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Horseshoe Beach

Coast Blvd.
La Jolla , CA , United States

The closest thing to an undiscovered find on a bustling, built-up coast, Horseshoe will never draw big crowds with its location; the crescent moon of shoreline is only accessible by an unmarked stairwell (off Coast Boulevard near Prospect Street). It’s so secluded, in fact, that you can barely make it out in the above photo. At high tide, a rock jetty on the northern end of the beach doubles as a natural diving platform.

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