Del Mar Beaches: A Horseshoe's Throw from Thoroughbred Racing
Del Mar Beaches and city cover barely two square miles and yet this is arguably one of the best all-around beach locations in San Diego County.
Of course it’s also home to thoroughbred racing at the famous
Del Mar Race Track
and Del Mar Fairgrounds, site of the San Diego County Fair.
The town has almost 30 restaurants, many with outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, and its Powerhouse Community Center (built in an old generating station that once powered the city) and adjoining Seagrove Park are the hub of community life.
Visitors can choose from a range of
including the just-opened Grand Del Mar, San Diego County’s newest luxury resort.
Del Mar is easily walkable, especially its compact downtown shopping area anchored by hard-to-miss local architectural icon, the Tudor-style Stratford Square.
Photo opportunity:Stroll along the beach in the early morning in the early morning to catch trainers walking their thoroughbreds along the sand.
Del Mar is a twenty-minute drive from downtown San Diego along Interstate 5. It is accessible by air via San Diego International Airport or by train via Amtrak or the local commuter service, the Coaster. The nearest train station is in
next-door to Del Mar, and a short taxi drive away.
Visiting Del Mar City Beach, River Mouth Beach,Seagrove Park, or Torrey Pines State Beach? We've got details at our