Del Mar Real Estate
In 1882, the Southern California Railroad began its new route from San Diego to San Bernardino. A man by the name of Theodore Loop, who worked for the railroad, instantly fell in love with what he called “the most attractive place on the entire coast.” He and his wife, Ella, built a tent city on the beach, which Ella called Del Mar after a popular poem titled, “The Fight on Paseo Del Mar.”
Today, Del Mar remains one of the most beautiful destinations along the western coastline. The city is comprised of two square miles of coastal land and has a population around 4,500.
The beach in Del Mar is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable in San Diego. The two plus miles of sandy beach offers a great place to relax, walk, or run. Two coastal parks, Powerhouse and Seagrove Parks, are located just above the 15th Street surf break; providing a great spot to picnic with friends and family. The Powerhouse Park also features a “tot lot,” where kids can play on swings, slides, and climb.
North Beach, affectionately called “Dog Beach” by dog owners, is located north of 29th Street and stretches nearly one half mile to our border with Solana Beach.
Local runs and walks include the beach, coastal bluffs, Torrey Pines State Park, and the trails through the backside of Del Mar in Crest Canyon. All areas provide a unique vantage point to enjoy wildlife and the natural surroundings. On flat surf days, many surfers have found alternate avenues of enjoying the ocean via paddling and free-diving in our local waters. With an abundant local fish population and thriving Giant Sea Kelp forest, both activities are prime Southern California spots for these activities.