Fall is in full swing and the slight decrease in temperature has us dreaming of warm San Diego temperatures. It’s never too early to start thinking about a winter vacation to the San Diego shore. To get your wheels turning, here are a few of the best San Diego beaches—all of which are within easy driving distance of our EZ Rent a Van location.

San Diego Beaches

1. Coronado Beach

Coronado Central Beach is a 1.5-mile long beach that is regarded as one of the nation’s best beaches. The beach is flat with an unusually broad strip of sand between the boardwalk and ocean. This means that even on busy days, sunbathers will have no shortage of room for umbrellas. Perhaps the most special part of Coronado Beach is a mineral called mica, which causes the sand to glimmer under your feet. You can best see these little flecks of gold shimmer in the calmer knee-deep water before the waves break.

2. La Jolla Beach

Are you planning a beach getaway for your whole family? La Jolla Beach has no shortage of family-fun entertainment and activities, and it offers some of the the gentlest waves in San Diego. At this beach, you can join a scuba class or watch sea lions and seals lounging along the coves. Also, you’ll find a somewhat hidden gem known as La Jolla Cove — one of the most photographed spots in San Diego. Visitors can snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters, which are filled with colorful Garibaldi fish and other sea creatures.

3. Mission Beach

One of the liveliest beaches along San Diego’s shores is Mission Beach. You’ll want to skateboard or bike your way down the boardwalk, join a game of beach volleyball, or take a ride on the iconic beachfront roller coaster. With two miles of oceanfront boardwalk and a wide range of activities, it’s hard for anyone to be bored at this beachfront amusement park.

San Diego is full of great coastal destinations, and these three beaches are just a few you can consider working into your fall and winter getaway plans. For all of your San Diego travel plans, be sure to contact EZ Rent a Van at (760) 846-6223 for reliable and affordable rental passenger vans, minivans, and cargo vans. You can also make a reservation online anytime.