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Del Mar City Beach

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Address: Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
Phone Number: 858-755-1556

A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.

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I was able to enjoy the views at the park up top, then mosey down to dip my toes in. The people seemed friendly, the beach was clean, and the services (i.e., foot washing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Holly F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was able to enjoy the views at the park up top, then mosey down to dip my toes in. The people seemed friendly, the beach was clean, and the services (i.e., foot washing facilities) were easy to access. And, of course, it's a completely gorgeous beach.

Thank Holly F
Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really nice beach and less crowded than e.g. Venice Beach. Fabulous and clean sand, nice waves (you can also surf there) enough space for a walk, just a very good beach. If you don't want to be with the big tourist groups, I highly recommend you head the 20 miles north from San Diego to get there.

Thank Silvia E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is perfect in the morning until 9 or so on the weekend for jogging with your dog, walking, or just being by yourself. It's long enough for a great workout and the sand is hard packed towards the sea ( which makes it easy for wheelchairs). The lifeguard stations have beach wheelchairs for you to use. People who... More 

Thank allana s
Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great to go in the morning ; with sun shining you can just chill, relax or do any activity on this beach.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parked in the lot by Powerhouse Park ($15 for 2 hrs) and took a short walk to the beach. The park has a nice grassy area and ocean views. The beach is clean and sandy. Showers, restaurants, beach equipment rentals are all closeby. You can find a better public beach experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really pretty beach that is close to restaurants and shops. Its very clean but very few shells if your into collecting. Great sunsets!

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Del Mar beach at 15th St. was by far the best experience. Easy breezy to park at the Poseidon Restaurant (parking meters) in the parking lot which also offers valet parking. There is also plenty of off street parking if you'd rather not pay $3 an hour to park. The beach was clean and perfectly guarded. The life guard station... More 

Thank Patricia E
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Nice beach, busy, reasonably clean. Good for strolling, surfing, beach games (in special area). Enjoyed a nice couple of hours.

Thank James C
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went over Labor Day weekend and I was amazed at how few people there were. It helps to have the park right above the beach as a better alternative to sitting in sand. It's very clean. Lots of restaurants and Starbucks nearby.

1 Thank jeanineng
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Del Mar is the best. Scenic bustling but quiet. Great sunsets, great beach, great town, dog beach, restaurants, cliffs. No boardwalk to take away from the beauty but community center to enjoy scenery. Coast restaurants, city restaurants....beach bars.

3 Thank Sandy M

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