Welcome to Solana Beach
A vibrant, close-knit community nestled right next to the sea
Solana Beach is a vibrant, quaint town right next to the sea. This seaside city is only 30-minutes from the metropolitan center of Downtown San Diego and embodies a quintessential close-knit community with only 13,000 residents. Residents can walk down their neighborhoods and feel a sense of security and community — but can also be in the big city within minutes if they commute for work.
The community of Solana Beach is a wonderful place to grow as a family and as an individual. There are numerous styles of homes in the city to fit your style from the traditional cottage-style home to the luxurious beach-facing home. Most members of the community are vested in the health of the city. Locals have access to farmers' markets, beaches and coves, hiking trails, and a bustling Cedros Avenue shopping mecca. Wherever residents go in Solana Beach, they can be sure to be met with warm friendly faces and a hearty hello.
What to Love
- A quaint small town next to the sea
- Thirty minutes from downtown San Diego
- Perfect place to grow for a family or individual
- Diverse architecture-style homes to choose from
Like most seaside communities in Southern California, Solana Beach offers its residents year-round access to beautiful beaches and wild waves. Residents can stand on one of the many sandstone bluffs and watch the waves crash, or they can get in the water and partake in one of the many watersports the city has to offer. Locals can be found surfing, swimming, snorkeling, or just enjoying the rays. When the sun is setting and it's time for some food and shopping, Solana Beach has everyone covered, as it is the home of the famous Cedros Avenue Design District.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Cedros Avenue isn’t your typical cookie-cutter shopping experience, as it offers locals the chance of uncovering over 85 unique artisans, boutiques, art galleries, and creators all within a couple of blocks. If you’re looking for a unique experience with the family, head down to Lauren Taylor Photography for a photoshoot session, and then hit Solana Beach Art and Frame to get the photos ready to grace the halls of your home.
If you’re looking for more of a personal one-on-one experience, Pink Lagoon is the place to be. You have the chance to work with a stylist and curate a closet that works with your style. There is a myriad of clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories to select in the boutique to bolster your wardrobe.
The Homestead is the neighborhood cafe and market for fresh produce in Solana Beach. They serve breakfast and lunch all day so you can enjoy their lemon thyme ricotta toast or the bacon jam grilled cheese anytime.
Things to Do
While there are a lot of cliffs in Solana Beach, there are a couple of access points to the beach you’ll want to frequent as a local; Fletcher Cove is one of these paths to the beach. Fletcher Cove’s path will lead you straight to the shimmering ocean. If you’re not quite ready to plunge into the ocean, Fletcher Cove Park is right above the cove and offers residents the opportunity to lay out a blanket for a picnic, watch their kids in the playground, and stop for a quick restroom break before heading down to the sand.
If you’re looking to explore some tide pools, Tide Beach Park is an ideal alternative to Fletcher Cove. When the tide is low, inspect the shallow pools of water for sea life. You can find sea anemones, sea sponges, and crabs just moving with the ebb and flow of the ocean.