San Diego Beach Information
There is over 70 miles of San Diego beach and shoreline. These range from pristine white-sands to rocky shores. Some beaches (such as La Jolla Cove) offer gentle waves suited for children while others (such as Windansea) offer smashing waters suited for the very brave. Because of different water & shore conditions, some locales are suitable for swimming & snorkeling while others are great for surfing. Choose a beach:
Rules and Regulations
The beach is the place to go to kickback and relax. But in order to keep everyone safe, please adhere to these rules and regulations:
**Dogs are allowed 24 hour a day without a leash at Dog Beach (Ocean Beach) and Fiesta Island (Mission Bay).
Lifeguards are on duty in some but not all beaches. For those who do not know how to swim, please play near a lifeguard station so that help is near by if/when needed.
Lifeguards post flags along the beach to impart information.
On average, lifeguards in San Diego perform over 5000 water rescues per year. These include:
Beaches go hand in hand with fun-in-the-sun; however a San Diego beach can also be plagued with natural and man-made dangers. Before you pack your beach bag consider these hazards: red tide, rip currents, sting rays, jelly fish, and more. Play safe by reading about how to protect yourself from these dangers.
Choose a San Diego beach:
Information is accurate at time of publication but can change without notice.