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Address: Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
Phone Number: 858-755-1556
Activities: Swimming, Surfing, Sunbathing
Description: A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.
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Clean, Safe, Refreshing

Though it was too cold to swim, we enjoyed walking the beach and dabbling our toes in the waves. The beach wasn't crowded since it was midweek but there still was plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Retiredteachers2013
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Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Though it was too cold to swim, we enjoyed walking the beach and dabbling our toes in the waves. The beach wasn't crowded since it was midweek but there still was plenty of activity and lots of surfers to watch. It's a nice area that was clean, safe and inviting.

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Albany, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wide flat beach that is great for walking. When the tide is out, one could walk for miles south from Dog Beach to Torrey Pines. Especially great in light of the high bluffs elsewhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a great beach that stretches all the way to the beach area around Torrey Pines. It's a beautiful place to watch the sunset in the evening, build sand castles during the day and watch the surfers ride the waves. The only bad thing about it is that it gets crowded during the day so you will have to... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Witness the best sunset at Del Mar beach, fido welcome as well. I love the relaxed nature of the locals. The sand is quite a bit blackened with tar but well worth the experience. Watch the locals fight the big waves later in the year and be ready to take awesome pictures.

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Langley, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Clean sandy beaches. Not too rocky in the water. Popular surfing spot. Great for families/friends. No partying or smoking permitted. Stay and check out the sunset!

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Austin, Texas
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226 reviews 226 reviews
54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Yes this is our favorite beach. Our family's favorite for many reasons. For familiarity for ease of parking-we always seem to find one nearby, either walking distance or in the neighborhood especially after 5 or you can pay for a bit and park. This time we found one above the playground. Cute little playground we spent some time w/our youngest... More 

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La Mesa, CA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We recently rode bikes to this beach, and found two unbelievable sandcastles that someone had made right on the beach. One was the Empire State Building, and the other was a castle with windows and a moat! It's a great beach for just walking along for miles! It's beautifully scenic, and there are clean bathrooms and a nice outdoor shower.... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wedged between surf & turf and the California's classic Highway 101, there's plenty in Del Mar to keep the visitor busy. Don't be intimidated by the area's high-end trappings. Stay in a cheaper part of San Diego and day trip into Del Mar for the races, a day at the beach or perhaps some fine dining. Do enjoy a short... More 

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San Diego, California
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236 reviews 236 reviews
109 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Walk the beach in Del Mar during the winter. When the tide is right, you can easily walk from Jake's to Torrey Pines State beach and back. It is an invigorating experience, particularly, when the waves are crashing.

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california
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46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The beach is excellent here, and dogs are allowed on the grass near the old power plant across from the old train station. There are very nice bathrooms in the power plant for beach goers. Parking is easy with $$ or ATM cards across the street. Shopping is up the street in del mar, and there's a starbucks three blocks... More 

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