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June 03

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There’s no better way to spend a perfect summer day than at the beach. For those planning a getaway to InterContinental San Diego, there’s no shortage of sandy shoreline to explore. To help you plan your day of sand and sun, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best beaches in San Diego.


Whether your perfect beach day is relaxing with a good book or out in the water, the beaches near our San Diego hotel are well-suited for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about where to go.

Where to Find Incredible Beaches Near San Diego

  • Stretching from the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Rh Dana Place to the main lifeguard tower, Coronado Central Beach covers plenty of shoreline. This spot is home to public volleyball courts, beach access mts, year-round lifeguards, and restrooms.
  • One of the most popular beaches in the area is Mission Beach, which spans roughly a mile. This beach is a prime surfing and swimming destination. It also has fire pits, showers, and picnic tables.
  • For stunning views, head to La Jolla Cove. Nestled between sandstone cliffs, the waters here are ideal for scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming. This beach also has permanent lifeguard stations.
  • Located in nearby Encinitas, Moonlight State Beach is a great option for anyone looking to get away from downtown San Diego. The wide beach features several amenities, including a snack bar, volleyball courts, and equipment rentals.
  • Go for a walk along the shore during low tide at Torrey Pines State Beach to enjoy views of the red-hued bluffs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can reach the beach via trail from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
  • Found at the southern end of the Golden Strand, South Mission Beach is a popular place for those looking to play basketball or beach volleyball. The waters are also known for excellent fishing.
  • Ocean Beach City Beach is a wide beach that’s roughly a mile long. Broken up by several rock jetties, the beach is home to a volleyball area on the north end as well as the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier on the south end.

Plan a Relaxing Escape to a Luxury San Diego Hotel

If life has you feeling worn out, now is the time to book your stay at InterContinental San Diego. Our exceptional hotel is close to everything you need to unwind, including some of the best beaches, restaurants, and spas in San Diego. 

Our luxurious accommodations effortlessly blend sophistication and comfort. Enjoy views of the San Diego bay and skyline while lounging in bed with something sweet from room service. Our knowledgeable reservation team can help you decide which room is right for you. Call 619-501-9400 to learn more.

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