Marine Street Beach La Jolla
Marine Street Beach is near the upscale
community of La Jolla, a small cluster of high-end clothiers, hotels,
shops, and galleries. It’s legendary to body surfers and body
boarders because of its thunderous waves, which crash right at shoreline.
However, this beach may not be ideal for families, as there are
no pubic restrooms or picnic areas and the rough surf is not well
suited to children.
Still, Marine Street Beach offers privacy
and gorgeous white sand that can make for a fun, casual day of sunbathing
with friends. A word of caution: The rough waves at this beach have
been known to cause serious injury to swimmers and body boarders.
We advise inexperienced ocean-goers to respect the water here.
Marine Street Parking & Lifeguards
Lifeguards are stationed during the summer
and on peak weekends during the spring and fall. Plan to park on
the street at Marine Street Beach, since there are no public lots.
Unless you have good parking karma, get there early to find a space,
especially in the summer and weekends all year long.
Directions to Marine Steet Beach
From the north, take I-5 south. Exit at Genessee
Avenue, head west, and make a left on Torrey Pines Road. Head down
the hill into downtown La Jolla, turning left on Girard Avenue and
right on Pearl Street. Turn Left at La Jolla Boulevard and then
right on Marine Street. From the south, take I-5 north to Torrey
Pines Road. Once you are in downtown La Jolla, follow the directions
Marine Street Beach and Windansea Beach to
the south are two of the most scenic beaches in southern California.
Arrive early in the morning or late in the evening for a stroll
along the beach. You'll be rewarded with stunning scenery
and privacy not often found along southern California's coast.