San Diego’s top three beaches

STORY BY Debbie 29th August 2019

La Jolla Cove: Nestled between small sandstone cliffs along the coast, La Jolla Cove is one of the most picturesque spots in the city. Perfect for swimming, snorkelling and even scuba diving, the area is within the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve that encourages a wealth of marine life to thrive. The cove is also a popular spot with seals and sea lions, who can be seen lazing on the rocks and dipping in and out of the ocean.

Coronado Beach: 70 miles of California’s vast coastline lines San Diego and 1.7 miles of this is dedicated just to Coronado Beach, an idyllic spot with sand that literally sparkles in the sun, thanks to the mica mineral within its grains. The beach is a great place for families looking to try out water sports and beach volleyball, or couples who simply want to relax and watch the waves or use on of the fire pits for tasty s’mores.

Pacific Beach: Known as ‘PB’ to the locals, Pacific Beach is a young beach town that offers the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand. There are three separate beaches that make up the area – Tourmaline Surfing Park, North Pacific Beach and Pacific Beach – each offering incredible views and a laidback vibe.

Stay at the four-star Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in Mission Bay with British Airways. Prices start from £1,285 per person based on two adults sharing on a room-only basis and includes return flights from London Heathrow. Offer valid for departure on 9 September for a four-night stay.

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