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A long walk on the beach can be so romantic. Holding hands, feeling the sand under your feet, and soaking in the ocean views is a lot more charming than eating in a restaurant and going to see a new flick in a dark theater. So for your next date, forget the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine. These five secluded beaches by San Diego are way more likely to score you brownie points with that special someone.

1. Windansea Beach

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In La Jolla, Windansea Beach (derived from “Wind and Sea”) has sandstone cliffs, ocean views, and vibrant sunsets that scream romance. The rocky shoreline is also adorned with this quaint tiki hut that you can lay under and watch the fiery colors light up the sky at night.

2. Black’s Beach

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Hidden among the seaside bluffs of Torrey Pines, Black’s Beach provides the perfect, quiet place for you & your lover to escape from the crowds. The shoreline spans from Torrey Pines Beach to Scripps Beach, a few miles north of La Jolla Shores. It’s actually set in such a nice, remote location, the stretch is widely known as one of the top clothing-optional beaches in the country.

3. Sunset Cliffs

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Sunset Cliffs will give you both views and solitude between Point Loma Nazarene University and the Pacific Ocean. You can take trails across the park for a leisure walk together, or follow the steep route down to the popular Garbage Beach, where there are also marvelous tide pools at low tide.

4. Moonlight State Beach

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North of San Diego, Moonlight Beach will give you and your date complete tranquility in Encinitas. The wide & sandy stretch of coastline is popular for swimming, fishing, surfing, and just going for a long, quiet walk. The beach has volleyball & tennis courts available, as well as a snack bar for when you’d like some ice cream

5. La Jolla Cove

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La Jolla Cove is nestled among sandstone cliffs, just beneath Scripps Park. It’s enchanting, but the cove is fairly small, and usually gets too crowded on sunny days. So if it’s possible, try planning your date here early for your best chances at scoring a good spot.

For more date ideas, check out some of these top California beaches to have a picnic.