residential and resort city (1990 pop. 26,512), San Diego co., S Calif., on the Mexican border; inc. 1956. The southwesternmost city in the continental United States, Imperial Beach is near several naval and air stations.
The accommodation ranges from double rooms and a junior suite - with a double bed, living area, balcony and Moorishinspired bathroom - all the way up to the most luxurious imperial beach suite, which boasts a Jacuzzi on the terrace and stunning sea views.
The area served by the 619 area code includes the southern portion of the City of San Diego, and the adjacent cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Santee, and unincorporated areas of San Diego County.