They're all gorgeous, but each of them has a personality of its own, so which San Diego shore is the best one for you and your perfect day at the beach? Here we give you the highlights of our favorites and the distance from our Best Western Seven Seas hotel, so you can map out your San Diego itinerary! Plus, October and November are heavenly months to stake out your place in the sand without hordes of people and umbrellas blocking the view!
Great for people watching and throngs of oily bodies on the weekends. Go during the week for more space and solitude. Dogs are allowed during certain seasons and times of the day.
Go for the pier, the dog friendliness and the laid back vibe. Oh, and the surfers/surfing!
La Jolla Shores
If you want a pristine beach, easy parking and bountiful places for bonfires, this is a sure bet.
Powerful waves, rocky cliffs and jaw-dropping sunsets make this one a standout for locals and tourists alike. Explore tide pools, anemones and serenity here. Bringing kids is not advised due to the rocky landscape.
An impeccable, unmarred, quiet, locals' beach perfect for meditating, napping or just finding your center.