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Del Mar City Beach

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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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Great beach, especially in winter

This is one of my favorite beaches. As long as tide is not extremely high, you can walk a long distance on the sand. Generally it's very clean and the view is beautiful. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
HIllary L
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Del Mar is a beautiful beach. Its a great etaway while in San Diego area. I often visit this area, especially during the Fair season!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite beaches. As long as tide is not extremely high, you can walk a long distance on the sand. Generally it's very clean and the view is beautiful. The lifeguard tower is well located and the guards are good about designating surf and swim areas. Thus, it's a popular beach and can get very densely... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited Del Mar City Beach several times during our stay. It is a beautiful place to watch the sunset! We took a nice walk along the been and encountered several others doing the same. Parking on the street can be challenging at times, but take your time and you'll find a spot.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I spent summers here, beginning in 1966. Then it was home to Desi and Lucy Arnez(I Love Lucy) and Jimmy Durante. I remember running down the beach to get Mr. Durante's autograph. It's near the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairground. Horses from the race track used to walk the beaches, along the waters edge. I visited this last year when... More 

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New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

While boys were at Lego Land my d and I enjoyed the park at DelMar and the Beach, walked the town and looked in shops. It was a terrific couple of hours. We hopped on the 101 south to La Jolla and were amazed at the views!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Came to Del Mar City Beach a view times and it was amazing!! The views are gorgeous...We could spend hours upon hours here! The park area is so pretty as well. It's well worth the time to sit and relax here on any day!

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Richfield, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Del Mar beach is very clean and classy. It has a grassy area for picnics and BBQ's, also a park for kids, drinking fountains for humans (and dogs.) Sunset with the palm trees in the foreground was SO amazing. Favorite photo of the trip. This beach is unique from others in that it has train tracks on one side, then... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is another great beach in Del Mar. Do go there while visiting Del Mar which is a really nice village in California about a half hour north of downtown San Diego. Del Mar is really cute and looks new England like.

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Calgary, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
113 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I really liked this beach, as the sand was great, the beach was clean, and the ocean was great. It was a little busy, but I would expect that from a beach this good. I would definitely come here again!

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Litchfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful place for a picnic and our kids enjoyed playing in the ocean. Liked that there were snacks and bathrooms available.

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