Regional Beaches

Pacific Beaches

The Pacific Beach area is La Jolla’s southern neighbor and known for its louder, party-on-the-beach vibe; within walking distance to dozens of restaurants and bars, the beaches in the Pacific Beach area are almost always crowded with young adults and college students. The beaches here are among the few in San Diego that can be enjoyed at night – there are several bonfire pits along the water and most of the restaurants and bars on the beach stay open late.

North Pacific Beach

The North Beach amenities and lifeguard-supervised swimming areas make it the perfect spot for families to spend the day playing in the waves and building sandcastles. Because it sits just below the bluffs, you will be sheltered from the occasional high winds so that you can soak up the sun all day.

Tourmaline Surf Park Beach

If you are new to surfing and want to get a little bit of practice in, then head over to Tourmaline Beach. If you are not much of a surfer yourself, pack a small picnic and come join the others watching the surfers and windsurfers as the sun sets!

Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach is known for its lively nightlife with no shortage of pubs and oceanfront restaurants. If you visit during the day, take advantage of the PB Pier and go for a stroll along the boardwalk or go for a bike ride with the family. You'll never run out of excitement in Pacific Beach, so plan for a packed day!