Del Mar is a glorious and expansive beach that hugs the coast for 2 miles.
You can go for a jog along the shore when the sun is low; walk over to quaint shops and seaside restaurants nearby; or lounge under a beach umbrella for hours without a care in the world.
And, if feeling a bit adventurous, you can hike an unofficial trail on the bluffs at the beach’s southern end, where you can enjoy elevated views of one of California’s prettiest beaches.
Lifeguards on duty 9am-sunset. Restrooms; beach volleyball courts. Outdoor showers turned off due to statewide drought.
Alcoholic beverages are banned March-early Sept. Dogs allowed only on north end of the beach (north of 29th St). Smoking, glass containers, fires, tents and overnight camping not permitted.
On summer weekends (June-Sept) and holidays, lot and street parking can be impossible to come by; arrive super early (7am-8am) or take public transportation
Train + Metro Bus: From Solana Beach station, take the 101 bus to Camino Del Mar & 15th St; and walk 2 blocks to the beach.