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Coastal Activities

Welcome to the Coastal Activities Page

Outdoor Recreation


Coastal Activities

Miles of scenic beaches implore an abundance of scenic activities. Learn how to surf. Take a deep sea fishing excursion. Or test your sealegs aboard a stately yacht or sailboat. Scuba diving, snorkeling, water and jet skiing, motorboating and kayaking add to the vast recreational choices. 

Reservations:  858.314.1988

The Grand Beach Service
The alluring Pacific Ocean – a mere five miles away – beckons, and The Grand Del Mar's beach service offers an easy way to soak up the San Diego sun. Service includes roundtrip transportation to/from Del Mar's 18th Street beach; set-up of beach chairs and umbrellas; beach towels and bottled waters.

Complimentary for resort guests, based on availability.
24-hour advanced notice requested.
Sand Castle Building at Del Mar Beach
Sundays, July – August, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Get your fill of fun, sun and sand with a family expedition to Del Mar Beach, including courtesy transportation, sunscreen, water, snacks, supplies and instruction by award-winning sand artist, Ray Karch. Enjoy some friendly competition and see how your sandcastle stacks up.

Complimentary for resort guests (ages 5 and up). Children must be accompanied by adults.
Reservations required.
Kayak the 7 Caves of La Jolla
Experience amazing ocean and wildlife views on a two-hour kayak tour of the La Jolla Sea Caves and the fascinating marine paradise of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. Guided by a passionate and well-trained kayak enthusiast, even first-time kayakers are welcome for a chance to see seals, sea lions and sometimes dolphins in the gentle waves of the Pacific.

$50 per person/$90 double kayak
Reservations required.
Surf's Up
Whether you are a beginner who wants to try surfing for the first time or an advanced surfer looking to take it to the next level, head to the beach for a private surf lesson. Adult, kids, family and group lessons are all available; surf board and wet suit rentals included.

Private lessons start at $85 per hour.
Reservations required.
La Jolla Segway® Tour
Discover La Jolla on a Segway® Personal Transporter, the “Bike of the Future.” During your 2-hour guided tour, you will learn how to ride a Segway® and explore popular sites, such as Seal Beach, Sonny Jim’s Cave, Windansea Beach and more. Comfortable attire and suitable footwear recommended.

$149 per person
Reservations required.
Seven-day cancellation notice required.
Daily Sunset Sail
There’s simply no better way to take in the beauty of San Diego’s downtown skyline than from the water. Embark on a 3-hour sail and take in the sights, including Cabrillo National Monument, possible wildlife and a beautiful sunset – California style.

$85 per person
Complimentary beverages and snacks are provided.
Reservations required.
Cliffside Walk
Enjoy a two-hour guided coastal hike along La Jolla's historic Cliffside Trail. You'll learn about sea life, nesting birds, Native American lore and beach culture on this moderate three-mile tour. The trail is mostly paved with some hilly sections; suitable footwear recommended.

$75 adults / $35 youth (ages 12 – 17)
Reservations required.