One of the best parts about living in Southern California is its beaches, and with an average winter high of 66 degrees Fahrenheit, there’s nothing stopping you from having fun in the sun all year long. Here are four of the best beaches to check out in North County San Diego this winter 

1. Del Mar Shores is filled with so much Pacific Coast charm that it’s just as lovely in the winter months as it is in the summertime. In fact, with fewer crowds and mild sun, you might prefer the saltwater waves this season. Del Mar Shores has public access, but the beach tends to get quite narrow during high tide, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly to make the most of your time in the sun. 

2. Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove is a family-friendly waterside escape that’s perfect for the cooler months. You might also hear this beach called The Pillbox, an homage to its WWII-era gunnery. As Solana Beach’s primary beach, it is convenient to visit and beautiful for a day on the sand. Fletcher Cove Park offers picnic tables and a basketball court, and the waves are renowned for swimming, body-boarding, or simply jogging in the foam. 

3. If you want to get up close and personal with wildlife, head to La Jolla Cove. Seals spread out to sunbathe on the rocks, and beachgoers can walk the trail that winds around the cove. Watching the animals play makes for a fun afternoon when the water’s too brisk to dive into. (Although we recommend maintaining a safe distance from them to respect their boundaries, as they are wild animals simply enjoying their natural habitat.) 

4. Tide Park is a fantastic winter destination. Rich with Pacific sea life, the tide pools on the northern edge of the park are great for exploring. But this Solana Beach park offers much more than that as well. If you’re ready to suit up for an afternoon of water sports, this beach is an excellent place for scuba-diving, snorkeling, and surfing.


No matter what way you like to spend your beach days, whether you prefer surfing high-intensity waves or taking a leisurely stroll in the sand, there is a beach for you in North County San Diego. If you’re interested in exploring San Diego luxury real estate or Solana Beach real estate, reach out today. It would be our pleasure to help you find a home that’s right for you so you can enjoy these stunning beaches any time you wish.