Unique Places in Imperial Beach

  • The North Jetty looking at SD Skyline
    The North Jetty looking at SD Skyline
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  • North To IB Pier
    North To IB Pier
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  • BIG  PALM  TREES
    BIG PALM TREES
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Imperial Beach

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    It's Not Where, It's When

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 11, 2012

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    Actually, all of IB is 'off the beaten path' but here I show you a view from the south end of IB Beach looking towards the pier on a stormy day.

    Storms are not frequent, and it is so rare to see any beach in San Diego with no one on the sand that I'm sharing this moment with you.

    A long forgotten--by most outsiders--fact about this area of San Diego is the role this beach played in the creation of California's Surfing Culture that became popular in the early 1960's. This is not a flashy beach, such as Windansea, Corona del Mar, San Onofre, New Port Beach, or even Malibu.

    It is, however, as good if not superior to any of these beaches as a testing ground for the serious and great surfers competing in Hawaii.

    The awesome quality of The Sloughs didn't come into recognition until the late 1930's but it did attract some of the best surfers in the world. If you are a surfer, or interested in surfing history, this is a place not to miss.

    The area near the IB Pier is actually an outdoor museum with plaques below each of the "surfboard" benches and a nice little Surfboard Museum at the Dempsey Holder Safety Center.

    Isolation and Power South Toward IB Pier The North Jetty looking at SD Skyline North To IB Pier
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    Houses close to the Pacific

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    There are not typical houses in Imperial City and in the whole San Diego county. Am I wrong?
    They are just various = almost each is different from next one. Of course there are residential districts with groups of very similar houses or just mobile homes which are various as well.

    Close to the Pacific in city of Imperial Beach most houses look like this one on the picture, notice the American flag - they are everywhere there hehe.

    A house close to the Pacific
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Imperial Beach Off The Beaten Path

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 Imperial Beach off the beaten path  would be any part of the city not along Seacoast Boulevard between Palm Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard.  The whole community is mostly...

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