Shell Beach

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  • Address: Shell Beach San Diego, CA 92037, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Leisure, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Snorkeling

Shell Beach - Review

A long set of stairs, just south of Ellen Browning Scripps Park, will take you down to Shell Beach. It was named that way for all the sea shells. On either side of the beach are imposing sandstone bluffs. See if you can spot the Seal Rock some distance out in the water. If you visit the beach during low tide, you'll find tide pools in which marine animals can often be seen swimming. Be careful if you're planning on swimming or snorkelling; there are reefs that can generate nasty rip currents.

Shell Beach Information

  • Activities like tidepooling, snorkeling and scuba diving can be enjoyed.
  • Parking can be a challenging job in peak season. hence arrive early to park your car around Coast Boulevard.
  • Dogs on leashes only, between 6:00pm and 9:00am (4:00pm to 9:00am - November to March).

How To reach Shell Beach by Public Transport

  • Bus 30 stop Silverado St & Herschel Av.
  • Drive to here.

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TripHobo Highlights for Shell Beach

  • Shell Beach Address: Shell Beach San Diego, CA 92037, United States
  • Shell Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Shell Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shell Beach(preferred time): 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shell Beach: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shell Beach

  • 2.28% of people who visit San Diego include Shell Beach in their plan

  • 39.77% of people start their Shell Beach visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shell Beach

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

78.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shell Beach

People normally club together Cave Store and Salk Institute For Biological Studies while planning their visit to Shell Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • I love collecting shells and shell beach lives up to its name. You don’t have to work hard as they come up on shore whole and gorgeous. I did notice that different seasons yield different types and sizes. Down the way there are beaches with new sea lion pups. Just watch out on the parking. It is crazy and hard to find. If you have the choice have one person drop everyone off and then park up the hill in the town

  • No sea glass here...but there are anemomes!

  • Hardly any shells and no sea glass

  • Great view Breathtaking

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