Best Surfing San Diego

Top San Diego Surf Beaches

Going surfing? San Diego is the place, the best surfing in Southern California. There are many great San Diego surf beaches. Which is the best? It depends on the San Diego surf report and your surfing experience.

Updated April 22 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Best San Diego Surf Beaches for Beginners

La Jolla Shores is one of the best San Diego beaches for beginning surfers. There are many San Diego surf shops that offer surf camps for beginners, and they will choose good beaches in San Diego for novice surfers. A surfing lesson will give you the confidence to go out and catch a wave!



Best San Diego Surfing Beaches for Experienced Surfers

Best San Diego Surfing Beaches
The best surfing in San Diego CA for experienced surfers can be found at these San Diego surf beaches:

San Onofre and Trestles - San Onofre

Beacons and Grandview Beaches - Leucadia/Encinitas

Swami's and Pipes Beaches - Encinitas

Del Mar Beach - Del Mar

Blacks Beach - La Jolla

Windansea - La Jolla


Surfin' USA Lyrics and Beaches

Best San Diego Surfing Beaches
The Beach Boys hit song Surfing USA talks about the great surfing beaches, mostly in Southern California. You can go surfing San Diego at five of those famous beaches! Here is a list of the Surfing USA Beaches and the Surfin USA Lyrics.


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Some beaches are best explored at low tide. Check out the tides and find maps and directions to the popular beaches below.

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San Diego Beaches

These are the top beaches in San Diego, listed from north to south:

Torrey Pines Beach

Blacks Beach (Nude beach)

Blacks Beach (Surfer beach)

La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Seals at Children's Pool

Windansea Beach

Pacific Beach

Mission Beach

Ocean Beach

Coronado Beach

Imperial Beach


North San Diego County Beaches

These are the top beaches in San Diego’s North County, listed from north to south:

Oceanside Beach

Carlsbad Tamarack Beach

Leucadia Beacons Beach

Stonesteps Beach

Moonlight Beach Encinitas

Fletcher Cove Solana Beach

Del Mar Beach


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