Explore the most popular beach trails near San Diego with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Did this one as a loop. Hiked the Ho Chi Minh trail from the gliderport down to the beach, walked north on the beach to this trail, and then back up to the gliderport. Very cool & rugged sandstone canyons, caves, lagoons, and waterfalls. Highly recommend!

mountain biking
4 days ago

Hardly anyone around and the beach all to yourself. Watch for horseback.

We were in San Diego for a conference and stopped in the evening. A bit busy but everyone had there own thing going: yoga, surfing, dog walking, photography. Stayed to watch the sunset of course- was not disappointed.

A gorgeous overlook of the ocean at sunset, but not so much a hike.


beautiful spot! there will be crowds, it’s popular :)

13 days ago

Very amazing view!!! Great easy hike, my friend with me did it in flip flops lol

20 days ago

Downhill first mile, uphill on the wayback. jogger friendly.

23 days ago

Love Point Loma. This is a nice little trail with great views of Coronado, San Diego and Tijuana in the distance. There's some WWII history things to see related to gigantic spot lights and a generator building. Nothing too dramatic on the road grade - most people can handle it though wouldn't recommend wheel chairs. Lots of native California vegetation with some identification signage. Pick a little of the Coastal Sage and smush it with your fingers - the smell is wonderful.

Dolphins, ocean, sand and nude dudes.

Nice run overall starts atop cliffs and onto the beach.

1 month ago

Great views. Really cool little park.

Shortcuts to black’s beach

1 month ago

Easy walk! Stunning views, cool breeze! Make sure you bring your water bottle. Enjoy!

It’s just walk not a hike

Amazing views! Short trail with steps but worth the hike. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
No flip flops, slippery at times if you get down to the water.

would be 5 stars, but dogs are only allowed at night

Something scenic

Standard loop. Not too exciting for me

Took a morning jog from Spanish Landing to Seaport Village. I avoided the crowds by going around 0830. View is beautiful of the bay. A good playlist and lots of sites to keep your mind busy as your walk, jog, run, or bike this route goes by quickly.

Great trail, beautiful views, fun to climb down the cliffs into the tide pools and check out the caves. There were many visitors and many children of all ages also climbing down. Family friendly, and adult friendly as well.

1 month ago

Loved the cool breeze while walking. Plenty of restrooms throughout the walk. Cement path through lots of park area. Plenty of parking.

flat and easy. access to beach

This isn't a hike, it's more of a stroll along the beach, but the view is amazing and perfect for sunsets. However, please don't ignore the danger signs. My best friend's cousin was scrambling there, fell, and barely survived with a broken back, rib cage, face, and damaged internal organs. He had to be airlifted, and it went on the news and everything. It's relatively safe BUT DON'T IGNORE THE SIGNS

Not much of a hike but so much much fun and absolutely beautiful

2 months ago

This is.a great trail with great views of San Diego Bay that’s about 2 miles round trip. It is almost completely downhill for the first mile and of course you must come back up for the second mile. I notice that it says wheelchair friendly....I don’t think so. The first quarter of a mile is paved. The rest is dirt and rocks.

Nice hike with great ocean views, tide pools, and interesting rock formations and cliffs.

2 months ago

Favorite walk. Used to walk this everyday when I lived in PB.

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