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Del Mar, which means  “by the sea” is a small affluent seaside hideaway just 20 minutes north of San Diego, with 2 miles of relaxing sandy beaches, shopping, world renowned entertainment, and fabulous dining.

 

Del Mar Village also known as the “Heart of the Town” is where you can find world class restaurants or casual dining  shop in the chic boutiques at the Del Mar Plaza and historic Old Stratford Square. It’s also just a short walk to one of the most beautiful and enjoyable 2 mile stretches of  sandy beaches in San Diego County.

Two coastal parks Powerhouse and Seagrove , are located just above the 15th Street surf break; providing a great spot to picnic with friends and family. Also 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.

Attractions include the world famous Del Mar Racetrack which hosts the Del Mar Races and other venues throughout the year as well as the  San Diego County FairTorrey Pines Golf Course Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Torrey Pines State Beach.

History

In 1882 a New Yorker, Theodore Loop and Rancher from New Mexico, Jacob Shell Taylor were both captivated by the beauty of the area and recognized a development opportunity. Mr. Loop liked the area so much that he claimed he had “found the most attractive place on the entire coast”. In the summer of 1885, Taylor purchased 338.11 acres and began building a new resort town. In 1886 Taylor opened the first resort “Casa Del Mar” and Del Mar became a very popular resort location.

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