Welcome to Del Mar/Solana Beach
Upscale beach living with high-end luxury and old-world charm
Fast horses, beautiful beaches, and award-winning cuisine — that’s Del Mar in a nutshell. A beautiful, luxurious community located 30 minutes north of San Diego, the Del Mar and Solana beach neighborhoods offer the very best of upscale beach living.
Del Mar was once a retreat for Hollywood movie stars. A neighborhood that strides between high-end and homegrown, Del Mar brings historic luxury to San Diego and attracts millions of visitors to its shores each year. Solana Beach, known for its exclusive community of luxury homes, pristine beaches surrounded by jaw-dropping bluffs, and beloved antique shopping district, is home to 13,000 residents of mostly artists and creatives seeking a slow-paced lifestyle along the beachfront communities of the Pacific.
What to Love
Named among some of the friendliest towns in California, Del Mar and Solana Beach offer warm and welcoming neighborhoods that cater to all ages. The laid-back luxury lifestyle is appealing for young professionals, retirees, and seasoned travelers, and with some of the best public schools in California, the Del Mar and Solana Beach communities are excellent options for families. Homes in these neighborhoods range from ultra-modern single-family residences to beachfront condos and Cape Cod-style beach houses.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Home to San Diego’s finest seafood, The Brigantine
is a place where locals and visitors can come together to share a meal in a lively atmosphere and build community. The Brigantine first opened on Shelter Island in 1969 and has since expanded to nine locations throughout the county. Featuring award-winning tacos and freshly shucked oysters, dining
at the Brigantine is always a delicious experience! Get a taste of the local flavor with regionally inspired dishes, and don’t miss their custom cocktails and craft beers.
If you’re looking for a classic Southern California dining experience, look no further than Jake’s Del Mar
. An oceanfront restaurant specializing in explosive flavors and craft cocktails just steps away from the beach, Jake’s offers brunch, lunch, and dinner options. Don’t forget to try a piece of their famous Hula Pie
Offering award-winning restaurants, luxury retailers, and stunning event spaces, the open-air Del Mar Plaza
is a great place to spend the day. With panoramic ocean views in the background and European-inspired architecture, you just may feel like you’re exploring the streets of another country! The Plaza also offers live music on the weekends as part of their Seaside Sessions
series, community exercise classes, and bilingual storytimes at Sandcastle Tales
Cedros Design District
is the heart and soul of Solana Beach. Discover something new at one of the 85 unique boutique shops and retailers while meandering the historic streets. There is much to explore, taste, and shop along the avenue, so come prepared to spend an entire day in Cedros Design District! While you’re there, catch a show at the famous BellyUp Tavern
for live music and happy hours.
Things to Do
There are so many places to explore throughout the Del Mar and Solana Beach communities. One of the most famous places in the world, The Del Mar Fairgrounds
has been making memories since 1936. The host of hundreds of events throughout the year, the Fairgrounds is home to the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar Turf Club (home to the famous horse races), and 48 acres of recreational opportunities.
Powerhouse Beach Park
is the main beach in Del Mar and offers ample green spaces for relaxation, walking paths, showers, playgrounds, and picnic tables overlooking Del Mar City Beach. Bring your pups to the Del Mar Dog Beach
, the only spot in Del Mar that allows off-leash play throughout the year. It’s an ideal location to make new friends — for you and your dog!
Torrey Pines State Reserve
offers 2,000 acres of coastal parkland from Del Mar to La Jolla and is one of the wildest stretches of land along the California coast. People come from all over the world to experience the scenic views of Torrey Pines and enjoy hikes through the wilderness and along the beach. This protected area is home to dozens of migrating sea birds, bobcats, raccoons, coyotes, and the elusive Torrey pine.