The Best Summer Water Activities Near San Diego

The Best Summer Water Activities Near San Diego

San Diego boasts 17 miles of gorgeous coastline with 11 beaches, giving you plenty of opportunities to spend time near the water. Get the most out of your time on the shoreline with this list of the best San Diego water activities.

1. Surfing

If you want watersports in San Diego, try surfing. The beaches of San Diego boast exciting waves for the seasoned surfer and opportunities for first-timers, too. Try locations like La Jolla Shores or Pacific Beach to catch a wave. If you need surfing lessons, Ocean Beach Surf School will have you riding waves in no time! 

2. Kayaking

Another way to spend time on the water is by taking a kayaking trip along the shore. Kayaks let you explore hidden sights you could not access by swimming or being on a larger boat. San Diego visitors especially love to explore the La Jolla Sea Caves, a collection of caves sculpted into the cliffs.

3. Tide Pools

Exploring tide pools is a fun San Diego beach activity for all ages. These shallow pools emerge during low tide and are full of ocean animals like barnacles, sea stars and crabs. Visit the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument to see some ocean wildlife. 

4. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Head beneath the waves by going snorkeling or scuba diving during your trip. The city has many locations that provide snorkeling gear or take people scuba diving. Put on some goggles and head down to La Jolla Cove or the seven sea caves of La Jolla for the best snorkeling experience.

5. Boating

Boats allow you to enjoy the water in a new way. San Diego has plenty of boating opportunities for visitors of all interests. Try anything from sailing to fishing along the Pacific Coast. You can also book harbor tours from Flagship or San Diego Bay Cruises to spot sea animals like dolphins or whales. 

Where to Stay Near San Diego

As you plan your San Diego vacation, you will need a convenient and comfortable place to stay during your travels. Boulevard / Cleveland Nat. Forest KOA Holiday offers nearby access for day trips to San Diego while giving you a serene nature retreat. It is a perfect home base for your Southern California travels. 

The campground offers various lodging options, including RV SitesTent SitesExtended StaysCamping Cabins and RV Rentals. It also has plenty of amenities, including Wi-Fi, a pool, a KampK9 dog park, a zipline and hiking trails.

Reserve a Site at Boulevard / Cleveland Nat. Forest KOA Holiday

As you plan for San Diego summer activities, book your stay at Boulevard / Cleveland Nat. Forest KOA Holiday for an unforgettable camping experience.

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