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About Del Mar

From the City of Del Mar website:

Del Mar is a quaint seaside village rich in history, striking natural beauty, and European charm. Located 20 miles north of San Diego on the Southern California coastline, Del Mar Village is unique in its offering of a vibrant small-town atmosphere, natural playground along the Pacific Ocean, and the casual sophistication of a world-class destination.

First renowned during the golden era of the movie industry, Del Mar was the retreat for Hollywood’s biggest movie stars who came to enjoy its peaceful ambiance, pristine beaches, and exhilarating thoroughbred horseracing. Today, the historic Del Mar Village attracts residents and visitors from across the globe seeking tranquility, breathtaking vistas, stunning sandstone canyons, beach and other recreational activities and award-winning cuisine with spectacular ocean views.

The beach in Del Mar is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable in San Diego. The two plus miles of sandy beach offers a great place to relax, walk, or run. Two coastal parks, Powerhouse and Seagrove Parks, are located just above the 15th Street surf break; providing a great spot to picnic with friends and family. North Beach, affectionately called "Dog Beach" by dog owners, is located north of 29th Street and stretches nearly one half mile to our border with Solana Beach.

Del Mar sits just to the north of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, which preserves one of the last two native habitats of the nation's rarest pine tree, the Torrey Pine. Visitors to the Reserve can hike the trails high on the sandstone bluffs, or enjoy the view from below while strolling the beach. The Reserve protects around 300 species of endangered and protected native plants, and is home to one of the last remaining salt marshes in Southern California, which provides a vital habitat to migratory waterfowl.