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Surf’s Up! San Diego Beaches That Kids Love

It’s no surprise that San Diego is home to several beautiful beaches. We picked our top spots for kids and families. These beaches range from the gorgeous Silver Strand in Coronado to a hidden gem that’s on the quieter side of Solana Beach. Grab the boogie boards and sunscreen, and don’t wait until summer to start hitting the waves and sand. Click through our album to discover the best beaches in town.

The Hidden Gem: Tide Beach Park
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The Hidden Gem: Tide Beach Park

Tide Beach Park is a hidden treasure among San Diego beaches. This secluded area of sand at the north end of Solana Beach is rarely crowded. It’s hidden by steep bluffs and accessible by staircase. A large reef, called Table Tops, offers good surfing, snorkeling, surf-fishing, and swimming. Tide pools are located at the north end of the beach. And unlike other beaches, there is also plenty of free street parking in the residential areas surrounding this spot. Be sure kids use the potty before hitting the waves since this beach does not have a restroom.

Located at: 302 Solana Vista Dr., Solana Beach, Ca

Photo credit: Leah Singer

  1. The Hidden Gem: Tide Beach Park
  2. The Vacationers Dream: Coronado Central Beach
  3. The Family Beach: Cardiff Reef Beach
  4. The Early Evening Spot: Moonlight Beach
  5. The Overall Fun Spot: Del Mar City Beach
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What San Diego beaches does your family like to visit? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Leah R. Singer

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