Welcome to Solana Beach
Perched along the Pacific Coast, Solana Beach is heaven on earth.
Home to 1.7 miles of coastline, Solana Beach is so picturesque it almost looks like it was pulled out of a storybook. Located just 17 miles north of San Diego, residents enjoy an urban and suburban feel. This town is bisected north-south by Interstate 5 and east-west by Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
This charming coastal enclave was first developed in the 1920s, after the creation of Lake Hodges Dam. World War II saw a housing boom as more people started to settle in Solana Beach. Years later, in 1986, the city of Solana Beach was officially incorporated.
The style of homes here are primarily modern and contemporary, with some Mediterranean-inspired properties.
What to Love
- Enjoy wine tasting at Carruth Cellars
- Spend the day hiking at Annie’s Canyon Trail
- Soak up the sunshine at Fletcher Cove Beach
People & Lifestyle
Like many coastal California towns, Solana Beach is known for its easygoing atmosphere. It’s a small town with approximately 13,000 residents, so it’s the type of place where people know each other. An overarching sense of community is prevalent here.
Solana Beach is home to residents from all walks of life, but it’s particularly popular with families and outdoor enthusiasts. With nature at their fingertips and a walkable layout, residents of Solana Beach enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Solana Beach is known for its plethora of quaint boutiques, cafés, and shops. Madeleine Cafe & Bakery
is a great place to start your morning. Enjoy a perfectly prepared latte or choose something off their French and California-inspired menu. For authentic Thai food, head over to Siamese Basil Thai
. Established in 1996, this local restaurant serves dishes that capture the essence of Thailand. The Wild Note Cafe
is another local spot that’s popular with locals. With a globally-inspired menu and an artsy atmosphere, spending time here never disappoints.
This seaside town offers much more than just dining. Head over to Belly Up Tavern
for live music and a fun night out with friends. Shop ‘til you drop at the Cedros Design District—a street packed with fashion, art, restaurants, and local boutiques. This district is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy!
Things to Do
Calling Solana Beach home means being lucky enough to take advantage of all of the things to do in this community. The Solana Beach Farmers' Market
takes place every Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. Grab some fresh fruits and veggies while also supporting your community’s farmers. The Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery
features stunning ocean and surfing photographs that are sure to amaze you.
The Fiesta Del Sol
is an annual event that draws both local music lovers and attendees from across the country. Here, you can listen to live music, shop, eat, and drink. There’s even a Kids Zone with rides, games, and hands-on activities.
Solana Beach is surrounded by nature, so it’s no surprise that outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to this community. Annie’s Canyon Trail
is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area. This 2.2-mile hike features rugged hiking paths with the Pacific Ocean as a background. If you enjoy swimming, surfing, or picnicking, then you’re sure to love Cardiff State Beach
Solana Beach is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Solana Vista Elementary School, K-3
Skyline Elementary School, K-6
Earl Warren Middle School, 7-8
Fusion Academy Solana Beach, 9-12