The Famous San Diego Beaches,
An Attraction By Itself

The many San Diego beaches peppering the Southern California coastline are some of the world's absolute best as they offer so much more than simply acting as a divider between the land and sea. You could enjoy the beaches even more by staying in one of the beach hotels or any beach vacation rentals.

Whether it's sunbathing, surfing, swimming, playing volleyball, exploring the waterfronts, or doing any of the other countless fun activities, San Diego beaches offer something for every member of the family.

These beautiful and breathtaking beaches will always hold a special place in the heart of many San Diegans as they make it a point to visit several times a year. Each time you visit, it seems there's something new to do or see.

La Jolla Beach

For example, at the beaches of La Jolla, The Children's Pool, which several years ago was a place for kids to safely swim, hence the name, is now occupied by scores of seals and sea lions. Visitors come from all over to see the marine life sunbathing and frolicking in the little cove that is surrounded and protected by a concrete breakwater.

Solana Beach

The young adult crowd will appreciate a trip to Solana Beach located just north of Del Mar that's comprised of four separate areas; Del Mar Shores, Fletcher Cove, Seascape Beach, and Tide Beach, a great place for surfing, scuba diving, body boarding and swimming.

Lifeguards are on duty at Solana Beach from the hours of 10am to 6pm, but in general, lifeguards are on duty between 9am to dusk. The ideal time to visit any of the different San Diego beaches for surfing is during the months of August through November when the waves are at their most impressive. Try taking the Pacific Coast Highway to fully take in the beauty of these enchanting beaches.

Cardiff State Beach

Besides Tide Beach, the ideal place to see tide pools is Cardiff State Beach where you can visit for the day or camp overnight. There are also a number of beachfront restaurants to try along the numerous San Diego beaches as well as places perfect for picnics or family gatherings. A recent family outing we had there was greatly enjoyed by all.

Moonlight State Beach

Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas is another good place for picnicking or soaking up some sun and here you can swim, kayak, and surf or rent tennis or volleyball equipment for a full day of fun. Camping is allowed at the beach for up to eight family members and lifeguards are on duty from 9am to 5pm through April and from 10am to 6pm after that.

Carlsbad Beaches

One recent child-free weekend, my wife and I visited the Carlsbad beaches area located north of Encinitas and ended up camping on the bluffs for two nights on South Carlsbad Beach.

The view of the ocean at sunset is simply indescribable and falling asleep to the incredible sounds of the crashing waves is an experience like no other. South Carlsbad Beach does attract many visitors on the weekends, so if you're looking for peace and quiet you might want to visit during the week.

Some other spots that offer camping include Mission Bay RV Park and San Elijo State Beach and all beaches are open 365 days a year.

If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy nature with the beautiful Pacific Ocean as your backdrop, discover the many gorgeous San Diego beaches that continue to enthrall and astound even those who visit as often as I do.

I have also compiled a small list to help you decide which of the many San Diego beaches are the best and see for yourself which is the best beach in San Diego.

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