Del Mar Beaches

When did Del Mar become the life of the party?

Celebrity and celebrating run in the blood of this iconic coastal California city.  When ‘Colonel’ Jacob Taylor purchased 338 acres from a homesteader in 1885, he envisioned creating a seaside resort for the rich and famous, and so the tradition began.  With the construction of the San Diego County Fairgrounds and then the Racetrack in 1937, Del Mar established itself as the place to stay and play for myriad Hollywood celebrities.

Much more than a  horse racing mecca, Del Mar offers big sandy beaches,  steady surf,  a dog friendly beach & prime people watching. Just north of the wild beauty that is Torrey Pines State Park & Beach, lies the enchanting Village of Del Mar,  with two ocean front parks (Seagrove & Powerhouse),  a dedicated Dog Beach and the famous Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds.


4th Through 13th Street

Seagrove Park

Powerhouse Park

17th Through 19th Street

20th Through 24th Street

25th Through 29th Street

North Beach (aka Del Mar Dog Beach)

Surf Report by SURFSHOT.com

  • Lifeguard services → if any ← can vary by season, day or hours!
  • Dog leash rules vary,  See San Diego Dog Beach & Park Information
  • Overnight camping / sleeping is not permitted, except at campgrounds
  • Smoking has been banned on all California State Beaches & Parks
  • Alcohol is not permitted on most beaches (Yes, this includes beer & wine…)
  • All beach information & details are  subject to change without notice
  • Be safe!  Always check rules & hazards of each beach