Top 5 Places to SUP In San Diego County
A lot of people consider San Diego a stand up paddle boarders dream location. It features everything that paddle boarders look for – great waves, an incredible SUP yoga community, and numerous choices for flat water paddling. Here are the top 5 places for paddle boarding in San Diego County.
If you're interested in catching a few great waves as you SUP, the Beaches on Coronado Island offer you long lines and pristine A frames which make this the perfect place for SUP style surfing. There's also coves and areas with calm flat water if that's more your thing. Coronado is a small scenic island that has charming shops, cafes and the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. It's only a quick 5 minute drive from downtown across the scenic Coronado bridge . You'll find endless miles of golden sand beaches and endless opportunities to make some memorable SUP memories.
Mission Bay offers endless possibilities for calm flat water paddling. On a daily basis you'll see SUP yoga classes, SUP fishing, and paddlers training for upcoming races. Mission Bay offers great sight seeing too. You can cruise by hotels, beach homes and the famous boardwalk as you soak those famous San Diego rays. When you get tired take a pit-stop at Belmont Park and ride the old wooden rollercoaster after grabbing a bite and people watching.
Ranked the 6th best beach in the entire U.S.... do we need to say anymore?!! Sea life and dramatic cliffs mark the landscape. This is without question a marine sanctuary, and if you visit at the right time, you'll be amazed at the things you will discover in the water under your SUPrents paddle board. If you're lucky you will see sea turtles, leopard seals, jellyfish and even the occasional small shark! La Jolla also offers high end shopping and dining when your done on your board.
This dog-friendly beach is well known locally as Dog Beach. SUP with your pup is becoming increasingly popular, and this is the ideal location that allows you to acquaint your pet with the wet stuff while you catch some waves along the way. The surf here ranges from ankle high to the head high, so ensure that you are comfortable in the waves before you paddle out. And if you're feeling lucky after your SUP session head over to the world famous Del Mar Race Track and try your hand on the ponies... with the big blue Pacific Ocean as the back drop.
Shelter Island is the place you want to be to catch a sunrise on the water with incredible city scape views. Grab a coffee on the way down to Shelter Island at The Living Room in Point Loma, take a stroll along the board walk and then launch your board into San Diego Bay from the beach access area. From there you'll be able to see the entire city skyline, Coronado Island, numerous yachts and maybe even a group of Navy Seals training. Enjoy the cotton candy skies as the sun rises above America's favorite city!