Discover San Diego's Beaches: Private Driving TourPrivate Tour
Explore the best of San Diego's beaches and their unique cultures on a private tour.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Driving tour: including a private vehicle throughout the tour
- English-speaking Guide - Private transportation including hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Gratuities optional
- Food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at Tony Gwynn's Statue in 'Park at the Park' outside Petco Park
What makes this tour special
With 266 days of golden sunshine a year, San Diego has bright skies and a mild climate benefit with gentle ocean breezes mitigating the heat.
On your private driving tour of San Diego’s beaches, you will:
Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off from your private driver-guide at any centrally located San Diego hotel;
Begin your day at La Jolla Cove, where you will see active marine life;
Enjoy spectacular views from Soledad Mountain, from which you can see Mission Bay, downtown, and Tijuana Beach;
Visit Pacific and Ocean beaches, where you will begin to see how each beach town has its own communal vibe;
Enjoy breathtaking scenery at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park;
Venture to Coronado Island, where you will take a stroll, and even see the famed and haunted Hotel Del;
Enjoy a lunch stop at any number of local places recommended by your guide (price not included in the tour);
Finish your tour with a stroll around scenic Seaport Village, where you will be able to see the US Navy hard at work and see how large an aircraft carrier is from the port.
Stretching from Oceanside to the Mexican border and from the beach east into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Cleveland National Forest, San Diego’s 70 miles of picturesque coastline boasts 33 gorgeous sandy beaches. Rugged bays and tide pools teem with barnacles, crabs and sea urchins and are home to seals and sea lions, while dolphins, whales and turtles can be spotted in open water.
Each beach has its own distinct Southern California beach culture, from skaters on boardwalks to palm-hemmed secluded sands and laid-back hang-outs where surfers rule the waves. Your Private Tour of the San Diego Coast and Beaches takes you straight to the finest coastal stretches to discover the heart and soul of the city where, literally, life's a beach.
Your tour visits Ocean Beach, with its laid-back rhythm. It has a vintage SoCal hippy vibe with surf shops, taco stands, microbreweries and dog-friendly sands. Here, you can enjoy a pit stop at one of the many beachside eateries, or wait until you hit the crashing waves of the Pacific Beach. Serious surfers head to Pacific Beach - or “PB” as the locals call it - for an electric party atmosphere, glowing bonfires and excellent swells.
Your final stop is La Jolla, a scenic stretch dubbed ‘Paradise by the Sea’ sheltered by a 300-ft rocky bluff that is home to seals, sea lions, numerous seabirds, lush beach flora and a wide sweep of soft honey-coloured sand.
Along the Point Loma Peninsula’s western shoreline, the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park encompasses native coastal scrub, dramatic cliff formations, craggy caves, intertidal lagoons and mesmerizing panoramic ocean views.
The alabaster-white sands of Coronado Island, home to the haunted Hotel Del Coronado, boasts quintessential San Diego seaside allure, running along Ocean Boulevard and evoking the era of Marilyn Monroe, who famously filmed Some Like It Hot here in 1958. Next Seaport Village where a picturesque century-old harbourside boasts numerous seafood bistros and waterfront cafés.
Please note: Your guide will be happy to drop you off at one of the last beaches on the tour, so feel free to bring your swimsuits and towels to soak up the glorious San Diego sun!
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
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QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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