San Diego Coastal

Hip seaside communities along 70 miles of glorious coastline.

Welcome to San Diego Coastal

The hip coastal neighborhoods of San Diego stretch along 70 miles of spectacular coastline. Each San Diego seaside community has its own character and charms, but all offer cool coastal breezes and beautiful luxury properties. From laid-back California beach towns to vibrant coastal cities with premier attractions, there’s something along the glorious Pacific coastline around San Diego to suit all tastes. Throughout these communities, shopping and dining options include trendy and artsy districts lined with boutiques, Pacific Beach’s happening bar scene, and upscale seafood restaurants on the oceanfront.

What to Love

  • Resort-style amenities
  • Some of the country’s best beaches
  • Upscale shopping and dining
  • Luxury oceanfront properties

San Diego Coastal Communities

Directly across the bay from downtown San Diego, the charming resort city of Coronado boasts a beach repeatedly voted the best in the United States. Coronado features charming old-world mansions and hotels, including the landmark Hotel del Coronado, built near the beachfront in 1888.

Point Loma is a scenic peninsula famed for the spot where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to set foot in California in 1542. Known as the place where California began, Point Loma’s other attractions include the eclectic shopping and dining of Liberty Station and the upscale waterfront restaurants of Harbor and Shelter Islands.

Pacific Beach is an energetic seaside neighborhood with some of San Diego’s best nightlife and shopping. Along with countless bars and boutiques, Pacific Beach boasts a 3.2-mile boardwalk and stunning multimillion-dollar oceanfront homes.

The quiet community of La Jolla enjoys some of San Diego’s most enchanting coastal scenery. This upscale neighborhood also offers world-class waterfront restaurants, numerous art galleries, and boutique shopping by the seaside.

Del Mar is home to the fun and excitement of the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack. Homes in this beachside entertainment destination include masterpiece oceanfront residences and sprawling country estates.

Solana Beach is a quintessentially Californian beach town offering a continuous 1.8-mile sandy beach alongside hip shopping in the Cedros Design District.

Encinitas has a laid-back surf town atmosphere and an eclectic mix of architecturally distinctive homes. Encinitas’ Cardiff by the Sea neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best surf spots and prettiest homes.

The vibrant city of Carlsbad has a lively downtown area and top attractions such as Legoland California and Sea Life Aquarium. Carlsbad’s diverse housing options range from charming cottages and bungalows to luxury homes in private gated communities.

Oceanside is a relaxed beach town located midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Oceanside’s sought-after oceanfront homes enjoy panoramic views along a long stretch of coastline.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

San Diego and the nearby communities along the Pacific coast together offer an incredible variety of fine restaurants. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a premium destination for steaks and seafood with locations in San Diego’s Seaport district and overlooking La Jolla Cove. Eddie V’s combines its exquisite food and first-class service with live jazz music. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is another great choice for upscale steak and seafood dining in La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter. The menu at Fleming’s consists of perfectly prepared prime steaks and finest-quality seafood alongside handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list.

The elegant Addison restaurant at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego’s first Michelin-starred restaurant. Set a captivating environment with ornate décor and stunning canyon views, Addison serves a chef-driven tasting menu of innovative dishes fusing the culinary traditions of France, Japan, and Southern California. Addison’s impeccable meals are complemented by pairings from a wine cellar containing more than 3,000 bottles.

Many more outstanding dining options can be found in San Diego and the city’s adjacent coastal communities. Little Italy is a world-class gastronomic destination with outstanding restaurants such as the glitzy Born & Raised steakhouse.

Things to Do

Gorgeous beaches extend along much of the 70-mile coastline close to San Diego. The Cabrillo National Monument marks the first arrival of European explorers to California in a spectacularly scenic spot at the southern tip of the Point Loma peninsula. Liberty Station in Point Loma features scores of stylish restaurants, bars, and boutiques housed in a former naval training center.

In Del Mar, as many as 1.6 million attendees enjoy the traditional agricultural exhibits and diverse entertainment of the San Diego County Fair. Between July and September, the Del Mar Racetrack sees top horse racing action from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

The Legoland California Resort and Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad are hugely popular family-friendly attractions. Carlsbad is also home to the extraordinary display of blooming flowers at the 50-acre Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.

Schools

A variety of public school districts covers San Diego coastal communities.

  • Roger Rowe Elementary (Rancho Santa Fe), Public, K-5.
  • The Bishop’s School (La Jolla), Private, Episcopal, 6-12.
  • La Jolla Country Day School, Private, PK-12.
  • Canyon Crest Academy, Public, 9-12.
  • Torrey Pines High School, Public, 9-12.
  • Francis Parker, Private, PK-12.

Overview for San Diego Coastal, CA

1,386,649 people live in San Diego Coastal, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $48,642. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,386,649

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,642

Average individual Income

Schools in San Diego Coastal, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Diego Coastal. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Howard Pence Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Juarez-Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Nestor Language Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Montgomery Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ocean View Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Finney (Myrtle S.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
St Charles Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Los Altos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Silver Wing Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Godfrey G. Berry Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
George Nicoloff Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Sunnyslope Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Park Village Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sunset Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Willow Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Miramar Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Solana Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Chabad Hebrew Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Charter School of San Diego
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Carmel Del Mar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Adobe Bluffs Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Los Penasquitos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rolling Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Christ The Cornerstone Lutheran Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Good Shepherd Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Torrey Pines Montessori Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Del Mar Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Highland Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Black Mountain Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Canyon View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bernardo Heights Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Jonas Salk Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Solana Pacific Elementary
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Kinderhouse Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Cathedral Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Del Mar Hills Nursery School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scripps Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Innovations Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Del Mar Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
San Pasqual Union Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Horton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Webster Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
San Diego Business/Leadership
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Rodriguez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Logan Memorial Educational Campus
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Tabernacle Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
America's Finest Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Gompers Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Holly Drive Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Cabrillo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
2/5
Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Pacific View Leadership Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Valencia Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Millennial Technical Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
City Tree Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Keiller Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
King-Chavez Academy of Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
McGill School of Success
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Albert Einstein Academy Charter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Chollas/Mead Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Encanto Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Johnson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Paradise Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Sunset View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Kimbrough Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Zamorano Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
San Diego Science and Technology
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Porter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Urban Discovery Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
King-Chavez Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
King-Chavez Primary Academy
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
King-Chavez Arts and Athletics Academy
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Baker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Burbank Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Sherman Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Washington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
San Diego International Studies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5