San Diego’s best beaches for family & kids, romance, walking, and overall. San Diego beaches with amenities, like campgrounds, playgrounds, and tide pools.
All around favorites, loaded with feature and amenities.
Best Family Beaches
Good parking, restrooms, dining nearby, life guards, safe swimming, playgrounds.
Best Romantic Beaches
Scenic views, fluffy sand, enjoy a stroll or swim, quaint downtown villages nearby.
Best Walking Beaches
Miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches. Enjoy a walk, stroll or jog.
Beaches with Boardwalks, Walkways
Footpaths next to the beach or up on a bluff overlooking the beach.
Beaches with Campgrounds
RV camping on a bluff overlooking the beach or right up to the sand.
Beaches with Dining
Restaurants or snack bars next to the beach or within walking distance.
Beaches with Events
Festivals, concerts, sporting activities on the beach or at an adjacent shoreline park.
Beaches with Fire Rings
Enjoy a bonfire with family and friends, while watching the waves and sunset.
Beaches with Parks
Grassy parks or natural parks next to the beach or on a bluff overlooking the beach.
Beaches with Piers
Long wooden or concrete ocean piers. Some have dining. Great for walking.
Beaches with Playgrounds
Children’s playgrounds of all sizes either on the sand or in an adjacent park.
Beaches with Tide Pools
Explore hermit crabs, sea anemones, small fish and more in their natural setting.