Sunday, June 27, 2010
San Diego Beaches
San Diego of course, is known world wide for its beaches. The northernmost, La Jolla Cave, is one of the prettiest spots in the world. A palm lined park sits on the top of the cliffs. Rough water swimmers like the cove and divers and snorkelers can explore the underwater delights of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Ecological Reserve. The Children’s Pool, a shallow lagoon at the south end, is a good place to watch seals and sea lions.
Pacific Beach runs roughly from Crystal Pier to the north end of Mission Beach. A sidewalk and a bike path border the shoreline, and there are picnic tables along the way. There are designated surfing areas and fire rings are available.
Mission Beach, San Diego’s most popular draws huge crowds on hot summer days. A wide board walk is busy with strollers, roller skaters and cyclists year round. The 2 mi-long continuous stretch extends from the north entrance of Mission Bay to Pacific Beach.
Ocean Beach is a heaven for volleyball players, sunbathers and swimmers. You can fish off the pier without a license or just have your fish in the restaurant at the middle.
Coronado Beach is perfect for sunbathing or Frisbee throwing. There are rest rooms and fire rings; parking can be difficult on busy days.
Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado has relatively calm water an RV camp ground and places to roller blade or ride bikes.