Welcome to Solana Beach
A quiet coastal family town with a country club lifestyle
The quaint Solana Beach is a vibrant town with excellent shopping, upscale dining, and a healthy lifestyle. The picturesque setting provides miles of beautiful trails for hiking and stunning coastal views of the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located in the center of several other enviable San Diego communities, Solana Beach offers the best of beach living with the sophistication of big city life. Less than half an hour from San Diego, Solana Beach maintains the charm and wild beauty of a classic beach town, with easy access to all the modern amenities of a thriving metropolis.
Known for its planned communities and country club neighborhoods, Solana Beach provides residents with an idyllic, upscale atmosphere and a chic downtown district, complete with stylish boutiques, chef-driven bistros, art galleries, and plenty of ways to spend a beautiful afternoon. Solana Beach is home to luxury condos and new construction builds, especially in the planned neighborhoods, but is also the setting for some of the most spectacular oceanfront estates in Southern California.
What to Love
- Dynamic boutique scene
- Gorgeous coastal views
- World-class dining
- Country club culture
- Chic downtown district
People & Lifestyle
The beautiful Solana Beach is home to a diverse and vibrant community. While this charming town attracts young families and golfers from around the country, it is also home to those whose families set down roots here generations ago. Affluent and quiet, Solana Beach offers residents a luxurious country club lifestyle with stunning coastal views and a stylish downtown for plenty of shopping and dining.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With the near-perfect weather here in Solana Beach, one of the favorite morning activities for residents of this breezy town is to grab a morning coffee and stroll the beach, and Lofty Coffee is the stylish coffee shop that delivers, each and every morning. Serving coffee and espresso drinks crafted from locally roasted beans, plus pastries and cafe fare, Lofty is a Solana Beach staple. You can also get a coffee subscription or visit the Lofty Market and take home housemade nut milk, organic juices, local organic eggs and dairy, cold brew, and fresh roasted Lofty coffee. If dinner calls for an homage to the Las Vegas steakhouse, head to Rare Society for a refined yet approachable dining experience. Acclaimed chef Brad Wise offers elevated cocktails, wines, and classic seafood dishes, like oysters Rockefeller, tuna tartare, and chilled Maine lobster.
Cedros Avenue is the place to spend a sunny afternoon sipping and shopping. Spanning more than two blocks, the Cedros Design District features stylish boutiques, fine jewelry shops, art galleries, outdoor cafes, and more, like the boho-chic flower bar Native Poppy, women’s apparel shop Weeds, and Clutch Modern, which specializes in modern and contemporary handcrafted furniture.
Things to Do
From picturesque parks to organic veggies and the best in live music, Solana Beach has plenty to keep its residents entertained and healthy. Belly Up is an intimate music venue offering a rotating lineup of popular acts. This premier live music space brings in the best in new, up-and-coming artists, as well as established legends in genres ranging from indie rock and reggae, to hip-hop, the blues, and jazz. The 125 acre San Dieguito County Park is a popular spot for family barbecues. This beautiful area also features playgrounds, fitness stations, plenty of hiking trails, a basketball court, pavilions, and even a wedding gazebo.
Sunday mornings in Solana Beach belong to the Farmers’ Market, located on Cedros Avenue. This is where residents find everything from locally grown, fresh-cut flowers, organic veggies, and juice blends, to artisan smoked salmon, hearth-baked bread, organic pastries, and hand-crafted chocolates. You’ll also find a crafts area with gifts, clothing, and artist-made jewelry.
Solana Beach is home to excellent educational opportunities, including: