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“Beachy keen!”
Review of Del Mar City Beach

Del Mar City Beach
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US$109.50*
and up
Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Del Mar
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Owner description: A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

After failing to find a parking spot at La Jolla Cove Sunday night, we hit this Monday morning. So cool. Found free parking and a very sparsely populated beach. There were some dog walkers (which we greeted happily in spite of "no dogs allowed" signage. There were the runners who were having a peaceful jog on the sand. And there was us soaking in some morning rays, getting our feet wet, and basking in the morning's easy surf. There is still wonderful solitude in the San Diego area if you get your timing right.

Thank ChinaLake1
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Del Mar Beach and downtown is laid back, relaxing and good spot to stroll for a couple of hours. The beach itself is OK with lots of black hard sand and not great sand for walking on so bring sand shoes. Along the edge are plenty of parks with free bathrooms and changing areas.

Downtown has nice outdoor cafes, Starbucks of course and ice cream places. Not too much real shopping however.

If you plan on staying longer on the beach, you have to bring your own chairs and umbrellas, there is no beach service.

Thank LGspartan
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Grab a coffee from the local coffee shop, a newspaper or your camera and walk on over. Make sure to watch where you park so you don't get a fine. This beach is pedestrian AND surfer friendly! There are plenty of places to sit and just watch the world go by. It is a great surfing area. I loved watching all of the "experienced" surfers catching a wave or 2 and the tenacity of some who stayed out there for hours hoping to catch one too. The mix of surfers was eclectic, some young and old, but they were all friendly. This is a place where everyone seemed to feel comfortable - singles, families, swimmers, people watchers, photographers, even a few tourists like myself. This is what a CA beach SHOULD be like. It was also well maintained, free of litter and waste and there was a public restroom somewhere. It's also likely not as busy as say La Jolla Cove or some of the other San Diego beaches are!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Not only does Del Mar have a great beach running from doggie beach to Torrey Pines but in the fall amazing out door concerts. It has 2 great restaurants with Poseidon and Jakes. You cannot lose here except for trying to find parking

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Del Martians pay A LOT to make visitor's experience great, and it shows. We can all be proud of our Life Guards and Public Works employees -- they keep our beaches #1!!!

Thank lc92014
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