Marine Street Beach

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Marine Street Beach
Marine Street Sunrise.jpg
Marine Street Beach at sunrise
Map showing the location of Marine Street Beach
Map showing the location of Marine Street Beach
LocationSan Diego, California
Coordinates32°50′13″N 117°16′55″W / 32.837°N 117.282°W / 32.837; -117.282Coordinates: 32°50′13″N 117°16′55″W / 32.837°N 117.282°W / 32.837; -117.282
Length1,780 ft (540 m)
GeologyBeach
Patrolled bySan Diego Lifeguard Services[1]
AccessMarine Street, Sea Lane[2]

Marine Street Beach is a public beach located in the community of La Jolla in San Diego, California, on the Pacific Ocean. It sits at the western terminus of Marine Street, with Children's Pool Beach to the north and Windansea Beach to the south. The surf has been described as rough and not suitable for children.[3] However, the rough surf has made the beach popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Nearby kelp beds host marine life making the area a popular dive spot.[4]

Marine Street Beach is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer, and on peak weekends during the spring and fall.[5] Facilities are limited, with no public bathrooms, picnic areas, or a designated parking lot. Free parking is available on surface streets in the surrounding residential neighborhood.[3]

See also[edit]

To the North:
Children's Pool Beach
California beaches To the South
Windansea Beach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lifeguard Services". City of San Diego Official Website. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Marine Street Beach, La Jolla, CA". California Beaches. Retrieved 1 April 2017. Marine Street Beach is a sandy beach in La Jolla located at the west end of Marine Street and Sea Lane.
  3. ^ a b "Marine Street Beach La Jolla". San Diego Beaches. Enlightened Explorer Travel. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 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 public restrooms or picnic areas and the rough surf is not well suited to children.
  4. ^ "Marine Street Beach". San Diego Coast Life. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017. The kelp beds offer good diving, especially when the waters are clear.
  5. ^ "Marine Street Beach". San Diego Coast Life. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017. Lifeguards are stationed during the summer and on peak weekends during the spring and fall.
To the North:
Children's Pool Beach
California beaches To the South
Windansea Beach