Additional Information on Our Policies & Efforts!
‘Preserving’ San Diego’s beaches means advocating for responsible coastal planning in the face of major threats to the coast like sea level rise and illegal development. This work is powered by our communications with planners, elected officials, regulators and other stakeholders. Our intention is to document and make transparent those communications.
It is important to note that coastal planning is complex and evolving, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to many of the questions surrounding the future of our coasts. Surfrider San Diego considers the specific context surrounding every issue we take on, but all of our advocacy is grounded in the principles of the Coastal Act and the California State Constitution. Together, these two guiding policies ensure that private property rights near San Diego’s coast are properly balanced with coastal access, and that the beach exists for the benefit of all members of the public.
- Letter to the City of Solana Beach Regarding Conditional Use Permit for the Construction of a Bluff
Retention Device at 135 S. Sierra Avenue
- Letter to the City of Del Mar Regarding SANDAG’s Realignment Rail Study
- Letter to the City of Del Mar Regarding SANDAG’s Bluff Stabilization Project
- Letter to the City of Carlsbad Planning Commission Regarding Our Position on Upland Relocation and Ponto
- Letter to the City Encinitas Planning Commission Regarding Plant Restoration at Beacon’s
- Letter to the California Coastal Commission Regarding Seascape Shores’ Stairway Coastal Development Permit Application
- Letter to the City of Del Mar Regarding The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Marisol Specific Plan
- Letter to the The City of Carlsbad Regarding the City’s Draft Local Coastal Program Land Use Update
- Letter to the California Coastal Commission Staff Regarding The City of Oceanside’s Issuance of Exemptions for Emergency Coastal Development Permits on Pacific Avenue
- 2020 Letter to the Coastal Commission Regarding Coastal Development Permit for a Seawall at 245 Pacific Avenue