Introduction to Imperial Beach, California
Imperial Beach, California, in San Diego county, is 4 miles S of Chula Vista, California (center to center) and 9 miles S of San Diego, California. Part of the surrounding San Diego metro area, this is not an isolated city. Imperial Beach is home to some 26,992 residents.
Imperial Beach History
The history of Imperial Beach began in June, 1887 when R. R. Morrison, a real estate developer, filed a subdivision map with the clerk of San Diego County. The map referred to the area as South San Diego Beach. It covered land from 5th Street to 13th Street north of Palm Avenue and between Palm Avenue and today's Imperial Beach Blvd. Mr. George Chaffey purchased several plots of land for subdivision with the intention to create a summer retreat for the people of Imperial Valley. This region was named "Imperial Beach" as a part of marketing strategy.
Imperial Beach and nearby Attractions
- Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
- Imperial Beach Sports Park
- San Diego Zoo
- Balboa Park
- USS Midway Museum
- Maritime Museum
Things To Do In Imperial Beach
There is no end to things to do in Imperial Beach, California. The lovely beaches make for an ideal location to hang out at any time of the day. They are also ideal for enjoying all kinds of water sports like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, rafting and many more. There are also many amusement parks situated in and around the city for recreation purposes.
Imperial Beach Transportation
The local airport that serves the city is San Diego INTL-Lindbergh FLD.
Imperial Beach Higher Education
Southwestern College serves the city's educational requirements.