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“Great Location, Not as much Driving Traffic”
Review of Del Mar City Beach

Del Mar City Beach
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US$109.50*
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Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Del Mar
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Owner description: A popular beach in the San Diego area for sunbathing and surfing.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Location, Not as much Driving Traffic”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This beach is in a great location. It is so easy to get to and comparing it to La Jolla, the traffic congestion a lot less. The beach is clean and it seems laid back. it does seem to be more families.The waves were great.

But if you are a person who collects sea shells, you will be out of luck. There are a lot of cool rocks, but no seashells.

It is a bummer that there is not a free parking lot similar to La Jolla, but there is a lot of neighborhood parking you can find. Otherwise it is like $3 an hour or $15 for the day.

We sat in front of the Poseidon which also has a snack shack that we serves snacks and burgers.

We were in San Diego a week and we went to this beach three times.

Visited June 2014
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Del Mar, California
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A beach that is clean and beautiful”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Del Mar beach has two parks, Powerhouse Park and Seagrove Park that overlook the beach if you do not want to be on the sand. My advice, park above Luneta that is north of PCH in the neighborhood district and walk down. Jakes Del Mar which is a steak restaurant and Poseidon which is a great pick up place for the over 40 crowd is right on the beach. Clean, can walk with your dog leashed in the winter, makes this a very special place on earth. And I live there!

Visited July 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Everyman's Beach”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The beach in Del Mar is worth a visit. Beach goers of all kinds, sun lovers, walkers, families, and surfers populate this beach. More lifeguards than most of the San Diego beaches make for safe swimming. Guards patrol the beach with inflatable boats and trucks. The beach is dog friendly and the dog owners for the most part supervise their dogs. The Northernmost beach (North of the San Dieguito River) dogs can run free. Parking can be tough to find especially on the weekends during the summer. There are many good restaurants close to the beach too.

Visited June 2014
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Cold, nasty Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Typical and beautiful San Diego area beach”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We visited as many beaches as we could while vacationing in the Del Mar area, and this beach was very nice, with a pretty park next to it. The one thing that I noticed about this beach that was different than the others was the lifeguard service. They had several rescue boats and many lifeguards stationed there; way more than I saw at other beaches. There were great waves for surfing and also it was more of a family beach with the park being next door, so I was very impressed by the attention to safety. You can walk for miles along the cliffs, but the main part of the beach was large and well taken care of. Good place to go!

Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great beach to visit”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Lots of good food options, great people watching, parking available, and within walking distance to great shops and quaint town of Del Mar. Clean restroom facilities,and an awesome grassy knoll to picnic on if sitting or dining on the sand is not your thing.

Visited June 2014
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