Beyond the "Surf Henge" sculpture by Malcom Jones, Portwood Pier Plaza, a park area, the Pier, the Dempsey Holder Safety Center, shops and the Pacific Ocean are the focal points of Imperial Beach on... more
If you are in the San Diego area during the Sandcastle Competition, you must come to Imperial Beach to see it!! Usually held in the second weekend in July. The exact dates for this year can be found... more
San Diego is about sixteen miles north of Imperial Beach and would be a nice day trip while visiting. San Diego is the biggest city near Imperial Beach and worth a trip over to enjoy a variety of... more
Things to do while in Imperial Beach tend to generally appeal to the visitor who loves the ocean and who truly want's to relax. This is a slow paced surfing community. ...
Things to do while in Imperial Beach tend to generally appeal to the visitor who loves the ocean and who truly want's to relax. This is a slow paced surfing community. Of course the beach is the big draw and there are a few unrelated things to do. Mostly it is on or at the beach or in the ocean that one finds activity. There is the Tijuana Esturary for those interested in wildlife refuge/marsh preservation. There is the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, for hiking./horseback riding. Along the west end of Palm Avenue and all down Seacoast Drive are free standing art sculptuers relating to surfing and the ocean. Also there is an indoor and outdoor surf museum depicting the history of surfing and how the big waves in Imperial Beach have impacted surfboard design.
The picture above was taken with my digital camera from the balcony of my condo.
Imperial Beach is a great beach if you want a quiet, relaxing beach. When I was there May 18-25th, 2002, you saw very...