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

1,496,165 people live in San Diego Coastal, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $43,154.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,496,165

Total Population

36.2 years

Median Age

High

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

$43,154.98

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
No rating available
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
4/5
Montgomery Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
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
Sunnyslope Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
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
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bay Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Chesterton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Fletcher Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Marshall Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
1st - 12th
No rating available
Garfield Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Creative Performing and Media Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Normal Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mission Bay Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Nativity Prep Academy
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Paul's Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Vincent De Paul Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Torah High School Of San Diego
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Institute Of San Diego Child House
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Jolla Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Scy High (Southern California Yeshiva High School)
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Old Town Academy K-8 Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
High Technical Elementary Mesa
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Empower Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Barnard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Carson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Crown Point Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Jefferson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
John Muir Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
La Jolla Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Lindbergh/Schweitzer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Loma Portal Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Oak Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Rolando Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Sessions Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Silver Gate Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Tierrasanta Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
Wegeforth Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
San Diego Metro Career and Technical
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
San Diego County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Blessed Sacrament Parish School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Maria Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Reformation Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
San Diego Center For Children Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
St Didacus School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
La Petite Ecole / English French Learning Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Banyan Tree Foundations Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
12th - 12th
No rating available
San Diego Global Vision Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
High Technical Elementary Explorer
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Harriet Tubman Village Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
High Technical High International
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Suncoast STEAM Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Magnolia Science Academy San Diego
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
High Technical Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Central Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Cubberley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Florence Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Hawthorne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Pacific Beach Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Torrey Pines Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Vista Grande Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Benchley/Weinberger Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rosa Parks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Kearny Digital Media & Design
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Kearny College Connections
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
iHigh Virtual Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Home & Hosp/Transition Support
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
The Child's Primary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Gillispie School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Stein Education Center
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
St Augustine High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stella Maris Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montessori School Of San Diego
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Children's Growing Center-First United Methodist
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Comprehensive Educational Svs Dba Aces Academy
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
High Technical High Media Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 7th
4/5
City Heights Preparatory Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
High Technical Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
San Diego Cooperative Charter