Solana Beach is a small seaside community on the northern coast of San Diego County, and is around 30 minutes by car from downtown San Diego.
The community’s charming, laidback beach town atmosphere makes it the perfect haven for those looking to soak up some sun on the beach while enjoying a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Solana Beach is also home to plenty of great shopping and dining options, as well as some fantastic nightlife venues.
Locals and visitors alike often head to Fletcher Cove Beach, one of Solana Beach’s most popular attractions. The beach is nestled within a secluded cove and is an ideal destination for swimming, surfing, and kayaking. There’s also Fletcher Cove Park, which is the main beach park along Solana Beach. The park includes a playground, picnic tables, a basketball court, and a viewing deck that offers a truly panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
The nearby Del Mar Racetrack is a sprawling American Thoroughbred horse racing track with an audience capacity of over 44,000. The racetrack hosts plenty of competitive races usually during the months of July to December, and also serves as a venue for various concerts and events.
Shoppers can get their shopping fix at The Boardwalk, a shopping promenade with a rustic feel that contains many specialty shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as an outdoor food court.
Cedros Avenue Design District is an amazing destination for shopping as well. This shopping hub stretches over two and a half blocks and is made up of over 85 shops which include art galleries, boutiques, spas, and restaurants. Cedros Design District also hosts fun events like Gallery Nights, wherein galleries remain open until 8:30 pm and guests can enjoy some new exhibits, artist receptions, and live music.
If you’re looking for a home or an investment opportunity in this sunny piece of paradise, Solana Beach has a wide assortment of real estate options. Choices range from Mediterranean-style homes with great golf course views, two to four-bedroom single-family homes along charming tree-lined streets, and luxurious oceanfront condos where you can wake up to incredible, breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.