Dipping Our Toes at Some of the San Diego Area’s Best Beaches

Don’t put the swimsuit away just yet.

As summer temperatures linger well into October, we’re taking advantage of this gorgeous weather with frequent trips to the beach. If you’re down in San Diego, you have plenty of options. Here are few suggestions on where to hit the sand and surf near our southern most border, whether a local or curious visitor:

Black’s Beach

“Offering silence, solitude and ocean views, Black’s Beach is a gem beneath La Jolla’s tall oceanside bluffs of Torrey Pines. It spans from Torrey Pines Beach to Scripps Beach, about 3 miles north of the more crowded La Jolla Shores. In fact, the beach is set in such a nice, secluded location, the stretch is widely known as one of the largest clothing-optional beaches in the country.”

Swami’s Beach

“Swami’s Beach is a hot spot for surfing on the south end of Encinitas, fairly hidden just beneath a bluff. A long stairway leads down to the shoreline, where you can find lots of great, shaded spots to spread out a blanket and have an old-fashioned picnic. If it is busy near the bottom of the stairs simply walk south to find an open area. If the tide is out, you can walk north on the beach to a hidden spot called Boneyard.”

Fletcher Cove

“Fletcher Cove will give you a great place to unwind by the ocean in Solana Beach. The small beach park also includes a grassy area, basketball court, and picnic tables overlooking the surf if you’re not looking to get sand in your PB&J. If Fletcher is busy, simply walk south toward Seascape Sur Beach and you’ll find your hidden beach.”

Find other San Diego beaches of interest here.

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