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Del Mar City Beach

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Address: Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
Phone Number: +1 858-755-1556

A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.

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Long beach to relax in

My favorite beach - once you can get there. Parking is difficult so get there early. Terrific restaurants nearby - Jake's Del Mar allows you to enjoy a meal and enjoy the beach... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
San Diego, California
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Hampshire, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sand here is not as wide and golden in colour as elsewhere and it lacks a promenade However there is a small but nice park and the town is very peaceful Also there are a couple of great beachfront restaurants

Thank Mike48
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My favorite beach - once you can get there. Parking is difficult so get there early. Terrific restaurants nearby - Jake's Del Mar allows you to enjoy a meal and enjoy the beach view. You can stroll and enjoy the view of the big beach houses, or go the other way and watch the surfers.

Thank GloriaMaria0403
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was able to enjoy the views at the park up top, then mosey down to dip my toes in. The people seemed friendly, the beach was clean, and the services (i.e., foot washing facilities) were easy to access. And, of course, it's a completely gorgeous beach.

Thank Holly F
Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a really nice beach and less crowded than e.g. Venice Beach. Fabulous and clean sand, nice waves (you can also surf there) enough space for a walk, just a very good beach. If you don't want to be with the big tourist groups, I highly recommend you head the 20 miles north from San Diego to get there.

Thank Silvia E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The beach is perfect in the morning until 9 or so on the weekend for jogging with your dog, walking, or just being by yourself. It's long enough for a great workout and the sand is hard packed towards the sea ( which makes it easy for wheelchairs). The lifeguard stations have beach wheelchairs for you to use. People who... More 

Thank allana s
Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is great to go in the morning ; with sun shining you can just chill, relax or do any activity on this beach.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Parked in the lot by Powerhouse Park ($15 for 2 hrs) and took a short walk to the beach. The park has a nice grassy area and ocean views. The beach is clean and sandy. Showers, restaurants, beach equipment rentals are all closeby. You can find a better public beach experience.

Thank Arizona_RoadRunner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really pretty beach that is close to restaurants and shops. Its very clean but very few shells if your into collecting. Great sunsets!

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Del Mar beach at 15th St. was by far the best experience. Easy breezy to park at the Poseidon Restaurant (parking meters) in the parking lot which also offers valet parking. There is also plenty of off street parking if you'd rather not pay $3 an hour to park. The beach was clean and perfectly guarded. The life guard station... More 

Thank Patricia E
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice beach, busy, reasonably clean. Good for strolling, surfing, beach games (in special area). Enjoyed a nice couple of hours.

Thank James C

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