Solana Beach, California

Solana Beach is a cute  beach community north of San Diego.  Many regard Solana Beach as  "paradise." The ocean-side beach towns along the coast north of San Diego - what we who live here call "North County" - is heavenly.

Our North County "paradise" is a community of small, quaint beach towns: Del Mar, Solana Beach lodging, Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia and Carlsbad bed and breakfast, all blessed with cooling ocean breezes. Our towns have charming hotels, resorts and inns, unbelievable restaurants and absolutely gorgeous beaches.

 

Solana Beach

Take a walk on the beach in Solana Beach

The city is a favorite destination for visitors who enjoy eclectic shops, great dining, golfing, nightlife, bicycling, beach sports and hiking. We were using paypal in the past but we've since switched to a new merchant service, so booking online is now easier then ever. Every evening finds visitors and locals gathering at Fletcher Cove to enjoy the sunset.Temperatures average from 60 - 64 sunny degrees in the winter and 76 - 78 balmy but refreshing degrees in the summer. The near perfect weather and 2 miles of coastline result in a kind of paradise - as a result, home prices in Solana Beach average more than $1.5 million.

Cedros

 The Cedros Design District is well-known as an enclave of coolness with the quaintness and aura of a European side-street. Here visitors find an enchanting 2 blocks of more than 85 unique and trendy shops: furniture from around the world, out of the ordinary antiques, hand-woven tapestry, charming jewelry, adventure gear, organic restaurants, spas, studios and salons. all coming together to make Cedros one of San Diego's most interesting areas. Perhaps the most famous commercial establishment in Cedros is the Belly Up Tavern with a distinguished history of bringing all kinds of music to the San Diego area. The Belly Up has often been voted "San Diego's Best Live Music Venue" by the San Diego Union Tribune, The San Diego Reader and San Diego Magazine. It's been called "one of the coolest music scenes on the west coast" by Rolling Stone Magazine.

 

Solana Beach at Sunset

 Solana Beach’s coastline has cliffs that encroach right to the water's edge in places, making them practically impassible especially at high tide. Staircases descend the cliffs at practically every street corner so that every part of the beach is accessible vertically. This makes a visit to Solana Beach a bit adventurous because one staircase may lead you to a deserted beach where you can be alone with your friends and your thoughts while another may lead to a busy beach teeming with surfers, families and fishermen. T

 

Boogie Boarding in Solana Beach

 

Solana Beach accommodations and neighboring Del mar has a long history of celebrities, in a large part because of the world-class horse racing track built in Del Mar in the 1930's under the direction and patronage of Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante. Their celebrity status made the Del Mar Race Track Thoroughbred Club one of the most beautiful and prestigious organizations in the racing world. The race track brought a steady steam of celebrities to the hotels in Del Mar and many Del Mar inns and resorts were established during this time.

Solana Beach Inn is Ranked among the best luxury resorts in the country by Cond Nast, L'Auberge Del Mar hotel brings together panoramic coastal views, casual elegance and personalized service to create an outstanding romantic weekend getaway at a Del Mar resort.  The San Diego County Fair comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds each summer. Locals call it the Del Mar Fair. The location is perfect -- just a few blocks from the cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean on hot summer days. If you're coming to the fair, be sure to check your reservations well in advance at any of the Solana Beach Ca Hotels or Del Mar Inns.