We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (157)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“city beach”(18 reviews)
“life guards”(11 reviews)
“snack shack”(6 reviews)
A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.
Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Del Mar
from $219.00
More Info
from $85.00
More Info
from $795.00
More Info
Reviews (446)
Filter reviews
415 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews city beach life guards snack shack lifeguard station boogie boarding torrey pines parking spot san diego across the street easy walk high tide powerhouse park plenty of parking paid parking great people watching surfers lifeguards
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 415 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good family oriented beach with lifeguards. Parking could be a problem when lots of people are at the beach like weekends.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 912daleo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several days on this beach learning how to paddle board and surf. They have a swim only section which won’t allow surf boards in this area. Life guards were on duty and enforces the rules to ensure public safety. Signs on the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours at this Beach today. It’s not the best of CA beaches, but it is very easy to get to and free of charge. It is a dog friendly and family friendly area. Parking is mainly on streets and probably a premium...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank donaldh886
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very nice beach, quality sand, great amenities; this is a “professional” beach. As to the amenities: well-organized lifeguards, two excellent restaurants, Jake’s and the Poseidon, a snack bar, nice rest rooms with hand washing sinks and foot and body washing showers for sand removal....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Douglas L
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Del Mar is delightful small City on San Diego's north-western border. The beach is long, clean and well frequented. At the City's northern shore beach volleyball prevails and dogs are welcome. Reasonable eateries in the area from inexpensive - pizzeria to upscale - several. Parking...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank saints2sd
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

This park has plenty of grass and benches so there are loads of seating options with spectacular views of the ocean. If you're there for fireworks, you can see at least 5 different shows from the park.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 78trishd
Reviewed June 27, 2019

The beach is clean and long and beautiful. Great for family as well as adults. A lovely spot to mediate and enjoy teh lovely nature of this great USA.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maria c
Reviewed June 23, 2019

We stayed in a beach house a block from the beach so we were there every day during our week long stay. It is a family beach in a predominately residential area. We could walk to it but we could see that parking was difficult...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sandy817
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Lond walk on the beach to view the beautiful villas along the coast and the cliffs. Check out the tides schedule to avoid high tide as iti can be difficult to enjoy the beach then. Safe for children. Dogs allowed on leach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie Martine M
Reviewed May 8, 2019

We go early and let our dogs run a mock on the beach and in the water! Tons of dogs and plenty of parking. During the summer it gets crazy!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank X7542XZkevinv
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Del Mar Motel on the Beach
230 reviews
.01 miles away
Villa L'Auberge
46 reviews
.11 miles away
L'Auberge Del Mar
1,267 reviews
.19 miles away
Wave Crest Resort
72 reviews
.29 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 107 nearby restaurants
Jake's Del Mar
1,635 reviews
.05 miles away
414 reviews
.25 miles away
Poseidon Restaurant
914 reviews
.03 miles away
Pacifica Del Mar
613 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 42 nearby attractions
Seagrove Park
124 reviews
.07 miles away
Del Mar Race Track
529 reviews
.90 miles away
Powerhouse Park
97 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jtdanza | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Dan L
September 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from dziran | Reviewed this property |
did not look into that