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Del Mar City Beach

Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
858-755-1556
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Del Mar
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Surfing, Sunbathing
Description: A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.
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Del Mar, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Del Mar beach is always clean and has a Life Guard station. There is also a grassy park that overlooks the ocean and is a great spot to relax, read, eat and enjoy. In the summer they do concerts in the park. It is a lovely spot and there are also trees for those who need a little shade.... More

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L.A.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to the of leash dog section three times on our visit to Del Mar. The beach was very clean, they have poop bag dispensers and trash cans. The water was warm and clear. Note that the off leash section is ON LEASH from mid June to Labor day, when the kiddies go back to school, dogs rule! Did see... More

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Yucaipa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We only went after dinner to walk the beach and dip our feet in the ocean. But it was lively with other guests and lit up.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great beach for surfers . Usually locals go to this beach . It's sandy and has areas with grass to sit and have a pick nick. You can also shower there. I loved it although the water is not really for swimming because of the waves. If you are visiting San Diego don't miss it!

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Van Nuys
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Three days to stay on the beach as it was irresistible. Parking tricky but doable. Residents and Europeans primary attendees

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We used to love taking our kids to this beach. The playground is perfect size and has a wonderful view of the Pacific. The kids really enjoyed swinging and looking at the ocean below. We often saw dolphins in the water.

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Baltimore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

City obviously uses parking as a major revenue source $30 for about 4 hours I believe is what we paid. Beach itself is very nice and no charge.

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Lees Summit
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182 reviews 182 reviews
48 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This beach is well cared for and has the amenities needed to enjoy your time on the ocean front. The playground area is clean and up to date. The green spaces are welcoming with lots of room for picnics, play, or relaxing.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beach was not very busy. Found adequate space to lounge and frolic. The beach was very clean many benches above the beach to sit and watch people.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful beach & lifeguard on duty! Snack shop & restaurant available. A lot, a lot of kelp! Get her early to find parking without paying!

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