The coastline is renowned for wide open sandy beaches, gorgeous cliffs and great surfing. There’s even camping, in a spectacular oceanfront setting—a favorite spot for many San Diego locals and visitors (who book well in advance!).
Cardiff starts at the river mouth, flanked by San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff State Beach, and extends north to Swami’s Point in Encinitas. At extreme low tide, the reef reveals itself with tide pools, where plants and sea creatures reveal themselves for an up-close look. Cardiff is also home to the Cardiff Kook—a surfer statue that’s often criticized, and sometimes revered, as a parody of California’s iconic sport.
Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...
Wheelhouse has all the essentials you need to enjoy your stay along the downtown San Diego waterfront. The shop carries sunscreen, hats & sunglasses, sweatshirts for breezy nights, a variety of...
$5 off any one or two hour narrated Hornblower Harbor Cruise or Sea Lion Adventure on Hornblower. Sightseeing cruise run daily with 6 cruises daily.
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