With more than 70 miles of pristine
coastline, you’ll find a sweet sandy
spot for every desire, whether it’s
adventure, family fun or a slice of
Started by twin sisters, Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, Surf Diva is the first all-girls surf school in the nation.
Offering private and group lessons as well as camps for kids and adults of all ages (yes, guys too),
Surf Diva is your go-to spot for learning to walk on water.
2160 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
CORONADO CENTRAL BEACH
Voted the number one beach in the
country by national experts, this sand
dune-rich beach with gentle waves is
perfect for families, long walks and
seashell collecting. At low tide, explore
tide pools in front of the Hotel del
Coronado, and be sure to wander into
the quaint village to check out shops
and grab a bite to eat.
TORREY PINES STATE BEACH
Located at the bottom of the 300-foot cliffs
of white and golden stone, this picturesque
beach is a prime location for an afternoon
lounging by the shore or an invigorating
morning hike in Torrey Pines State
Reserve. Hikers and runners at the summit can be sure to check out dolphins below and
the occasional blue whales during summer. There are also free docent-led tours within
the park on weekends at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that typically last a little more than an hour.
DOG BEACH, DEL MAR
Across the street from the famous San Diego racetrack, where the San Dieguito River
greets the sea, or as they say in Del Mar, the “turf meets the surf,” this broad wedge
of beach has lots of room for volleyball games and a giant gathering place for furry
friends. Watch for dogs and their owners practicing for the annual Surf Dog Surf-a-thon, where dogs ride surfboards, drawing thousands to the beach every September.
This beach has a distinctly SoCal vibe like no other. Bike or Rollerblade along the
boardwalk from Belmont Park to Pacific Beach, and stop in one of the many beachfront eateries for shaved ice, tacos, ice cream or a refreshing beverage.
Coronado Central Beach
Dog Beach, Del Mar