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5 Best Beaches in San Diego for Your Engagement / Elopement / Wedding / Family Photography

Updated: Jun 1


San Diego 5 Best Beaches for Your Photos -best recommendations with plenty of photo examples by a prefessional photographer  PKA Photography

San Diego is famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather.

We are on the beach sunset side, the water looks blue in the morning and looks golden in the afternoon. The best timing for beach session is in the early morning or late afternoon. I love "golden hour" and I love "purple hour / blue hour" before the sunrise and after the sunset.


Mia Kampka - One of the Best Wedding Photographers in Socal

My name is Mia, I am a professional wedding + elopement photographer based in San Diego, California, I am also specialized in family photography. Today we are going to talk about the best beach locations to go for your Engagement / Elopement / Wedding / Family Photography.

All of these locations are my favorite, this list is not ranked.



1. Windansea Beach


San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
Beach Elopement

Key words:

Mia & LaRon's wedding beach Beautiful landscape

Big rocks & white sand beach Dramatic waves Stairs from the street parking to the beach Bohemia style straw-built shed can be used as a wedding bridge


San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach

San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches for Your Photos -best recommendations with plenty of photo examples by a prefessional photographer  PKA Photography
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach

San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach

San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Windansea Beach

Warning:

The waves can be too strong (over 10 feet tall) due to windy weather.



2. Coronado Beach


San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Bridge
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach

Key Words:

Wide white sand beach

Golden sand

Hotel the Del (red top "castle")

Sand dunes

Lighthouses

Man-made island, peaceful waves, family friendly

San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach






San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach

Warning:

Too many people around in weekend.

It takes are while walking from the roadside to the water.


San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Coronado Beach

3. Scripps Pier & Beach


Key words:

Instagramable Pier

California palm trees + ocean view

White sand beach on the left side and big rocks /knolls on the right side

Climbable trees on the hill with oceanview


San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach


San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach
San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Scripps Pier & Blacks Beach

Warning:

No public parking lot & bathroom nearby.

Too many people during sunset, have to take turns under the pier.



4. Sunset Cliffs

San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Sunset Cliffs

Key words:

Wild flowers ( seasonal), rocks, waves, cliffs, dirt, sunset, caves





Warning;

No beach access, have to walk to long stairs and might reach to the water (rocky based).

An elopement example at Sunset Cliffs


5. Torrey Pines / Blacks Beach

San Diego 5 Best Beaches - Torrey Pines

Key words:

Free parking

Gliderport

Trails

Nature

Mountain meets sea

Perfect for proposal


Warning:

It takes over 30mins to hike from Torrey Pines to Blacks Beach (one way).

Blacks Beach is known as a nude beach.






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