Point Loma Beaches

Not only known for it’s fishing industry, did you know that Point Loma has deep roots in aviation, as well?

In the 1920′s a dirt airfield known as ‘Dutch Flats’ was the home of Charles Lindbergh’s airplane, ‘The Spirit of Saint Louis’, built by San Diego’s Ryan aeronautical Company.  The location is now part of the Midway neighborhood.

Point Loma guards the portal from San Diego Bay to the Pacific. From Cabrillo National Monument to  La Playa & Shelter Island, Point Loma  offers small intimate beaches, stellar tide pools, fishing, dockage, and is a renowned boaters paradise.  Shelter Island plays host to numerous marinas & resorts.  The area offers a small beach, calmer waters, large grassy parks for picnics, paved walkways, boat launch and spectacular views of downtown.


Shelter Island Shoreline Park

La Playa Beach Access

Cabrillo National Monument & Tidepools

Sunset Cliffs Park

  • Lifeguard services → if any ← vary by season, day, hours, even weather!
  • Dog rules vary by city & season. See “San Diego Dog Beach & Park Information”
  • Overnight camping / sleeping is not permitted, except at campgrounds
  • Smoking has been banned on all California State Beaches & Parks
  • Alcohol is not permitted on most beaches (Yes, this includes beer & wine)
  • All beach information & details are  subject to change without notice
  • You are responsible for your safety, be aware of the rules of the beach