5 Best Family Beaches in San Diego

San Diego beaches offer an idyllic stretch of sand for everyone. Whether you head to the beach to picnic with the family, relax solo, or party with friends new and old, your summer beach fix awaits in San Diego. For family fun, San Diego-style, head to the top family beaches and relax in peace while the kids run wild.

CoronadoCoronado Silver Strand is a quiet beach with four easily accessible parking lots. The sloping shoreline makes the beach safe for children throughout the day.

La JollaLa Jolla Children's Pool is home to real sunbathing seals. Although this beach isn't the best for sandcastles, it makes a fun family adventure--and is great for photos.

La JollaLa Jolla Shell Beach is north of Children's Pool where the sand is clear. From the shore, admire the seals and dolphins swimming in the waves.

Del Mar15th Street in Del Mar is a great beach for picnics and group events. The grass area above the beach offers a playground, an all-inclusive lifeguard tower, and multiple tables, while miles of sand below welcome both lounging adults and rowdy kids.

EncinitasMoonlight Beach in Encinitas is north county's staple beach. With volleyball courts, picnic areas, fire pits, large bathrooms, a new playground, and a large spread of sand, the family-friendly options are endless.



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