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San Diego's

Beaches & Bays

70 miles of glorious coastline is San Diego's signature attraction

Find Your Perfect Beach

Discover beaches perfect for families and off-leash dogs, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers and beaches for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more.  So grab your beach towels, slather on the sunscreen, and get out to explore some of the finest beaches and bays in the world.

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San Diego 24-mile Bike Route

Palm trees and the sun-soaked coastline make the Bayshore Bikeway an iconic ride, and a must if you’re looking for a memorable cycling outing during your stay in San Diego.

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

Find dog-friendly beaches and off leash dog parks in San Diego that are great for your dog to perfect its doggy-paddle, play fetch, or have a snore-fest on the warm sand.

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Where to Surf in San Diego

If you already know how to surf, you'll find a variety of different of waves and conditions along San Diego's 70 miles of open ocean coastline to suit your individual style.

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Family Friendly & Teen Beach Scenes

San Diego's 70 miles of coastline offer families a variety of beaches that are perfect for swimming, surfing, sandcastle building, and any other family beach activity.

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Discover San Diego's 7 Natural Wonders

Put on your hiking shoes, grab the camera and explore one of the most diverse and Instagram-worthy regions in the USA.

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San Diego's Water Wonderland Offers 12 Miles of Biking Bliss

Find where to go, what to love, what to know about these 12 miles of flat, scenic bike paths passing by all of Mission Bay’s public parks and following a portion of the San Diego River.

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Coronado

Silver Strand State Beach

Camping, clamming and shell collecting

Nestled between Imperial Beach and Coronado you’ll find Silver Strand State Beach. One visit and you’ll understand why it’s call that. Here you can enjoy swimming, surfing, boating, kayaking, water-skiing, volleyball, camping, and picnicking. Anglers can fish for perch, corbina, grunion and yellow-fin croaker. The area also features a wonderful bike path, part of the Bayshore Bikeway, that takes riders past the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and offers great views of the bay and skyline.

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Explore the 13 Realms of Kid Kingdom

San Diego is Kid Kingdom, where kids rule, adventures abound and recess never ends.

There are 13 Realms in Kid Kingdom, each with its own epic quests. Discover the top family experiences in each of the 13 Realms.

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Beaches

San Diego Beaches FAQ

Using the Beaches, Rules, and Safety

Make the most of your visit to one of San Diego's stunning beaches by understanding the rules and responsibilities required of beachgoers with this handy FAQ.

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For the ultimate guide to planning your San Diego vacation, view and download the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide, packed with useful information that will help you plan the perfect San Diego getaway.

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