Living in Del Mar
Del Mar is a small, seaside hideaway approximately 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Defined by calm saltwater lagoons on each end, this charming, laid-back town is best known for its exceptional weather, a world-famous thoroughbred racetrack, the county fair, fabulous beaches, haute cuisine, and unique shopping.
With a population of approximately 4,500 in the 2.1 square miles coastal area, Del Mar offers an oasis of unhurried, yet civilized, living. Visitors can enjoy many of the pleasures of the Village without ever needing a car.
With 2 miles of coastline and gently rolling waves, Del Mar’s famous beaches are an ideal destination for beachgoers, surf combers, and surfers seeking the legendary California surf. There’s even a sliver of beach for dogs. Del Mar’s primary beach also offers wheelchair access, the only such beach in the county with special wheelchairs designed for the sand. Whales, porpoises, sea lions, and a myriad of birdlife populate the shimmering coastal waters and lagoons.