Best boardwalks in San Diego

Check out the top boardwalks in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. World Famous
1. World Famous
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35 local reviews
711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 858-272-3100
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Jennifer
Cozy patio and beach boardwalk seating. A menu for everyone. Best Lobster Bisque in town.
Belinda
Inventive mix of surf, turf & pub grub in simple, wood-paneled digs or on the oceanfront patio. TRY THE NUT …
Mike
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a great happy hour, fresh seafood and an excellent variety of entr…
1. World Famous
1. World Famous
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35 local reviews
711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 858-272-3100
Jennifer
Jennifer
Cozy patio and beach boardwalk seating. A menu for everyone. Best Lobster Bisque in town.
Belinda
Belinda
Inventive mix of surf, turf & pub grub in simple, wood-paneled digs or on the oceanfront patio. TRY THE NUT CRUSTED BRIE. It’s fantastic…
Mike
Mike
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a great happy hour, fresh seafood and an excellent variety of entrée. The patio is enclosed and…
2. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
2. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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103 local reviews
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Maria
Historic hotel along the beach with beautiful boardwalk, restaurant and ice cream shop.
Min
Iconic wooden hotel where they filmed 'Some Like it Hot' with Marilyn Monroe. On a boardwalk with a long beach…
Scott
San Diego's most famous hotel!
2. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
2. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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103 local reviews
Maria
Maria
Historic hotel along the beach with beautiful boardwalk, restaurant and ice cream shop.
Min
Min
Iconic wooden hotel where they filmed 'Some Like it Hot' with Marilyn Monroe. On a boardwalk with a long beach, sand dunes.
Scott
Scott
San Diego's most famous hotel!
3. Belmont Park
3. Belmont Park
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79 local reviews
3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
+1 858-488-1549
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Aleta/Shelley
There's the roller coaster, the Wave House, several great restaurants and the beach. If you have a rental car…
Corinne
Belmont Park is ground zero for Mission Beach and if you really want to feel the Southern California lifestyl…
David
This is the home of the famous 100 year old roller coaster. It is our local boardwalk play place, right on th…
3. Belmont Park
3. Belmont Park
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79 local reviews
3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
+1 858-488-1549
Aleta/Shelley
Aleta/Shelley
There's the roller coaster, the Wave House, several great restaurants and the beach. If you have a rental car that you can fit my bikes int…
Corinne
Corinne
Belmont Park is ground zero for Mission Beach and if you really want to feel the Southern California lifestyle you need to hang out and do …
David
David
This is the home of the famous 100 year old roller coaster. It is our local boardwalk play place, right on the beach and it has mini golf, …
4. Mission Beach
4. Mission Beach
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51 local reviews
Mission Beach, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Anette
Mission Beach has a lot to offer with shopping, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a stroll (or rollerblade) on the b…
Jorge
If you are not from California, but want to feel like you are in California, taking a walk, bike ride on the b…
Shawn And Rachel
Mission beach is sandwiched in-between the ocean and Mission Bay. Touristy areas are toward the north, includi…
4. Mission Beach
4. Mission Beach
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51 local reviews
Mission Beach, San Diego
Anette
Anette
Mission Beach has a lot to offer with shopping, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a stroll (or rollerblade) on the boardwalk, and watch incredible…
Jorge
Jorge
If you are not from California, but want to feel like you are in California, taking a walk, bike ride on the boardwalk is a must. Get an ice…
Shawn And Rachel
Shawn And Rachel
Mission beach is sandwiched in-between the ocean and Mission Bay. Touristy areas are toward the north, including Belmont Park. Lots of famil…
5. Beach House Grill
5. Beach House Grill
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20 local reviews
3125 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 858-228-9283
BarRestaurantFood
Estee
A must see. Stop by for lunch and watch the surfers on an awesome man made Wave Pool. Walk the boardwalk, or g…
Josh
Outdoor bar on the boardwalk in Mission Beach. This is kid friendly as well. They have an 9ft man made wave …
Janet & Scott
Situated directly on the Mission Beach boardwalk, this 30,000 square foot outdoor venue is the perfect place t…
5. Beach House Grill
5. Beach House Grill
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20 local reviews
3125 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 858-228-9283
Estee
Estee
A must see. Stop by for lunch and watch the surfers on an awesome man made Wave Pool. Walk the boardwalk, or go to Belmont Amusement Park an…
Josh
Josh
Outdoor bar on the boardwalk in Mission Beach. This is kid friendly as well. They have an 9ft man made wave machine that people surf on. …
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
Situated directly on the Mission Beach boardwalk, this 30,000 square foot outdoor venue is the perfect place to soak up the San Diego sun. G…
6. Pacific Beach
6. Pacific Beach
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61 local reviews
Pacific Beach, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Shawn And Rachel
Beach town, high proportion of college-age/20's population. Lots of restaurants, surf shops, and very active b…
Anette
Beautiful Pacific Beach has a lot to offer with shopping, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a stroll (or rollerblade…
Ryan And Melanie
Pacific Beach has a lot going on between beaches, bars/restaurants, Crystal Pier, boardwalk and much more. Goo…
6. Pacific Beach
6. Pacific Beach
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61 local reviews
Pacific Beach, San Diego
Shawn And Rachel
Shawn And Rachel
Beach town, high proportion of college-age/20's population. Lots of restaurants, surf shops, and very active beach-town nightlife. Good beac…
Anette
Anette
Beautiful Pacific Beach has a lot to offer with shopping, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a stroll (or rollerblade) on the boardwalk, and watch …
Ryan And Melanie
Ryan And Melanie
Pacific Beach has a lot going on between beaches, bars/restaurants, Crystal Pier, boardwalk and much more. Good place to go for a day at the…
7. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
7. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
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22 local reviews
4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego
+1 800-748-5894
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Kristen
Large central pier for walking or fishing. Endless stretches of white sandy beaches with access to swim or su…
Ninha
Awesome historic pier, then you can walk the boardwalk down to mission beach or checkout Garnet street with al…
Erin
Talk a ±one mile walk along the boardwalk from Crystal Pier south down to the roller coaster at Belmont Park. …
7. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
7. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
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22 local reviews
4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego
+1 800-748-5894
Kristen
Kristen
Large central pier for walking or fishing. Endless stretches of white sandy beaches with access to swim or surf. Extensive paved boardwalk…
Ninha
Ninha
Awesome historic pier, then you can walk the boardwalk down to mission beach or checkout Garnet street with all the fun bars and shops. Defi…
Erin
Erin
Talk a ±one mile walk along the boardwalk from Crystal Pier south down to the roller coaster at Belmont Park. Good people watching along the…
8. JRDN Restaurant
8. JRDN Restaurant
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35 local reviews
723 Felspar St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 858-270-2323
Night clubBarRestaurant
Liberty
Located inside Tower 23 restaurant and right on the boardwalk, this is my favorite spot for lunch or Sunday br…
Janet & Scott
JRDN Restaurant and Bar in Pacific Beach is one of the hippest beachfront restaurant and bars in San Diego. Lo…
Ryan And Melanie
A contemporary steak and seafood restaurant, JRDN features casually sophisticated California cuisine for lunch…
8. JRDN Restaurant
8. JRDN Restaurant
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35 local reviews
723 Felspar St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 858-270-2323
Liberty
Liberty
Located inside Tower 23 restaurant and right on the boardwalk, this is my favorite spot for lunch or Sunday brunch. Sit outside and people …
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
JRDN Restaurant and Bar in Pacific Beach is one of the hippest beachfront restaurant and bars in San Diego. Located right on the Pacific Bea…
Ryan And Melanie
Ryan And Melanie
A contemporary steak and seafood restaurant, JRDN features casually sophisticated California cuisine for lunch, and dinner daily. It's locat…
9. Kono's Cafe
9. Kono's Cafe
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41 local reviews
704 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 858-483-1669
CafeRestaurantFood
Ted
One of the most famous breakfast spots at the beach. Come hungry, big proportions. Locals and tourist's favori…
Craig
Kono's is somewhat of a local institution, mainly a breakfast spot, but also some good lunch. Simple good foo…
David
One of the biggest and best breakfasts at the beach. Cash only (ATM outside if you forget). Line out the door …
9. Kono's Cafe
9. Kono's Cafe
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41 local reviews
704 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 858-483-1669
Ted
Ted
One of the most famous breakfast spots at the beach. Come hungry, big proportions. Locals and tourist's favorite. Weekend lines show it's po…
Craig
Craig
Kono's is somewhat of a local institution, mainly a breakfast spot, but also some good lunch. Simple good food, but bang for your buck on q…
David
David
One of the biggest and best breakfasts at the beach. Cash only (ATM outside if you forget). Line out the door is a normal thing waiting to o…
10. Lahaina Beach House
10. Lahaina Beach House
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15 local reviews
710 Oliver Ct, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 858-270-3888
BarRestaurantFood
Marlena
Dive bar right on the boardwalk with huge deck and great view!
Stephany
Iconic Mission Beach dive bar right on the boardwalk.
Amanda
Beach bar for drinking in the sunshine, people watching on boardwalk. It's an open deck on the sand, with che…
10. Lahaina Beach House
10. Lahaina Beach House
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15 local reviews
710 Oliver Ct, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 858-270-3888
Marlena
Marlena
Dive bar right on the boardwalk with huge deck and great view!
Stephany
Stephany
Iconic Mission Beach dive bar right on the boardwalk.
Amanda
Amanda
Beach bar for drinking in the sunshine, people watching on boardwalk. It's an open deck on the sand, with cheap drinks.
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
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3 local reviews
4500 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 858-273-3474
StorePoint of interestEstablishment
Chris
The beginning of the Pacific Beach Boardwalk. Come here to fish off the pier or just stroll around for great …
Linda
Crystal Pier is a lovely destination along the boardwalk, watch surfers or go fishing while waves crash undern…
Craig
Crystal Pier is just a short 10 minute walk from the house, and offers a beautiful view of the ocean.
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
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3 local reviews
4500 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 858-273-3474
Chris
Chris
The beginning of the Pacific Beach Boardwalk. Come here to fish off the pier or just stroll around for great photos of the surfers under th…
Linda
Linda
Crystal Pier is a lovely destination along the boardwalk, watch surfers or go fishing while waves crash underneath you a 5 minute walk from …
Craig
Craig
Crystal Pier is just a short 10 minute walk from the house, and offers a beautiful view of the ocean.
12. Woody's Breakfast And Burgers
12. Woody's Breakfast And Burgers
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14 local reviews
4111 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 858-273-9663
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Sabrina
Love going to this place for a meal with a view! It appears to be just a typical burger joint on the beach boa…
Josh
This is a great place to sip coffee, grab a bite to eat, and relax while enjoying the best people watching Pac…
Terry
Amazing coffees & breakfast right on the boardwalk. No alcoholic beverages.
12. Woody's Breakfast And Burgers
12. Woody's Breakfast And Burgers
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14 local reviews
4111 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 858-273-9663
Sabrina
Sabrina
Love going to this place for a meal with a view! It appears to be just a typical burger joint on the beach boardwalk but it’s so much more! …
Josh
Josh
This is a great place to sip coffee, grab a bite to eat, and relax while enjoying the best people watching Pacific Beach has to offer. It i…
Terry
Terry
Amazing coffees & breakfast right on the boardwalk. No alcoholic beverages.