Del Mar

Welcome to Del Mar

Where the surf meets the turf in an exclusive enclave
Del Mar, a prestigious seaside community, epitomizes the luxury and charm of coastal living in Southern California. Known for its beautiful beaches, historic racetrack, and vibrant village life, Del Mar offers a unique blend of exclusivity and casual beach town atmosphere. The area's scenic beauty, combined with its upscale dining and shopping options, makes it a sought-after destination for both residents and visitors alike.
The heart of Del Mar is its village, where quaint streets are lined with boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, and stylish cafes, all within walking distance of the stunning Pacific Ocean. The community is also famed for its events, including the Del Mar Fair and the renowned Del Mar Horse Races, which attract visitors from all over the world. Despite its popularity as a tourist destination, Del Mar maintains a small-town feel, with a tight-knit community that takes pride in their picturesque surroundings.

What to Love

  • Exclusive, upscale lifestyle with a beach village feel
  • Walkability to beaches, shops, and restaurants
  • Prestigious events like the Del Mar Horse Races and Del Mar Fair
  • Quaint hotels and dining spots with ocean views

Local Lifestyle

Del Mar's lifestyle is the epitome of Southern California's luxury coastal living. Residents enjoy a harmonious balance between a beach town's relaxed pace and an exclusive community's sophistication. Mornings might start with a walk along the beach or a coffee from a local café, followed by browsing the boutique shops or enjoying outdoor activities. The community is active and socially engaged, with numerous events and gatherings that strengthen neighbors' bonds. Living in Del Mar means being part of a community that appreciates the finer things in life while also valuing the natural beauty and tranquility of their coastal environment.

Dining and Shopping

Dining in Del Mar is a delightful experience, with a variety of restaurants catering to every taste and occasion. Jake's Del Mar offers breathtaking ocean views alongside its seafood-centric menu, making it a favorite for both locals and visitors. Poseidon is another beachfront dining spot known for its fresh, California-style cuisine. Sbicca serves up American dishes with a Mediterranean twist in a cozy, yet upscale setting. For a more refined dining experience, Market Restaurant and Bar features a sophisticated menu that highlights local, seasonal ingredients.

The shopping experience in Del Mar is just as exclusive, with an array of boutique stores and high-end shops. The village is home to fashion boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops that offer everything from designer clothing to handcrafted jewelry and home décor. Shopping here is not just about the purchases—it's about enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and picturesque settings that make Del Mar a unique shopping destination.

Things to Do

Del Mar is famous for its events and outdoor activities that cater to a wide range of interests. The Del Mar Horse Races are a summer highlight, bringing together horse racing enthusiasts and socialites for thrilling races and elegant social events. The Del Mar Fair, another key event, offers a blend of family-friendly entertainment, concerts, and exhibits, making it a beloved tradition for the community.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, Del Mar's beaches are among the most beautiful in Southern California, offering a perfect setting for surfing, sunbathing, and beach volleyball. The area's parks and scenic trails invite nature lovers to explore the natural beauty of the coastline, whether it's a leisurely walk or an invigorating hike. With its blend of cultural events, outdoor activities, and luxurious amenities, Del Mar provides a rich and fulfilling lifestyle for its residents.

Overview for Del Mar, CA

4,008 people live in Del Mar, where the median age is 50.5 and the average individual income is $121,676. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Del Mar, CA

There's plenty to do around Del Mar, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pegasus Pilates, AriFit Wellness, and The Movement Engineer.

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Active 2.21 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.52 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.91 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.25 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Del Mar, CA

Del Mar has 1,818 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Del Mar do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,008 people call Del Mar home. The population density is 2,334.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Sea Change Preparatory
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