Marine Street Beach

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This mostly locals beach is located at the end of Marine Street. Just park in the neighborhood and walk to the end of Marine Street.
The Marine Street beach in La Jolla, California, offers the perfect getaway for sun worshippers who want a secluded beach experience with a stunning ocean view.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
Enjoy the Seclusion at the Sunbathing Paradise of Marine Street Beach
Marine Street Beach
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Overview

Surfing a Fun Wave at Marine Street BeachUnderwater View at the Tide Pools at Marine Street Beach

If you are new to San Diego, you have no doubt heard glowing reports of the beaches, especially those in and around La Jolla. However, glowing reports cannot do justice to reality.

Some beaches are frequented by surfers and others are preferred by snorkelers or scuba divers. Some are perfect for families and others for friends who want to get up a game of volleyball.

But if you are in search of a secluded beach where you can simply relax, bask in the warm California sun and enjoy an unencumbered view of the blue Pacific, head on down to Marine Street.

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Things to Do

Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Surfing
Surfing
Swimming
Swimming
Tide Pooling
Tide Pooling

What Marine St Beach is Known For

Fewer Crowds

While visitors tend to frequent the more famous La Jolla beaches like the La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores, locals who want a little less crowd interaction seek the serenity of Marine Street beach.

You will see more sun worshippers here on holidays and fine summer days, but you can enjoy some quiet time if you claim your spot in the soft sand during the more peaceful morning or late afternoon hours.

A Prime Location

You will find this welcoming stretch of sand located between Windansea Beach and The La Jolla Tide Pools. High-rise apartments overlook the beach on the north end while private homes are more prevalent to the south. Because this is one of the longer beaches in La Jolla, it is a great area for strolling and perhaps taking a selfie or two with a mossy rock formation in the background.

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The Hidden Gem in La Jolla
Marine Street Beach is a hidden gem in La Jolla. Just north of the popular Windansea Beach, Marine St Beach is a wide open beach with lots of sand to sunbath, rocky reef with tide pools to explore and even volleyball nets for a fun game with your friends.

Better for Experienced Adults

Experienced surfers and bodyboarders are partial to Marine Street because the waves here are challenging and tend to crash at the shoreline. However, since the surf can be rough, children and inexperienced swimmers are advised to seek calmer waters.

Further Enjoyment

The nearby kelp beds, home to sea life of all kinds, attract scuba divers. But if you are not interested in underwater exploration, you can take a short walk north and, at low tide, explore the tide pools just north of Hospitals at a famous spot appropriately named The La Jolla Tide Pools. If you are able to spend time at Marine Street beach later in the day, you’ll find that this is a great place to admire a spectacular sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

A Browsing Break

If you feel you’ve had enough sun for a while, you might want to take a break and explore La Jolla, perhaps have lunch and do a little window shopping—or actual shopping, if your resistance is at a low point.

La Jolla is a beautiful area, considered a “village” by locals. Many shops cater to the wealthy, but you can find a little of everything here, from fashionista to funky, in every price range.

Stay Nearby at The Shoal Hotel La Jolla Beach

Stay in the perfect location for your beach vacation at The Shoal Hotel La Jolla Beach. This cute boutique hotel is just a few blocks away from Marine Street Beach and offers a comfortable, casual style and convenience to attractions in San Diego.

How to Get There & Parking

Free Parking
Free Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Neighborhood Parking

Getting to Marine Street Beach

If you are coming from the I-5, take Genesee Avenue west to Torrey Pines Road. Turn left on Torrey Pines, left again on Girard Avenue, then right on Pearl Street. You’re getting closer now: Turn left on La Jolla Boulevard, and finally, right on Marine Street.

Street Parking at Marine Street Beach

There is no parking lot available, so you will have to find a parking spot on the street.

At the end of Marine Street, you will find a stairway down to the soft, warm sand. Spread out your towel, spread on some sunscreen and enjoy your getaway on this beautiful, secluded La Jolla beach.

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Know Before You Go & Tips

Lifeguards
Lifeguards
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Camping
No Camping
No Glass Containers
No Glass Containers
No Motorized Vehicles
No Motorized Vehicles
No Smoking
No Smoking
No Trash Cans
No Trash Cans
Public Transportation
Public Transportation

Tips to Keep in Mind

There are a few rules to follow at Marine Street beach:

Beach Rules

No alcohol or glass containers, no littering, no smoking, and no disturbing noise. You cannot sleep or camp overnight here.

Seasonal Lifeguards

Lifeguards patrol the area during the summer and on holidays.

Dogs Allowed with Restrictions

Dogs are allowed on the beach before 9:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. (after 4:00 p.m. during winter hours).

No Facilities

There are no public restrooms, no disability access and no picnic facilities on this beach.

No Very Accessible

If you have children or there is an elderly person or someone with a disability in your party, a more accessible beach with services and full-time lifeguards would likely be a better choice.

Marine Street Beach
is Known For:
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
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Lifeguards
Lifeguards
Tide Pools
Tide Pools
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available
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