Open Space - Enjoy the outdoors! Take a walk or a hike or a bike ride.
Del Mar is fortunate to be surrounded by lagoons, canyons, and beaches and parks that have been preserved in order to provide residents and visitors gorgeous views of the surf, plenty of room to hike, picnic, relax, and enjoy the natural environment.
Our City has a long history of working hard to preserve local pristine open spaces. Del Mar has endeavored to preserve Powerhouse Park and Seagrove Park which border our beach. Together, these parks offer ADA accessible pathways, public restrooms, bicycle racks, recycling and trash bins, a water fountain, and an outdoor shower. Smoking is not allowed at our parks and beaches.
At the north end of our beach, our North Cliff Preserve overlooks the San Dieguito Lagoon, which serves as the mouth of the San Dieguito River Valley stretching 55 miles east to Volcan Mountain in Julian (Coast to Crest Trail). In the 1970’s, a group of Del Mar visionaries banded together to preserve and restore one of the last remaining wetlands of the Southern California coast, our San Dieguito Lagoon. This committee, along with supportive elected officials, was also instrumental in the protection and enhancement of the entire San Dieguito watershed extending from its headwaters on Volcan Mountain. This 30-year process has included acquiring many parcels of private and publicly owned land, and has become a rich source of open space for our entire region that extends through five well-defined ecosystems.
Go outside in Del Mar!
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Clean Air Regulations
Del Mar air stays clean because of City and County air quality regulations.
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