Many San Diego beaches are known for surfing, and the shores in Solana Beach are no exception. Given the area’s more laid-back atmosphere, the surfing culture is equally laid back here, with fairly consistent medium-sized waves. Rent a surfboard to make the most of them!
Some areas of Solana Beach are also known for their tide pools, which only become visible once the tide goes out. These are great educational opportunities for kids, but they’re an equally interesting sight for adults!
Some of the Solana Beach beaches are difficult to access because they are surrounded by bluffs, so you have to climb down a flight of stairs. However, once you make the initial climb, the beaches in this area are flat and sandy. They’re an excellent place to lay out a blanket and relax for the day, or you can head to the ocean and enjoy the waves.
Solana Beach also has its own extensive shopping district which is so large it’s been dubbed “The Avenue with Everything” by locals. The district is almost exclusively made up of local, independent businesses, and there’s a Farmer’s Market hosted there every Sunday afternoon.