North County Cruisers

Pacific Coast Route Instructions

(Begin by heading Northbound on I-5 from Rt. 78.)

0.0 Exit on Oceanside Harbor Drive (from I-5)

0.5 Straight at Signal.

0.7 Left at Tee at "Oceanside Harbor" (sign).

0.7 Left at Y at "Oceanside Harbor".

(Follow your road as it bends around the harbor)

1.1 Left at Stop on Pacific St.

1.9 You pass the Oceanside Pier on your right.

3.8 Left on Cassidy at Stop.

4.0 Right on Coast Hwy.

4.5 Carlsbad City Limits. Your road becomes Carlsbad Blvd.

5.7 Robert C. Frazee Beach is on your right.

7.0 Encina Power Station is on your left.

8.0 Keep right to stay on Carlsbad Blvd.

9.7 South Carlsbad State Beach entrance is on your right.

11.2 Leucadia City Limits. Your road becomes N. Coast Hwy 101.

14.0 Encinitas City Limits.

(Lots of Stop Signs!)

15.7 San Elijo State Beach Campground on your right.

17.0 Cardiff State Beach entrance on your right.

17.2 Solana Beach City Limits. Your road becomes Old Highway 101.

18.8 Del Mar City Limits. Small Beach. Your road becomes Camino Del Mar. (Upscale shops)

22.5 Torrey Pines State Reserve (Beach) on your right. Your road becomes N. Torrey Pines.

24.5 Torrey Pines Golf Course on your right.

25.8 Right on N. Torrey Pines.

26.2 Right on Torrey Pines Scenic Dr. (towards Glider Port)

26.5 U-Turn at Cul-de-sac. (Use caution if you enter the Glider Port -- rough road surface)

26.9 Right on Torrey Pines.

27.7 Right on LaJolla Shores Drive.

29.8 Right at Y on Torrey Pines (towards downtown LaJolla)

30.6 Right on Prospect Place (towards LaJolla Cove)

30.8 Bear right on Coast Blvd. (towards LaJolla Cove) Caution rough road.

31.0 Straight at Stop. This is LaJolla Cove. It is worth parking and looking around.

31.2 Right on Coast Blvd.

31.4 The LaJolla Childrens Pool is on your right. Park and look at the harbor seals.

31.7 Keep right on Scenic Drive.

32.0 Right on Olivetas.

32.2 Right on LaJolla Blvd.

32.7 Optional side trip to Mt. Soledad to your left.

34.0 Bird Rock is on the road to your right.

35.0 Right on Mission Blvd. Entering Mission Beach.

37.3 Left on Mission Bay Dr. Belmont Park is to your right.

38.4 Right towards Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

39.3 Right towards Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

41.1 Parking for Sunset Cliffs is on your right.

41.8 Left on Hill St. (Caution. Very steep)

42.5 Right on Catalina Blvd. at T.

43.5 Straight at Reserve Entrance to go to Cabrillo Monument.

44.9 Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary.

45.8 Right on Cabrillo towards tidepools. Somewhat steep descent.

46.6 Straight into tidepool parking lot. U-turn when ready to leave

47.5 Right at Stop towards visitor center. Quick left if you want to skip Cabrillo National Monument. Otherwise pay fee.

Backtrack on Catalina Blvd when done siteseeing

50.4 Leave Reserve area

51.2 Right on 209 (Canon St.)

52.6 Left on Rosecrans (209).

52.9 Right on N. Harbor Drive

54.1 San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field) on your left.

54.6 Star of India and the Berkeley on your right.

54.9 Harbor Cruise Ships on your right.

55.1 Fish Market on your right.

55.3 Right on Pacific Highway towards Seaport Village.

55.4 End ride at Seaport Village.