Welcome to Del Mar
This relaxing, seaside village is well known for its vibrant, small-town atmosphere
A quaint seaside village located just 20 miles north of San Diego, Del Mar features a population of approximately 4,200 people and covers about 2.2 square miles. Known for its energetic, small-town atmosphere, this city sees about two million visitors annually. People from all over come to enjoy the beautiful, dog-friendly beaches, hiking trails, and scenic views.
Composed of mostly single-family, residential neighborhoods, this community offers a thriving downtown, as well as a small commercial area and several hotels. There are also many shops and dining opportunities located within the Del Mar Village.
Several local events are hosted annually by the Del Mar Village Association
, and there is a weekly Farmers Markets
, which is a great place to see and be seen. Year-round events are held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including the San Diego County Fair, renowned KAABOO music event, and Del Mar horse races.
What to Love
- Located just 20 miles north of San Diego
- A vibrant, welcoming atmosphere
- Beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and scenic views
With its outstanding climate, dazzling amenities, and convivial temperament, it’s no wonder that Del Mar is the kind of place where people love to settle down. Families gravitate to this area for its security and private seclusion, and because the close-knit community and warm, inviting atmosphere makes it a favorable area to raise children. You’ll find families dotting the sidewalks, soaking up the sun on the beach, and spending weekends in the park.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining options abound in Del Mar. Local favorites include Jake’s Del Mar, a seaside eatery and bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and an upscale menu; Sbicca, a New American bistro offering a relaxed vibe, popular wine list, and rooftop terrace; Poseidon Restaurant Del Mar, a waterfront location offering seafood-centric fare and a patio on the sand; and Monarch Ocean Pub, featuring a twist of California coastal fare focused on utilizing the freshest ingredients and techniques.
Things to Do
Residents of Del Mar gather often at Powerhouse Park, a green space perched above a wide, sandy beach offering a children's playground and picnic areas. At Del Mar Beach, there are two-plus miles of sand, offering a great place to relax, walk, or run.
The San Diego County Fair is hosted every summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A major draw for San Diego County residents, attendance figures have risen above a million in recent years.
Each Saturday, shoppers meet at the Del Mar Farmers Market, a certified and non-profit experience that supports California Farmers by providing opportunities to sell directly to the public. The Market offers pesticide-free seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, potted herbs, orchids, international cuisine, seafood, cheese, bread and baked goods, hummus, kettle corn, honey, fruit juice, and arts and crafts.
There are a number of highly ranked schools in Del Mar. Popular options include: