Estimated Time of Trave: Between 20 and 30 Minutes
San Diego is primarily known for two things, beautiful year round weather and beautiful beaches.
The San Diego County coastline starts at the border with Mexico and runs north to Orange County. In between are over 100 named beaches with a lot of diversity and opportunity for both the most thrilling and relaxing activities.
Some of the best known waterfront hoods are Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach, and La Jolla. Just across San Diego Bay is the island and city of Coronado. South of San Diego is Imperial Beach and beaches near the Tijuana River Estuary. North of San Diego you will find several wonderful coastal cities with fabulous beaches. These north county cities south to north are Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.
Several beaches in the county have famous piers to enjoy and the urban beaches have shops nearby.
Any visit you take to this area will have plenty of activities for you to do. Some of the ocean activities you can enjoy are: boating, wave-running, parasailing, surfing, paddle-boarding, and hiking on trails along the coast.
OFFSHORE BLUE ADVENTURES
San Diego Whale and Dolphin Watching.. Your adventure begins the moment you step on board our expedition boat, because this is no ordinary whale watching trip. Say goodbye to the crowds and hello to a smaller, more personalized experience, where everyone has a front row seat. More Info
SAN DIEGO JET SKI RENTALS
The ultimate water racing experience is, without a doubt, a speedy Jet Ski ride through the waves. If you have had enough relaxation on the beach and are ready for more excitement and thrill, don’t miss out on the opportunity - get on a Jet Ski and go for the water ride of a lifetime! Jet Skis are great fun, so do not miss this if you want to speed things up during your vacation or weekend . Also available are Jet Boats, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boards. More Info
CAPT. DAVE’S DOLPHIN SAFARI
Whale watching and dolphin watching on hi-tech, hi-speed catamaran from Dana Point, about an hour away. Get up close and personal with the awesome dolphins and whales of Dana Point where there exists one of the largest populations of dolphins in the world. A very large number of blue whales, amongst many other species live there as well. More Info
DEEP SEA FISHING TRIPS
Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Dana Wharf Sport Fishing (1 hr away) offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go - young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip. Our landing, caters to the novice as well as the seasoned. If you do not have fishing gear, we have rods and reels to rent. A day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required. (A license can be obtained at our offices prior to the departure of your fishing trip for a small fee). More Info
SAN CLEMENTE SURF SCHOOL
We are an experienced group of surf instructors with many years of experience, teaching people the sport of surfing and now they love it. Whether you have never surfed or just need some better surfing instruction, we have everything for your needs at great prices. It’s preferable to book at least 2 hours your first time out, because it takes more than an hour to learn to surf. We do one on one private lessons, and group lessons. Wetsuits are provided as well. 45 minutes away. More Info
Take a sailing ride and learn how to steer and sail a Capri 14! Ages 5 and up, 12 pm – 4 pm. $15 per boat, three people maximum (half-hour session). Weather and conditions dependent. Lifejackets provided. Stand-Up Paddling Clinics: Join the SUP craze and learn firsthand why it’s the fastest growing water sport today! 45 min on-the-water clinics held each hour on the hour – weather and conditions dependent. More Info
SAN DIEGO SPEED BOAT ADVENTURES
Head down to the San Diego shore, 34 minutes away, to captain your own two-hour San Diego Bay speed boat tour with San Diego Speed Boat Adventures. More Info
SAN DIEGO PARASAILING ADVENTURES
Enjoy an afternoon flying over the tranquil waters of San Diego Harbor (31 minutes away) from your boat-towed parasail, combining the thrills of parachuting, ballooning, hang gliding and motor boating all in one unique experience! More Info
SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELING
Learn the basics of scuba diving or snorkeling with one-day group lessons, and start exploring the beautiful underwater sea life of the California coast now! More Info
OCEANSIDE HARBOR BOAT RENTALS
Cruise the harbor in their 6 passenger power boats, great for the whole family. Comfortable seats and bow cushions make for a smooth ride, perfect for viewing the sights and sounds of the bay. Or you can step up the pace and power into the Pacific. Select the right size and power for your experience to best enjoy your day along the California coastline. Also available for rent are Duffy Electric Boats, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboard's, Pedal Boats, and Waverunnes. More Info
Not really an activity but a must visit if you’re in the area. The Oceanside Pier is the longest all wood piers on the West Coast at a whopping 1940 feet. Today the Oceanside pier is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors, offering fishing, magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the local beaches, as well as a little Oceanside history. More Info
CALIFORNIA SURF MUSEUM
California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. Often known by its initials, L.A., and nicknamed The City of Angels, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and with a population of 3.8 million is the largest city in the state of California. More Info