With over a dozen beaches and 70 miles of coastline, San Diego has the perfect stretch of sand for everyone. You can use this easy guide
to the beaches between Los Angeles and San Diego. Pacific Beach, a 2 mile stretch of beach known as The Strand, is the most popular beach area in San Diego. Ocean Beach is a favorite stretch of beach for dog lovers, as it features a special area at the north end where dogs can roam free. On the south end of Ocean beach is Ocean Beach Pier, where a fishing license is not required, unlike in most other parts of the San Diego coastline. Torrey Pines State Beach is part of San Diego's beautiful La Jolla area and is popular with surfers. Nearby is the Torrey Pines Golf Course, a well-known PGA tour stop ranked among the best municipal golf courses in the U.S. Be sure not to miss Mission Beach, a one mile stretch between Pacific Beach and South Mission Beach, which is one of San Diego's most popular beach areas. Particularly in the summer, the Mission Beach area and the adjacent Belmont Park are known to draw large crowds. Coronado Beach
is just across the Big Bay from downtown San Diego and can be reached via the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Consistently voted one of the best beaches in the country, the gentle waves and glistening sand make Coronado Beach a favorite for romantic getaways and family vacations. It is also one of our favorite
> in the area. About 14 miles south of downtown San Diego is Imperial Beach, best known for being the most southern beach city on the West Coast, near the border with Mexico, and home of the annual U.S. Open Sand Castle Buidling Contest. About 40 miles north of San Diego is the coastal city of Oceanside
,which offers visitors the classic Southern California beach experience. Oceanside City Beach features a pier, boardwalk and wide, golden sand beaches and genlte surf. Make the most of your San Diego beach vacation by staying in one of our many beautiful San Diego vacation rentals, whether it's for a weekend
getaway or a long-term stay. From Mission Beach rentals to Pacific Beach rentals, we have the web's largest selection of San Diego vacation rentals and San Diego beach rentals. Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
is also a popular destination for locals and visitors.