Solana Beach

Putting the town a mere 30 minutes drive from downtown San Diego. 

Welcome to Solana Beach

Sun-splashed seaside paradise with a culture for everyone
Beloved for its beaches, outdoorsy culture, and warm climate, Solana Beach is the quintessential SoCal beach town with a distinct charisma. It’s settled along the northern coast of San Diego County, and primarily accessible from Interstate 5 and the 101, putting the town a mere 30 minutes drive from downtown San Diego. 
At its heart is the charming Cedros Design District, filled with intricate sculptures and galleries full of art, high-end stores and restaurants, no doubt fostering Solana Beach’s reputation as a hub for gourmet dining, shopping, and glitzy nightlife. 1.7 miles of coastline lures people out for surfing and swimming, coastal trails encouraging scenic hikes, alongside parks flush with greenery. Kids are guaranteed a high standard of education in Solana and, coupled with the robust sense of community, families who come here hardly want to leave.

What to Love

  • A warm, welcoming community 
  • High quality education
  • Lots of outdoor recreation 
  • Rich cultural heritage
  • Amazing restaurants

Local Lifestyle

A warm, friendly, and inviting coastal enclave, Solana Beach is home to young professionals and entrepreneurs, athletes, and artists—a close-knit community with lots of friendly faces. Alongside a relaxed, leisurely lifestyle, great opportunities for professional growth have made Solana Beach desirable for people from all walks of life.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Solana Beach teems with fashion boutiques and enticing galleries, home decor stores, and gift shops, a quintessential shopping mecca draped in coastal charm. Tucked in the city’s heart is the delightful Claire’s on Cedros, offering tasty breakfast and lunch menus. Yummy sandwiches of all types, savory salads, small plates, and flatbreads–you’ll find this and more in Claire’s. 
Chief’s Burger & Brew is a classy sports tavern offering American comfort fares with craft beer on tap, and TVs to catch every type of game you seek. Order boxes of pizza and spicy baked chicken wings for a Netflix night with friends at Pizza Port, where you can also just walk in for a slice of pizza paired with beer if you’re not feeling like having too much. Go in for yummy fish tacos, enchiladas, and carnitas in the colorful, hacienda-style space of Fidel’s Little Mexico, a restaurant filled with warmth and homely vibes. Wander past the statues and sculptures of charming Cedros Design District and find jewelry, browse art, or even sip aromatic coffee in an outdoor cafe before getting on with your shopping in the various boutiques on the avenue, from Julez Bryant to Kasia Jewelry, Lotus, and Temecula Olive Oil Company among others.

Things to Do

Summer comes alive with Concerts at the Cove series, where families come together to enjoy the sensational melodies of musical artists playing at sunset against the gorgeous backdrop of the beach. Don’t forget to bring your low-back beach chairs, picnics, and blankets. Music lovers are certainly well-fed in Solana Beach, so if an indoor live music venue gives you more satisfaction, get your tickets to a show at the Belly Up Tavern, a premier leisure destination known for its glitzy musical atmosphere with a rotating lineup of popular acts. Step out to the Fletcher Cove Beach Park to catch stunning sunsets over the sea, or to watch your kids kick a ball in the grassy area. You can also spend a weekend exploring the charming Shops on Cedros, selling a wide range of items from cosmetic products to high-end fashion wears, books, and art or fine jewelry and gifts for all occasions. Light up your home with modernistic coastal-themed furnishings at Bixby and Ball, then stop at White Raven for nutritional supplements, herbs, or an acupuncture session to enhance your healthy lifestyle.


The Solana Beach School District is home to some of California’s most acclaimed schools. Top academic institutions include:

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