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San Diego Beaches

Update on reopening of San Diego beaches

The City of San Diego is moving into Phase 2 of its plan to safely reopen local beaches. The following timeline takes effect beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, at sunrise:

June 8, 2020

  • East and West Mission Bay Parks open to park and water use, no restrictions
  • Mission Bay parking lots open
  • Fiesta Island opens to pedestrians, dogs, and cyclists (no cars allowed)

June 9, 2020

  • Piers and boardwalks open
  • Beach parking lots open, no restrictions

June 12, 2020

  • Balboa Park Central Mesa opens
  • Balboa Park parking lots open, no restrictions

July 6, 2020

  • Fiesta Island opens to vehicles

Enforcement will remain as directed by the County Health Order:

  • Beaches: All persons shall practice social distancing other than members of the same household. Sitting on the beach will be allowed for sunbathing and relaxing alone or with your household unit 
  • Oceans: Swimming, surfing, kayaking, and single-person paddling is allowed 
  • Bays: Single-household recreational boating allowed. Fishing is allowed, but not from the shoreline
  • The public shall not congregate or participate in active sporting activities (like football or volleyball) on beaches

Information on Phase 2

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Photo of Map of San Diego BeachsBlacks BeachLa Jolla ShoresLa Jolla CoveChildren's PoolWindansea BeachPacific BeachMission BeachOcean BeachMission Bay

With 17 miles of coastline and 4,600 acres around Mission Bay Park, San Diego offers a wide variety of beaches and amenities. San Diego Lifeguards patrol the beaches from nine permanent lifeguard stations (Ocean Beach, South Mission Beach, Mission Beach, North Pacific Beach, Pacific Beach, Children's Pool, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores, Black's Beach) and dozens of seasonal stations during the summer.

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