shores Grill

Cass Street Bar & Grill

Pacific Beach Bar & Grill

Bay Club Bar & Grill

Sunshine Company Saloon

The Beachcomber

Lighthouse Ice Cream & Yogurt

Tavern at the Beach (The)


Eaglerider Rentals

The Big Squeeze

San Diego Gulls

Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

Windsport Kayak & Windsurfing Center

Wave House at Belmont Park

OB Farmers' Market

American-Dream Motorcycle Rental of San Diego

Seaforth Sportfishing

Blue Escape Dive & Charter

Beauty Kliniek

Mission Bay Visitors Information Center


Sail Ho Golf Club

Robb Field Skate Park

George E. Barnes Tennis Center

My Acu Spa

Bahia Belle

Point Loma Sportfishing

San Diego Parasail Adventure

Mission Beach

San Diego Ice Arena


Big Squeeze Juice Bar

Bareback Grill

The Pub

D.Z. Akin's

Tavern at the Beach (The)

Cass Street Bar & Grill

Mandarin Plaza

Cafe Athena

Kono's Cafe

Atoll (The)

Korea House

Ob Noodle House


Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant



Galley at H&M Landing (The)

The Mission

Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe

World Curry

Lanna Thai Cuisine

Cai Mi Gia (La)

Nick's At the Pier

Cafe 976


Bar West

Which Wich


Bay Club Bar & Grill

Isabel's Cantina

Better Buzz Coffee

Red Sails Inn

Lotsa Pasta

Pat & Oscar's

Shades Oceanfront Bistro

Taco Surf PB




Horton Grand

Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites

Hyatt Regency Islandia

California Cruisin'

Campland on the Bay

Catamaran Resort Hotel

Bahia Resort Hotel

Beach Hut B & B

Holiday Inn Mission Bay

Crystal Pier Hotel

The Dana on Mission Bay

Loma Lodge

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