BEACHES & SURF SPOTS

Best San Diego Beaches & Top Surfing Spots. Discover San Diego's best beaches and surf spots. For those who love surfing and being on the beach, check out our top list of the surrounding areas beaches and surf spots nearby.

Mission Beach

Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a great base if you love to surf. While not necessarily known for having fantastic waves, Mission Beach itself occasionally can get some great surf. The surf in Mission tends to be best on west and northwest swells and can hold pretty good size with the right tide, wind and swell.
Location: Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
Black`s Beach

Black`s Beach

Black`s Beach is a secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States. It is officially part of Torrey Pines State Beach.
Location: La Jolla, San Diego, County, California, U.S.
Windansea Beach

Windansea Beach

Famous reefbreak firmly entrenched in the annals of surfing history. Powerful, thick peak with a long, tapering right and a shorter, hollower left. Either can hold sizeable swells. Best with summer SW swells and any tide; usually bigger than other spots around.
Location: La Jolla, San Diego, County, California, U.S.
Tourmaline Surfing Park

Tourmaline Surfing Park

Tourmaline Beach is at a San Diego area surfers` mecca called Tourmaline Surfing Park. This beach sits on the border of the Pacific Beach and La Jolla.
Location: Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
La Jolla Shores Beach

La Jolla Shores Beach

La Jolla Shores Beach is a long, wide, and very popular beach in northern La Jolla. Compared to most of the La Jolla beaches which are tucked into gaps.
Location: La Jolla, San Diego, County, California, U.S.
Scripps Beach & Pier

Scripps Beach & Pier

Wide sandy beach with peaks breaking on both sides of the pier, the south side usually being better. The Shores, fronting the parking areas to the south, can be excellent. Best with a medium tide; blows offshore during rare wintertime SE winds.
Location: 8564 El Paseo Grande, La Jolla, CA 92037
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Natural cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean offer views of the coast & the occasional cliff diver. Hike along Sunset Cliffs and find a secret beach spot where you can chill and surf some nice waves.
Location: Ladera St, San Diego, CA 92107
Phone: (619) 525-8213
South Mission Beach Jetty

South Mission Beach Jetty

A wide sandy beach set near many shops, restaurants, bike paths & activities. Wander down to the South Mission Beach jetty. Known as one of the best surf spots in San Diego County giving way to Lefts that work on any tide, with offshore or Southerly winds.
Location: N Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Pacific Beach is a solid local surf spot with a variety of breaks and a seriously unique and lively atmosphere - worth a visit for any local or traveling surfer.
Location: 4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach is a coastal beach located in the San Diego, California community of Torrey Pines, and is located south of Del Mar and north of La Jolla. Coastal erosion from the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve makes for a picturesque landscape.
Location: San Diego, CA