Something for Everyone on the Shore
With a popular beach locale like Del Mar City Beach, you better believe that people spend all day, waiting for the opportunity to see that gorgeous sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Of course, how long you plan to visit depends a lot on what you want to do and whom you take with you.
The River Mouth
The River Mouth, at the northern end, is also known as Del Mar Dog Beach, and almost any time of year, you can see pups and their people frolicking on the sand. Leashes are required in the summer, but the other times of year, dogs can run freely and have one heck of a time.
This is not the spot for swimming, however, as shallow sandbars and current changes can make it risky. Best to stay on the sand and play with the dogs or perhaps spot a dolphin or two out in the water.
Have a Picnic at Seagrove Park
Bring a picnic to Seagrove Park located at the end of 15th Street in Del Mar. You can sit at a picnic table or bring a blanket to sit on the lawn that is on a cliff overlooking the beach and surf of famous 15th Street Beach.
17th Street Lifeguard Tower
17th Street Lifeguard Tower is a safer place for sunbathing, swimming, and playing in the water, but keep in mind that lifeguards are not year-round, even in Southern California. This station has been looking out for visitors for over 50 years!
Powerhouse Park, close to 15th street beach, offers you a great view of the ocean from the grassy park. Snag a table for your picnic lunch, and then use the beach access to stroll along the water’s edge. There’s even restrooms, showers, and a kids’ playground, so it’s definitely family friendly.
Seagrove Park is right beside Powerhouse Park and also has a grass lawn and beach access. It’s a favorite spot with locals for whale watching from the shore in the winter and early spring.
Can’t Get Enough of Del Mar?
Stay nearby at the famous L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa, a 4-star hotel that has sweeping views of the ocean and is less than a 10-minute walk to Powerhouse Park & Beach. L’Auberge Del Mar Resort has brought modern updates and amenities to a century-old coastal estate in Del Mar.