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The Best San Diego County Beaches

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San Diego County Beaches

La Jolla Cove , La Jolla
4.7
Famous for its tide pools and sea lions, La Jolla Cove features a tiny beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Part of a protected reserve know
Tours from $6
Mission Beach Park , San Diego
4.2
Settle into a fun, carnival-like atmosphere at Mission Beach Park, where you can swim, lounge on the sand all day, or wander the area. You'll
Tours from $71
4.6
The mile-long beach of La Jolla Shores Park boasts soft sand and clean blue water. Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach
Tours from $32
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Duration: 3 hours
Our trips depart from Mission Bay, which requires only a short 10 minute journey access to the open ocean where whales and dolphins can be seen! The search for whales and other animals begins as soon as you depart the dock and our marine biologists are on the microphone explaining exactly what to expect and what you are seeing from the get go!
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Children's Pool , La Jolla
4.3
Children's Pool was intended to attract divers and families with children, but the beach is most popular with sea lions. Stroll the paved wal
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4.6
Surfers and swimmers alike share the crystal clear waters belonging to South Carlsbad State Beach. Take advantage of the 8 km (5 mi) stretch

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