Romantic Beaches in San Diego

romantic beaches in san diego
Are you looking for romantic beaches in San Diego? You will find some of the best U.S. beaches along San Diego's 70 miles of coastline with even more beaches along the inland waters of Mission Bay.

There are a wide variety of beaches from small coves, great family beaches, fantastic surfing beaches, less crowded romantic beaches, dog beaches, and even an unsanctioned nude beach.

Discover all of San Diego's romantic beaches by clicking on the link for each beach:

Blacks Beach | Coronado | Del Mar | Ocean Beach | Imperial Beach
La Jolla Childrens Pool | La Jolla Cove | La Jolla Shores
Marine Street | Mission Bay | Mission Beach | Windansea Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach | Pacific Beach | Silver Strand | Sunset Cliffs 






Blacks Beach

Blacks Beach
Black's Beach is a famous surfing spot. It's also a beautiful beach with gorgeous coastal cliffs and romantic sunsets. Though not officially sanctioned, it is well known for its nude bathers due to its isolated location near UC San Diego in La Jolla.



Coronado City Beach
This San Diego beach is located on Coronado Island not far from the Hotel del Coronado. In addition to the beautiful beach, there are many shops, restaurants, and other activities nearby in this upscale resort area. 

Coronado City Beach


Del Mar Beach

Del Mar Beach
Del Mar is a popular beach in a town famous for its horse racing from July through September. Enjoy swimming, walking, surfing, body boarding, picnicking. This is an upscale community with high end shopping, luxury resorts, and restaurants to enjoy as well.



Imperial Beach
Imperial Beach is well known for being the site of the annual U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition. This beach is 20 miles south of San Diego. This beach is less crowded than other beaches and includes a park with picnic, volleyball, and basketball facilities.

Imperial Beach San Diego


La Jolla's Children's Pool

La Jolla Children’s Pool
La Jolla Children's Pool is a small cove that served as a swimming area for children until seals and sea lions claimed it. Visitors come to this beach to watch the sea life. You can sunbathe, hike, or enjoy a picnic overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.



La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is located near downtown La Jolla, an upscale San Diego community known for its fine dining and high end shopping. This is the place to go snorkeling or scuba diving. You can enjoy sunbathing, picnicking, and hiking while enjoying the clear waters and spectacular scenery. The scenery makes La Jolla Cove one of the most romantic beaches in San Diego.

La Jolla cove


La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores offers gentle waves and almost one mile of sandy beach. There's a grassy park nearby that's perfect for picnicking. This is a great family beach.

Marine Street Beach
Marine Street Beach is located near La Jolla and is popular with body surfers and boogie boarders. Not convenient for families due to lack of restrooms. The rough waters makes it unsafe for children. This is one of the less crowded San Diego beaches.


Mission Bay San Diego

Mission Bay
Mission Bay is a recreational paradise. Enjoy a wide range of water and beach activities. There are grassy parks as well as beaches throughout Mission Bay.

There are so many ways to have fun at Mission Bay. This is one of my favorite places to have a romantic beach bonfire. It's possible to have a bonfire on Mission Bay and also view the fireworks from Sea World during the summer months.



Mission Beach
Mission Beach is a busy beach area known for its boardwalk and beachfront roller coaster. You can enjoy surfing, swimming, kayaking, picnicking, bicycling, rollerblading, running, skateboarding, volleyball, and sunbathing at this beach popular with both locals and tourists.

Mission Beach Rollercoaster


Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach has long been considered San Diego's "hippie" beach neighborhood. This is a relaxing laid back beach community. Enjoy the fishing pier, dog beach, swimming, surfing, volleyball, explore tide pools, and walk along the shoreline. Easily the most friendly dog beach we've been to!



Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach is the happening beach in San Diego. Experience the feel of a beach community with its ecletic combination of tourists, surfers, students, and families. Enjoy the mixture of casual food stands, surf shops, unique boutiques, and casual as well as fine dining. 

Pacific Beach San Diego


Silver Strand Beach

Silver Strand State Beach
Silver Strand State Beach is almost 5 miles south of Coronado. This beach has a campground that does not require reservations. Campers are randomly chosen from a lottery type drawing to see who will be admitted.



Sunset Cliffs
Sunset Cliffs is located south of Ocean Beach. This area sits atop 68 acres of cliffs dotted with walking trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Surfers, photographers, and sunset gazers flock to this area. The scenic cliffs and panoramic ocean scenery makes this one of the most romantic beaches in San Diego. Another great place for watching a beach sunset!

beach sunset


Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach is a state park with hiking trails along the bluffs and an uncrowded beach that welcomes swimmers, sunbathers and picnicking. Take a hike to one of the most romantic beaches in San Diego.



Windansea Beach
Windansea Beach is popular with surfers, snorkelers, body surfers, and sunbathers. There's a grassy area perfect for picnics. This beach is covered with rocks which help create a secluded atmosphere and a great place for place for couples to watch the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean. Gorgeous beach sunsets are the norm. This has to be one of the most romantic beaches in San Diego. There's a rough surf at this beach due to a hard breaking surf right on the shoreline.

Sunset Stroll on a San Diego Beach

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Romantic Beaches in San Diego

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Blacks Beach


Coronado City Beach


Del Mar Beach


Imperial Beach


La Jolla Cove Children's Pool


La Jolla Cove


La Jolla Shores


Marine Street Beach


Mission Bay


Mission Beach


Ocean Beach


Pacific Beach


Silver Strand


Sunset Cliffs


Torrey Pines


Windandsea Beach