Solana Beach is an eclectic blend of beach town bluffs and design district streets. Located just south of Encinitas and just north of Del Mar, the small town of 13,000 is a world where beach-loving surfers and trendsetting fashionistas combine. Anyone looking for a tranquil, non-touristy, coastal town with style would find conveniently-located and easily-accessible Solana Beach a perfect spot to call home.
One of the city’s most frequented streets is Cedros Avenue,
an enchanting stretch of smaller city blocks filled with trendy boutiques and historical art galleries. Enjoy hot coffee and cool gelato while perusing the local storefronts; stroll the streets before hoping into a local spa, all the while enjoying the sounds of live jazz music wafting through the air. This city sector is truly something magical. And while cafés, salons, and snack shops line this chic street by day, a number of local dives including The Belly Up Tavern start to show their face around the later evening hours. As it looks now, Solana Beach just might be sounding more and more like home!
The vibrant beach community is also a valuable asset of Solana Beach. In the early 1920’s, hydraulic water was used to erode away tons of earth in order to create beach access at Fletcher Cove. The erosion project was completed by just one man over a three month period of time using nothing more than, you guessed it, a fire hose. Since then, the city has ensured the protection and upkeep of the coastline’s natural beauty by becoming the first city in the Continental U.S. to ban smoking on public beaches.
Some of the tastiest local eateries include Fidel’s, Pizza Port, Pacific Coast Grill, Pamplemousee Grille, Naked Café, Beach Grass Café, and Station Sushi. If you golf, play tennis, or like to swim, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club is one of the area’s finest. And if you like to shop, be sure to check out Solana Beach Towne Centre. The Solana Beach School District includes Skyline Elementary School, Solana Vista Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School, and San Dieguito Academy High School. If you’re looking for private school education, Santa Fe Christian Schools and Saint James Academy fit the bill.
To top it all off, Solana Beach also has a train station which services the Coaster so that you are never more than a train ride away from Carlsbad, Encinitas, or Downtown. But with a city like Solana Beach, you might never need to leave home!