The City of Solana Beach encompasses 1.7 miles of beach front bordered on the north by Cardiff State Beach, and on the south by the City of Del Mar. The beach front is divided into four main Beach Parks: Fletcher Cove, Tide Beach Park, Seascape Surf, and Del Mar Shores. These beaches provide a wide variety of recreational activities for City residents and visitors. Below is a description of each beach park located in the City of Solana Beach.
Tide Beach Park
Del Mar Shores is located approximately 3/4 miles from Fletcher Cove at the City’s Southern boarder. Access to Del Mar Shores is provided via a public stairway located at 180 Del Mar Shores Terrace. There is free street parking as well as three small free public parking lots located near the intersection of Del Mar Shores Terrace and Sierra Avenue. There are no public showers or restrooms located at the beach park. However, the beach park does provide a scenic viewpoint and excellent recreational opportunities for surfing, surf-fishing, swimming, body-boarding, snorkeling, jogging, walking, and picnicking. Lifeguards are on duty at Del Mar Shores only during the summer months from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Del Mar has one of the most beautiful and enjoyable beaches in all of San Diego. With over two miles of sandy beach, it’s a great place to relax, walk, run and play. Two coastal parks, Powerhouse and Seagrove, are located just above the 15th Street surf break; providing a great spot to picnic with friends and family.
Del Mar Lifeguards
Lifeguard Emergency: 858-755-1555
Scripps Coastal Reserve
Moonlight State Beach
La Jolla Children’s Pool
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores
The beach is cozy and comfortable, with a nice picnic area at the adjacent Kellogg Park. The beach offers a large parking lot and free parking on nearby residential streets.
Black’s Beach & Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Ho Chi Minh trail is quick, but a bit of a challenge for those who are up to it that leads to Black's beach. With sights of naturally formed canyons and waterfall, this is something to add to the list as a unique hike to Black's.
In general, dogs are not allowed on beaches during the day. Alcohol, smoking, and beach fires are not permitted. No overnight camping. Please check each beach’s posted rules.