The beach area south of Crystal Pier is known as
A somewhat narrow cement boardwalk parallels the entire beach. Walking, biking, bicycling, and related activities are permitted on the boardwalk, but speed is regulated and must be kept to eight miles per hour or less. Cycles with more than two wheels are not permitted except for use by the disabled. At all times, people must use caution and courtesy in using the boardwalk.
Various shops, restaurants, and beach rental outfits can be found bordering the north end of
Lifeguards are staffed daily year round at the main lifeguard station at the foot of
Water Activity Zones:
This beach has separate water areas reserved for swimming and surfing. Check with lifeguards for details.
Surfing is permitted at this beach in designated areas. Many peaks up and down the beach on a good day, a very fun place to surf.
This beach is not recommended for scuba diving due to lack of undersea life, heavy water activity, and surf.
Restrooms and Showers:
Public restrooms and showers are located at the foot of
The boardwalk is accessible to wheelchairs and provides an excellent view of the beach.
Containers for beach fires are generally provided during summer months and available on a first come, first served basis. The burning of rubbish is prohibited. Only wood, charcoal, or paper products may be used as fuel. Fuel for the fire may not exceed a height of more than twelve inches above the upper edge of the fire container. The fire must be extinguished before leaving the beach. Open beach fires outside containers are prohibited at all
Take Interstate 5 to
Call San Diego Transit at 233-3004 for buses that serve this beach.
Parking is essentially limited to on-street parking on with a few designated spaces in the median at the foot of
The basic rule of thumb is that any gathering of over 75 people requires a permit from the Park and Recreation Department. A permit is also required for a wedding, water event, athletic event, voice and/or music amplification, or use of special setup equipment (such as an inflatable party jump, dunk tank, canopy, etc.) For permit information call Regional Parks at (619) 235-1169.