Imperial Beach


Chula Vista city manager to retire July 1

Chula Vista City Manager Jim Sandoval announced his retirement on Wednesday. He will retire effective July 1, after a 15-year career with the city.


South County leaders predict growth spurt

South County is preparing for a large growth spurt, as long-range projects start construction and new investors head south, regional leaders said March 13 at a roundtable discussion held by The Daily Transcript.


Property on Palm Avenue

The car wash at 1158 Palm Ave., Imperial Beach 91932, has been sold for $825,000.


Apartments on Florence, 8th in Imperial Beach sold


Davis, Lamborn appointed to SD Superior Court judgeships

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Visitor Information

Imperial Beach boasts that it is the most southwesterly community in the U.S.  Located 20 miles south of San Diego, just north of Tijuana, the community was started originally as a beach retreat for residents of Imperial Valley in 1887, hence the name. 

The area has had a long pier for fishing since 1909 when the original pier was built to house machiner that generated electricity from wave action.  The "Edwards Wave Motor" was not very successful and was dismantled shortly after it was installed.  The pier has been destroyed several times by wave action.  The last time it was replaced was 1988.

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Business Information

Imperial Beach sits between the Silver Strand and the Mexican Border and boasts a small but neighborly business center. The area is a bedroom community for many of the Navy personnel stationed at North Island who enjoy its proximity to the commissary at Ream Field, a helicopter training base located near the border.

The area is linked to the rest of San Diego by excellent bus service which connects to both the trolley and Coronado, making it one of the few cities in San Diego County with strong public transit.  The city's bus line has the most passengers of any in the county.

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Imperial Beach Businesses

A Fine Touch Painting

1159 Emory St.
Imperial Beach, CA
  • Construction - Remodeling
  • Construction Consultants
  • Contractors - Painting
  • Tenant Improvements
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Movie Theaters

770 Dennery Rd
San Diego, CA, 92154
2170 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92154

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Port of San Diego Invites Public to Integrated Planning Open House (Imperial Beach)

Wed, Apr 30
6:00pm 8:00pm
Imperial Beach City Hall Community Room
Imperial Beach
The Port of San Diego will host three separate open house events for the public to provide feedback on its long-range vision and Integrated Port Master Plan Update process. The Port of San Diego, the fourth largest in California, is in the midst of developing a 50-year Vision Plan as part of the Port Master Plan Update to help set the course for future land and water uses in San Diego Bay. At each open house, port consultants will present an overview of the Vision process and input received over the last six months during the first-phase visioning effort. In addition, a preliminary draft set of guiding principles will be available to the public for input. The guiding principles are important as they will help inform the next phases of this multi-year master planning process.
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