All The Best Beachside Playgrounds in San Diego

Beachside Playgrounds are one of the best kids combos in San Diego! You've got the best of both worlds here with endless playground time, endless beach time and views for days. Come at sunset with some takeout for a truly incredible evening together.

This will be a running list of awesome beachside playgrounds in San Diego as I come across them. I'll keep adding to this post and updating it as we adventure around.

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(Ocean-Side Playgrounds)

Seagrove Park, Del Mar

Fletcher Cover, Solana Beach

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas

Kellogg Park, La Jolla Shores

Oceanside Pier Playground, Oceanside

(Mission Bay-Side Playgrounds)

Fanuel Street Park, Pacific Beach

Mission Point Park, Mission Beach

(San Diego Bay-Side Playgrounds)

Spanish Landing Park East, Harbor Island


photo in order: Jamie L via Yelp, Audrey B via Yelp, Audrey B via Yelp, Ashley G via Yelp, Caleb T via Yelp, Candace S via Yelp

🤸🏻‍♂️ Seagrove Park - Del Mar (ocean-side)

📍 1601 Coast Blvd., Del Mar 92014

Parking: Metered street parking & a pay lot right across the street

Bathrooms: Yes, but they're a little far away from the playground. You have to run across the large grassy field, so if your little has to go right away, you'd better pick him up and start running. ;)

Playground: Infant & regular swings, slides, 1 play structure, large sand box, small and easy out & back walking trail just behind the sand box.

Terrain: Packed gravel at the play structure, rubber, cement walkway, some sand & grass

Features: The train runs right next to this playground and all the kids go running up to the fence to see the train. Coastguard helicopters and airplanes fly right above, along with pelican formations gliding along the coast. It's right next and part of Powerhouse Park so walk down the grassy area, down a slight hill onto the beach!

Caution: If you take the small walking trail behind the sand box, BE CAREFUL and DON'T let your kids run ahead of you because it leads right up directly to the train tracks!! As long as you don't go up the little hill to the train tracks, just go out & back for a nice little walk about and catch you'll some amazing views of the coastline.

What's Nearby: pending

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photos via Yelp: Vicki C - playground, Michael B - grassy area, Keith A - beach view, Michael B - panorama, Deb N - bathrooms, Ravi S - parking,

🤸🏻‍♂️ Fletcher Cove - Solana Beach (ocean-side)

📍 111 S Sierra Ave., Solana Beach 92075

Parking: Small parking lot nearby, but it fills up quickly on weekends and in the summer or you might find some street parking.

Bathrooms: Yes, they're close to the playground, just across the small grassy field.

Playground: Infant & regular swings, slides, play structure, small rock climbing wall

Terrain: Rubber, a large grassy area nearby that's perfect for picnics

Features: Th