San Diego Fireworks & Beach Bonfires

San Diego Beach Bonfire

Combine a beach bonfire with a San Diego fireworks display for a totally romantic date that costs absolutely nothing. Fireworks at Sea World normally occur around 9:30 PM during the summer months only. The best areas for fireworks viewing are located in Mission Bay.

After the sun goes down, a bonfire on the beach makes for a romantic date. Leave your worries behind and spend an evening snuggling under the stars.

During the summer months you might be able to time it so you can also watch the spectacular San Diego fireworks display over Sea World while having a bonfire at the same time!


After checking out San Diego fireworks and beach bonfires, click on each link to learn more about these romantic dates:

Sunsets | Kayak | Biking | Gondola
Bay Cruise | Carriage Ride | Beach
Picnic | Waterfall





Check out this funny video of my family "trying" to have a beach bonfire:



Bonfire Alert!

The City of San Diego may soon shut down all the bonfire pits on the beaches of San Diego to save money. If you want to join the fight to save the fire rings or learn more, visit Save the Fire Pits

Most San Diego beaches provide fire pits and allow bonfires during the hours of 6 AM and midnight. Beaches without fire pits do not allow bonfires. The following beaches do allow bonfires:

  • La Jolla Shores
  • Mission Bay
  • Mission Beach
  • Ocean Beach
  • Pacific Beach
  • Silver Strand Beach
Beach Bonfire

San Diego Bonfire

Fire pits are on a first come-first serve basis. I’ve always been able to find an empty fire pit; though it might be difficult on holidays. You bring the wood with you for the fire. If you are thinking of bringing alcoholic beverages to the bonfire, please be aware that the City of San Diego has passed ban on alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed on San Diego beaches.

The City of San Diego has the following restrictions concerning beach bonfires: "The burning of rubbish is prohibited. Only wood, charcoal, or paper products may be used as fuel. Flames from the fire may not exceed a height of more than 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire container. The fire must be extinguished before leaving the beach. Open beach fires outside containers are prohibited at all San Diego beaches."


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