Grab your towel, sunscreen, umbrella, surfboard, fins, boogie board, goggles, sand pail and shovel and head to one of San Diego’s spectacular beaches! It’s time to enjoy the incredible sand and surf on one of the beaches of San Diego.
Let’s start with Ocean Beach, a cozy little beach that is very popular with the locals. It’s a beach where surfers enjoy riding the waves created by the jetties, while the swimmers and sunbathers enjoy their form of entertainment and relaxation. The water at Ocean Beach is divided into two zones. One is for surfing while the other is for swimming and boogie boards. Well patrolled by lifeguards, the beaches are safe for you and your family.
Just south of Ocean Beach lies Sunset Cliffs which has several beaches below. Sunset Cliffs Park, named for its location to watch beautiful sunsets, encompasses 68 acres of bluffs and walking paths high above the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
With its rugged coastline and panoramic views, this area is popular with ocean gazers, surfers and people who just like to cruise Sunset Cliffs Blvd. The drive along this boulevard begins at Adair Street and continues south to Ladera Street and offers breathtaking views and unbelievable photo opportunities. You can also ride your bike or walk along this path.
Across the street from Ocean Beach is the Municipal Pier which was introduced to San Diegans on July 2, 1966. This pier is one half mile long and with its crashing waves and incredible views of the San Diego coast, this pier is one of the few places in San Diego where one can fish without a California fishing license. The pier extends 1971 feet into the ocean and is the second longest pier on the west coast, and is purported to be the longest concrete pier in the world. Its unique T-shape at the end of the pier adds 360 feet to the south and 193 feet to the north. Should you get hungry while waiting for that “big one” to hook, there’s a café and a tackle shop on the pier as well. What more could one ask for!
So join your fellow San Diegans and out of town tourists and be among the 500,000 visitors who take advantage of this beautiful landmark.