Bella and the Sunset at Seascape Beach
Stay at or Near one of the Best Swimming Beaches in San Diego
If you want to stay near one of the premier swimming beaches in San Diego and would like a luxury hotel and yet a unique boutique experience, consider the 4-star La Valencia Hotel. About half a mile by foot, La Jolla Cove beach is nearby. With some of the best views in all of San Diego and high-end service and amenities to boot, this hotel could be a great choice for you and your family.
For a family-friendly option, consider the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa for a 4-star experience between Mission Beach and the nearby calm waters of Mission Bay, perfect for kayaking, SUP or finding a quiet place for an afternoon picnic.
Another family-friendly is the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay. This bayfront hotel resort is near calm waters perfect for a swim as well as a bike path perfect for an afternoon ride. The 3-star resort also can be budget-friendly for the more cost conscious travelers.
For a more economical choice, consider the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Del Mar / Solana Beach. Located just a block from the ocean at Seascape Beach, the hotel offers everything you and your family would need at a rate that won’t break the bank.
Surfboards on the Beach in Mission Beach
Save on Gear While at the Beach
While going to the beach for a swim is usually a free, and totally fruitful activity completely worth enjoying during your trip to San Diego, consider doubling up the fun by renting a kayak, a SUP or perhaps even a surfboard and taking a surfing lesson to make sure you have the best chance of riding a wave!
All of this gear can be rented at a steep discount when you purchase a Go City San Diego pass. Gear rentals can be combined with top area attractions like Belmont Park on Mission Beach or SeaWorld San Diego in Mission Bay to save you money.
Enjoy an additional discount with the Go City San Diego pass when you use our exclusive discount code (GVSD5OFF) as well!
Sea conditions are affected by the time of year and weather as much and even more at times than just the location alone.
Know that cooler winter months, while still mild overall, will come with larger more powerful swells. Summer months are generally calmer and ideal for less seasoned swimmers in open ocean locations.
Beautiful Seascape Beach
Secluded Beach Safety
Secluded beaches can be excellent for swimming but do take extra care when swimming at locations without lifeguards and only venture out if you are confident in your abilities to self-assist in case of an issue.