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.
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.
Facilities: Not much. No restrooms.
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.
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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