Marine Street Beach

Try Marine Street Beach if you are looking for a sandy quiet beach in La Jolla, California. This pristine public beach is mainly used by locals, and is a great place to get away from the crowds. If you are looking for a family beach where children can play in the gentle waters, this is not your beach - try La Jolla Shores instead.

Updated June 21, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Marine Street Beach La Jolla

Marine Street Beach
Marine Street Beach is known for its white sand and quiet location, tucked away in a residential neighborhood in La Jolla, away from the tourists who frequent Children's Pool, La Jolla Cove, and La Jolla Shores. While the sand is beautiful, the water can be quite rough, so this is not recommended as a family beach.

Location: Pacific Ocean in a quiet neighborhood in La Jolla, at Marine Street & Neptune Place, San Diego, California.

Directions to Marine Street Beach La Jolla San Diego CA: see below | Google Map

Parking: Limited free street parking available. It is best to arrive early especially in the summer and weekends.

Getting There: Short walk to this easy-access beach from street parking, down a small flight of steps.

Things to Do: Walking, jogging, sunbathing, body boarding (experienced only) and body surfing (experienced only, surfing (experienced only), scuba diving, fishing, photography, walk north to Hospital Point at low tide to explore tide pools.

Marine Street Beach
Things to See: Beautiful view of La Jolla coastline and nearby homes, interesting rock formations, young people at the beach, sunset over the Pacific Ocean, explore beautiful La Jolla in San Diego, CA

Facilities: Not much. No restrooms.

Services: None.

High Tide Access: Best at low tide (less than 3 feet). Check the tide tables before you go San Diego Tide Table

Lifeguard: Lifeguards during summer and holiday weekends.

Dogs: Leashed dogs are allowed before 9 AM or after 6 PM (4 PM from Nov. 1 - Mar. 31).

Things NOT to Do: No children or inexperienced swimmers in the water, no alcohol, no glass containers, no smoking, no littering, no disturbing noise, no overnight sleeping, camping or parking.

Disability Access: None.

Hazards: Sunburn because you won't want to leave; rough surf, rocks, rip currents.

Driving Directions to Marine Street Beach

Directions – from Interstate 5 go west on Genessee Avenue. Turn left on Torrey Pines Road, left on Girard Avenue, right on Pearl Street, left at La Jolla Boulevard, then right on Marine Street.

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