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San Diego
Beach Hotels

San Diego is 2 hours, by car,
south of Los Angeles and minutes
from the border of Mexico.

Del Beach at Hotel del Coronado
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Hotel del Coronado - San Diego

The San Diego area offers everything a beach lover could want. The beaches range from wide and long stretches of golden sand to cozy coves. If you want to get married on the beach, San Diego has a beach that will suit your needs. You can surf, fish, sail and at night San Diego offers a huge range of places to eat and to party. No place in California, maybe the world, offers so much to see and do in such a compact area.

Besides the beaches, there is Sea World, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and Mexico just a few minutes away. If you don't want to spend a lot of time in your car, a trolley system takes you from the Mexican border to downtown San Diego to the shopping malls in Mission Valley.

Fun & Useful Information for Beach Lovers:

Fire Pits

Most of the beaches have fire pits for evening hot dog roasts. However, during the winter months, when the surf and tides are high, the fire rings may be removed.


Ocean Beach has a dog beach where dogs can run free. It's located at Ocean Beach Park which you will find at the end of Voltaire Street. On all other beaches, dogs are prohibited from 9 AM to 6 PM. During the other hours dogs are allowed only on leashes. Of course, you must come prepared to clean up after your dog.


Click here for specific information on permits for beach weddings.

Here's an example, though. We attended a wedding on a bluff above the ocean about 300 yards from La Jolla Cove. The permit fee, spring 2002, was only $34.50. The grassy area held about 50 people. From our chairs we looked out over the Pacific Ocean. It was pretty spectacular. Keep in mind that any beach wedding is subject to fog, overcast skies, wind, rain, or at the other extreme, hot piercing rays from the sun. The day for the wedding we attended was perfect.


Silver Strand State Beach allows camping on the beach but you must have a fully self-contained camper. Tents are not allowed. This state beach is located several miles to the south of the Hotel del Coronado.

Places to stay:

Our favorite.

The Hotel del Coronado is definitely the place to stay. Click on Book Now to get the best rate available.

Click on Beach Info for maps showing San Diego beaches and more information on San Diego's great beaches.

Beachfront Hotels - San Diego -Imperial Beach - Coronado - Pacific Beach
Ocean Beach - La Jolla

Ocean Beach Hotel
Crystal Pier

Blue Sea Lodge

Surfer Motor Lodge

Pacific Terrace Inn
Shell Beach Cottages
La Jolla Cove Suites

Sea Coast Inn
Oct 20, 2009
Closed-Boarded Up
La Jolla Shores

La Jolla
Beach and Tennis Club

Sunset Cliffs

Hilton Resort
On Mission Bay

Youth Hostel
Banana Bungalows
Pacific Beach

On Mission Bay

Hotel del Coronado
Ocean Park Inn
Diamond Head
Pacific Beach

Mission Bay
Pacific  Shores
(Not on beach
but very close.)
Paradise Point
Mission Bay

Pacific View
Pacific Beach

Ocean View Villas
Sunset Cliffs

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Beach Hotels - Oceanside to San Diego Area

On the Beach
Del Mar

Marina Del Mar
Beach Terrace

Beach Club

Wyndham Pier