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About Imperial Beach

Imperial Beach is the county's southern most city and borders Mexico at Friendship Park. Its pristine beaches stretch for miles, providing a picturesque backdrop for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing. For wildlife enthusiasts, the Tijuana Estuary and Wildlife Refuge offer a unique opportunity to explore diverse ecosystems and observe migratory birds. The Imperial Beach Pier is a must-visit, providing stunning panoramic views of the ocean and hosting fishing enthusiasts. Additionally, outdoor enthusiasts can explore the expansive Otay Valley Regional Park, a hidden gem that offers scenic hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and opportunities to spot local flora and fauna. Moreover, the annual U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition showcases incredible sand sculptures, attracting artists and spectators alike.