About 20 miles north of San Diego you’ll find the small but scenic town of Del Mar. “The Sea” in Spanish, this community sits on a choice stretch along the Pacific Coast, where bluffs and rolling hills adjoin rocky coves and sandy beaches.
Del Mar spans 1.7 miles and has a population of about 4,000. The low population density makes it ideal for those who want privacy and seclusion. As such, the town attracts retirees and well-heeled buyers.
Topnotch restaurants and breathtaking views of the ocean make this seaside village irresistible to those who want to experience the best of coastal living.
There are also top-rated schools if you’d like to move your family here.
Del Mar Homes
Del Mar is known for its affluence and understated elegance. A wide selection of beachfront and ocean view properties can be found here. These homes serve as primary and secondary residences, and are often designed to help you make the most of indoor and outdoor living.
The housing stock is comprised of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Luxury homes typically have enormous decks and sweeping views of the ocean in almost every room. Lofty ceilings, marble countertops, and sliding glass pocket doors are common features.
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Attractions and amenities
Del Mar’s mild climate is conducive to outdoor recreation, from surfing and fishing to hiking and horseback riding. Explore the town’s beaches, coastal parks, and trails:
- Dog Beach. This broad beach with shallow sandbars is protected from surf and wind. It’s not ideal for swimming, but there’s plenty of room for a game of volleyball and long walks along the shoreline.
- Powerhouse Park. Grassy areas and stunning views of the water make this the perfect spot for picnics. From here, you can walk to the beach and go swimming or take surfing lessons.
- Seagrove Park. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, this grassy park is a popular wedding venue. Roll out a picnic blanket and enjoy some snacks with friends and family while admiring the view.
- The Del Mar Mesa. This 2,000-acre ridge situated on the coast between Del Mar and La Jolla has biking, hiking, and equestrian trails. The sight of sycamore trees and streams teeming with crayfish and largemouth bass will put you in a relaxed state.
- The Del Mar Fairgrounds. Here you’ll find the famed Del Mar Racetrack, where the finest thoroughbreds gather during racing season.
Residents have plenty of shopping and dining options as well:
- Del Mar Plaza. An impressive array of clothing, jewelry, gemstones, and artwork can be found in this three-level shopping complex. Zumba, art, and music events take place here regularly.
- Jake’s Del Mar. Feast on seared scallops, crispy calamari, and shrimp scampi in this local favorite. The lively atmosphere is perfect for gatherings.
- Poseidon Restaurant on the Beach. Satisfy your appetite for seafood in this oceanfront restaurant. Beautifully plated dishes like Spanish garlic shrimp, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, and butter-poached Maine lobster tail make for a memorable dining experience.