The beach in Del Mar is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable in San Diego. The two plus miles of sandy beach offers a great place to relax, walk, or run. Two coastal parks, Powerhouse and Seagrove Parks, are located just above the 15th Street surf break; providing a great spot to picnic with friends and family. The Powerhouse Park also features a barefoot friendly, dog free "tot lot," where kids can play on swings, slides, and climb.
North Beach, affectionately called "Dog Beach" by dog owners, is located north of 29th Street and stretches nearly one half mile to our border with Solana Beach.
North County offers some of the best local running, paddling, fishing, and diving in the area. Local runs and walks include the beach, coastal bluffs, Torrey Pines State Park, and the trails through the backside of Del Mar in Crest Canyon. All areas provide a unique vantage point to enjoy wildlife and the natural surroundings. On flat surf days, many surfers have found alternate avenues of enjoying the ocean via paddling and free-diving in our local waters. With an abundant local fish population and thriving Giant Sea Kelp forest, both activities are prime Southern California spots for these activities.
Two other unique opportunities to explore are Scripps Bluff Preserve and the newly restored San Dieguito River Lagoon. Both spots are located at the northern end of Del Mar and offer extraordinary views of the San Diego coastline, native plants, shorebirds, and other wildlife. Additionally, great training opportunities in the area include running the stairs up to the reserve and the trail out to the Lagoon.
Remember to inquire with local lifeguards for detailed information on safety, rules, and conditions. Enjoy the beach!