"The most southern Pacific beach of the USA!" Imperial Beach by matcrazy1

Imperial Beach Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 210 photos

Local atmosphere

Imperial Beach is a name for a beach and for a City of Imperial Beach. Confusing? More: I thought that Imperial Beach is a part of city of San Diego but - a surprise - it's a seperate city now!

In contrast to famous Coronado Beach, Imperial Beach offers more local and - no doubts - less elegant/luxury atmosphere.


Reasonable prices

It seems that this area is better for visitors on low budget (at least in comparison to Coronado).

Empty but lovely

Empty beach (in April) looks lovely. Am I wrong?

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely beach, reasonable prices :-)))
  • Cons:Not so comfortable transportation if you don't have a car
  • In a nutshell:Escape to the most southern American beach!
  • Last visit to Imperial Beach: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jul 27, 2007 at 10:21 PM

    IB has been so awesome,stormy times of the year mean some contamination but Locals of IB manage, they are intelligent and are aware of the surf conditions. Sand Castles are the next 2 days, enjoy great local people and tasty waves. Its an awesome time!

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    Jan 19, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    Nice page, Matt. Any beach is a great place for a seaside stroll.

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    Jan 18, 2007 at 2:42 PM

    "one of the most poopy beaches in California" I understand why the palm trees grow so well!

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    Nov 13, 2006 at 7:09 AM

    Another lovely page Matt.. I love the beaches.. It's a shame that in this beautiful part of the world, the beaches are contaminated.

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    Oct 19, 2006 at 1:43 PM

    Doesn't everyone want to live on the ocean? Gosia noticed all the flags in our area as well. I was so glad she put hers out on August 1 !!

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    Apr 30, 2005 at 2:42 AM

    I love your way of writing tips - good tips

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    Mar 9, 2005 at 2:29 PM

    Matt, I love reading these first impressions; your most recent visit to USA, you are so much more atuned to the society. These are precious written reactions that you should never change. Great stuff!

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    Jan 3, 2005 at 11:27 AM

    Hi Matt, Wonderful Imperial Beach page!! We were there in October when we visited San Diego for a weekend get away. Great photos!

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    Nov 26, 2004 at 11:47 PM

    Hey Matt, you did a good job. Very nice page indeed!

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    Aug 19, 2004 at 8:39 AM

    They say that in Sothern California even the trees are skinny! It's true, don't you think?


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