Del Mar is world famous for its horseracing, has one of North County’s most popular beaches. Located just north of Torrey Pines State Beach, Del Mar’s beach is perfect for families, tourists, and surfers who enjoy its wide expanse of sand. Swimming, walking, surfing, body boarding, and even grunion hunting are just some of the activities you can enjoy at this beach. Del Mar also has two seaside parks, Seagrove and Powerhouse, both great for picnicking and stunning ocean views. Often referred to as “Malibu South,” the community of Del Mar features expensive real estate, high-end boutiques, and trendy cafes and restaurants. The Del Mar Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the U.S., runs from mid-June through July 4 and has carnival rides, games, entertainment, and exhibits.
Del Mar is one of the most popular beach communities in San Diego County. Great beaches, fairgrounds, horseracing, and a quaint, upscale village provide plenty of activities for everyone. Powerhouse Park, with a full playground, is especially nice for families with young children. Beachgoers can also find good, cheap eats.