People Walking Along the Beach at Wipeout Beach
Avoid having a hectic trip and embrace relaxation with these tips for making your vacation a resounding success.
Save on Local Activities & Attractions
If you’re looking to check out a few local attractions without disrupting your easygoing vibe, consider pairing a morning or afternoon on the beach with spots that are a little off the beaten trail, such as the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Coronado Museum of History & Art.
You can save on admission and gear rental when you purchase a Go City San Diego Pass and use our promo code, GVSD5OFF, for an additional discount which you can stack to double the savings.
Be Courteous of Locals
The more private and intimate vibes of these beaches mean it is especially important to be a courteous visitor. Locals may not take kindly to large, loud groups who are overly disruptive.
Give other beachgoers space and make sure to clean up after yourself to keep these beaches enjoyable for everyone.
Book a Nearby Hotel
Even though you don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to find a spot at these beaches, staying nearby is still ideal. Consider spending the night at an excellent waterfront hotel like the La Jolla Cove Suites, or at another of our picks for the best hotels on the beach in San Diego!
Sunset Surf at Garbage Beach
Visit In Season
Many of San Diego’s best secluded beaches are centered around surfing, and conditions vary with the seasons. Beginners will find easier waves in the summer months, while more practiced and skilled surfers should try to take advantage of the bigger winter swells.