If you’re looking for fun things to do in San Diego, all you need to do is head to the beach and you’ll find plenty of options. However, there are so many great beaches in town that it can be difficult to choose just one. Take a look below at the list of the best beaches in San Diego to get an idea of where you might want to go next.
Fletcher’s Cove in Solana Beach has it all, sun, sand, and a scenic beach that is perfect for relaxing on a nice San Diego day and enjoying the view. If you’re wondering what to do in San Diego, rent a bodyboard or surfboard from Mitch’s Surf Shop just up the street and try to catch some waves that are suitable for beginners but fun enough to be enjoyed by experienced surfers as well.
The beaches of Carlsbad tend to be less crowded than some of the beaches farther south, but don’t let that fool you, the beaches from Grand to Tamarack are some of the best in the county. In addition to the pristine beaches and excellent surf, Carlsbad also offers some great diving, so get some gear at North County Scuba Center and dive in.
While it’s not as clean as some of the other beaches on this list, OB deserves a spot at the top for its variety of activities and its Dog Beach which is great for your four-legged furry friend. Rent a bike at OB Surf and Skate and explore the shops and restaurants on Newport and Voltaire while you’re in OB to get a feel for this unique town.
La Jolla Shores is popular with surfers, bodyboarders, and people looking to have a bonfire at one of the beach’s many fire rings. A day at the beach is undeniably one of the top cheap things to do in San Diego. If you’re feeling adventurous take a guided kayak or snorkel tour to see the leopard sharks with Everyday California.
A wide stretch of sand leading to the water makes sure there is room for you to enjoy a wide variety of beach activities from volleyball to horseshoes, paddle ball, soccer, and more. Take a walking tour of Coronado to round out the day with some tasty bites and sightseeing at the Hotel Del.
Funbassadors can arrange a day at the beach at these or any other beaches in San Diego and provide all the gear and toys needed for a great time. Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that pairs them with an in-the-know local who knows the best spots in San Diego.