Solana Beach, CA

Location: Solana Beach is a small beach town located south of Cardiff-by-the-Sea and north of Del Mar. (Map)

The city sits on top of tall bluffs overlooking about 1 1/2 miles of narrow beaches below.

Much of downtown Solana Beach has been redeveloped in the last 30 years, but some historic buildings still remain.

Some features of Solana Beach are Hwy 101 Downtown District, Fletchers Cove Park and Beach, Cedros District, and the Commuter Rail-Amtrak Station.

Activity Hubs

Downtown/Fletcher Cove Park Activity Hub
Fletchers Cove Park & Beach, Solana Beach Historic Downtown District, Cedros Design District, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach Commuter Rail-Amtrak Station. Events: Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol.


Fletchers Cove Beach
Several miles of sandy shoreline set below ocean cliffs.
Stairway beach access along certain points. More direct access along ramp to Fletcher Cove Beach.



Fletcher Cove Park
Newly renovated park with grassy area, basketball courts, playground, picnic area, viewing area and beach access.


Belly Up Tavern
A popular club in the Cedros Design District. Features top music talent and good food.

North Coast Repertory Theater
Seeks local talent for year-round performances to over 40,000 attendees annually.


Cedros Design District
A trendy collection of galleries, boutique shops, home decor imports, spas, cafes, clubs, restaurants and offices.

Solana Beach Historic Downtown District
Shops, restaurants, and offices along Coast Hwy 101, many in historic buildings.


Cedros Avenue Farmers’ Market
Weekly farmers market at south end of Cedros Design District.


Solana Beach Commuter Rail-Amtrak Station
Serves North County Transit District’s COASTER commuter rail and Amtrak.


Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol
Early June
Many arts and crafts vendors, an outdoor music area, beer garden, kids activities and food court.

Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathon
Late July
A swim course at Fletcher Cove, and run and bike courses along scenic Coast Hwy 101.