Coronado Island, San Diego Everyone in California knows that the best beaches in San Diego are on Coronado Island. Being linked to downtown San Diego by the Island Bay Bridge, Coronado is home to the SEALs training center and the Naval Air Station Coronado. A…
Coronado Island, San Diego
Everyone in California knows that the best beaches in San Diego are on Coronado Island. Being linked to
downtown San Diego by the Island Bay Bridge, Coronado is home to the SEALs training center and the Naval Air Station Coronado. A military powerhouse, the island of Coronado always has something going on.
One of the best features to Coronado is the world
famous Hotel Del Coronado. This Victorian style seaside hotel was established in 1888, and was easily one of the biggest and best hotels of that era. The hotel was hosted in the past by the infamous Marilyn Monroe and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
The Coronado Beach is located here as well, along the Travel Channel. North of the beach there’s the Best
Weekend Getaway Beach. Even in the summer, the Coronado Beach isn’t crowded, giving your family plenty room to enjoy the splendors of one of California’s best beaches.
Ocean Beach, San Diego
Located in the Ocean Beach Community, Ocean Beach is actually just south of the entrance to the Mission Bay channel. Located at 1950 Abbott Street, the beach is a very popular location in the summer. During the winter months, couples like to walk the beach and just bask in the presence.
The Ocean Beach is wide in structure, about a mile long. Along the north end of the beach, you’ll find a volleyball court. At the south end of the beach you’ll find the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. The Pier is open to the public with plenty of walking and fishing available.
If you walk to the south end of the beach you’ll find many restaurants, surfing shops, and many other commercial shops and establishments. Although you can travel to the north end of Ocean Beach, it’s mostly bordered by residents of the ocean area. The unique part of Ocean Beach is the Dog Beach, located at the north end. This sandy area is where dogs can run and play without a leash – anytime – day or night.
For those who like surfing, surfing is permitted at Ocean Beach in designated areas. Scuba isn’t recommended however, because of the lack of undersea life, heavy rip currents, and the surf.
Pacific Beach, San Diego
Alive with the sea and plenty of activities for all that visit, Pacific Beach is a great place. With plenty of activities to offer visitors, Pacific Beach in San Diego has seen well over 26 million visitors!
Aside from the wonders of the beach, the boutique shopping district of Pacific Beach features hundreds and hundreds of choices to find treasure in the sand. When it comes to the nightlife and exquisite dining, Pacific Beach has it all covered. The restaurant experience here is as diverse as the undersea life. You can find everything here from fusion Thai to gourmet pasta, seafood to hamburgers and virtually everything in between.
When the sun starts to set and the tide changes, the Pacific Beach seems to come to life. There are dozens of nighttime high spots with dancing, live music, and some of the best beach bars in California.
Arguably the best feature to Pacific Beach is the golden sands that California is so very well known for. The beach
and the Ocean Front Boardwalk are both modest in their approach to offer bike and board rental stores, beach-front dining with great views, and plenty of green parks for you to experience. Being out on the sand, you can experience the thrill of horseshoes, the hot girls, dolphins playing in the water,
and endless surf competitions in the summer.
With Mission Bay Park and the Historic Crystal Pier nearby, you’ll always find something to do here. Mission Bay is a public park, offering the world famous Sea World, with plenty of amusement park rides, undersea wildlife to see, and plenty of fine dining.
With a taste of the ocean and everything in between, Pacific Beach makes for a great and unforgettable summer. Offering plenty of shops, fine dining, and California sand, this is one area of San Diego that should be visited – time and time again!