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There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of crashing waves and the sea air floating into your bedroom window. Beachfront accommodations come in a variety of forms, from all-inclusive resorts to secluded homestays and villas. Beach hotel amenities can include air-conditioned rooms, private terraces overlooking the sea, and outdoor pools with attached bars.

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Things to Do in San Diego

Mission Beach
If Mission Beach is the West Coast’s take on a classic boardwalk, they totally did an awesome job. This sandy gem has all kinds of warm-weather activities to keep you entertained 24/7. Packed with bikes, bars and babes, it’s one salty strip of seaside that also gets the Cali sunshine all year long.
Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach—or P.B. to the locals—should really stand for Party Beach. This sun-kissed stretch of sand is a favorite of college kids looking for a funky beach bar, newbie surfers trying out Tourmaline Surfing Park, and families digging into a picnic on the north side. Head here for a sweet California sunset and watch the bonfires and nightclubs come to life.
Ocean Beach
For sunshine and surf all year round, you can’t do much better than Ocean Beach. A small seaside town that's a favorite with laid-back locals, it’s got great surfing, fantastic fishing, and even better tacos. If you’re into chilling SoCal style, this is the place to find the best sunbathing spots by day and funky beach bars by night.
Belmont Park
A 1920's funfair right on the Pacific, Belmont Park has been welcoming thrill-seekers, beach bums and families for almost a century. There’s no better way to enjoy the warm California sunshine than spending a day hopping on and off the many wild old-school rides – you’ll love the historic wooden roller coaster! Plus, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach.
SeaWorld San Diego
Killer whales, dolphins and sea lions all call this magical marine park home. Come here to learn about the mysteries of the sea and enjoy amazing performances by its most fascinating creatures. Don’t forget that SeaWorld also has its fair share of amusement rides, so make sure to take advantage of the warm weather with a trip down the rapids or a spin on the sky tower!
Aquatica San Diego
This water park’s inland location means the weather’s even warmer than on the coast, so you and your family can really want to splash around all day long! Fly down the water slides, float along the lazy river, and get some thrills in the wave pool. Afterwards, you can get up close and personal with flamingos and turtles at the aquarium or even catch one of the dolphin shows. asked travelers...

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in San Diego mean to you?

Pet friendly beaches, and lots of beautiful views.
I'm from New York and frequently travel to Los Angeles. Up until I visited San Diego, I used to think Los Angeles beaches were the best. I was wrong. San Diego beaches are much more beautiful and what's best is that there is significantly less traffic to reach some fun in the sun.
The beach is nice because one can sit and watch the ocean roll in. The water there is not clear, but you can swim in it and it has lots of sea life. The dolphins are spectacular when you can spot them! They will jump and play in view.
I went to the Coronado beach. It was a relaxing, good beach with a different feel because it had boats, ships, and military airplanes that flew over your head for you to view additionally.
You can take the ferry for great swimming in Coronado. Or a quick drive/can up to pacific beach has great fishing, sand, and snacks. For stunning beach views head up to la jolla cove!
I love the beach and ocean. I have a pool in the Phoenix area, so I can swim in it all the time. I love the smell of the ocean, the waves, the whole experience.
Hotel del Coronado is a great beach resort, you should visit at least, if not stay, warm water everywhere June to September, great snorkeling in La Jolla
There are plenty of wide beaches everywhere for sun bathing or surfing. Waves seem to be quite big which makes swimming difficult.
Great for volleyball, surfing, people-watching, or just having a glass of wine and watching the sunset
Fantastic beaches and beach life - surfing, boogie boarding, exploring, restaurants, etc.

San Diego Highlights

Warm Weather
San Diego boasts sunshine for more than 250 days every year, and it’s got the beaches to make sure you can take advantage of the warm weather. Get your surf on at Ocean Beach or take a sun-drenched nap on the white sands of Coronado Beach.