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You can explore seventy miles of beaches without leaving San Diego County. Water, sand, people, sun -- sounds like the perfect recipe for covering a canvas or sheet of watercolor paper. Most beaches offer plenty of parking (some free, some not) and public restrooms.
Above the Surf
watercolor by Mike Shirk
However, Keep in mind that the temperature can be ten degrees color at the water's edge, and there is usually a breeze, so prepare accordingly.
Crystal Pier watercolor by Mike Shirk
But once you've seen the painting opportunities, you'll probably decide it's well worth the effort.