You Will Love Shell Beach & Boomer Beach
There are three things that all the beaches of San Diego have in common, and that's sand, saltwater, and sun! However, there are a few extras that make these two gems special.
Boomer Beach offers onsite scuba gear rental and snorkel rentals as well! You can save on gear rental fees and admission prices to nearby attractions such as the San Diego Beach Tour, the famous SeaWorld San Diego, Belmont Park, and more when you purchase an All-inclusive Go San Diego City pass.
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Search for Seashells
Whether you're looking to collect conches or cockles, Shell Beach is the place you want to be! Not to mention, collecting seashells is legal on these sands, hence the name.
Don't forget to bring a basket or a bag to put your newly found shells in to keep them safe. To have the best chance of finding the best ones, come at low tide, so you have a larger area to explore.
Ride the Waves Without a Board
What better way to immerse yourself in your surroundings than to try your hand at bodysurfing? While boards are prohibited, bodysurfing is not!
Time in the waves is a great way to start or end your day with the sea breeze in your face while your heart is pumping as you're gliding your way back to the sand!
Experience the Beautiful Tide Pools at Low Tide
If you're not much of a swimmer, but you love sea life and want to see what lives below the surface, Shell Beach is where you want to visit, especially at low tide!
When the sea recedes, countless sea creatures can be found in the pools that are left behind. Exploring the pools is especially fantastic for families looking for a unique experience.
Explore the Ocean Floor
Snorkeling is perfect for those who want to take a peek at what's going on under the water. Perhaps bodysurfing is a bit too much for you; then, snorkeling would be a perfect way to cool off and see some amazing sea life in its natural habitat.
While not as calm as some nearby La Jolla beaches like La Jolla Cove, snorkeling can make for a fun afternoon activity at both Shell Beach and Boomer Beach.