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.
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.