Fletcher Cove Park Beach


Beach Highlights

W. Plaza Street & S. Sierra Ave
Solana Beach, California (map)
(858) 720-2400
More info: Website


Fletcher Cove Park Beach is a small, sandy beach set within a secluded cove in Solana Beach, CA. The beach is a popular spot for surfing, surf fishing, and sunbathing. The beach gets wider at low tide but pretty much disappears at high tide.

At low tide, you can walk or jog along the beach, in either direction. Del Mar City Beach is about a mile to the south and Cardiff’s Seaside Beach is about the same distance to the north.


There are public showers and restroom facilities as well as picnic tables and a basketball court located on top of the bluffs next to the Marine Safety Department Headquarters. The Coaster station is three blocks away.

Beach Access

You can get to Fletcher Cove Park Beach by walking down a concrete ramp that connects the beach with Fletcher Cove Park above. You can get to small observation deck from the ramp, near the beach.


Fletcher Cove Park, also commonly known as Pillbox because of its history as a WWII Gunnery installation, is the main park within Solana Beach. The park and beach are a block from Coast Hwy 101 and downtown Solana Beach.


Fiesta Del Sol
(1st weekend in June) is Solana Beache’s annual art festival with live music, food, a beer gardent and childrens playground. Event takes place at Fletcher Cove Park, next to beach.

Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon
(Late July)
Over 2,000 athletes compete in the . Both events start and finish at Fletcher Cove.

Other Useful Information

No pooches allowed on the sand. No alcohol on the beach. No glass bottles.

Fletcher Cove Park beach offers easy public access. A public parking lot located at the Cove as well as free street parking ensure that parking is seldom a problem for visitors traveling to the beach by vehicle.

The parking lot is open daily from 6 a.m.
until 10 p.m.

Lifeguards are on duty year round at Fletcher Cove, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the winter months, and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the summer months.

Contact Solana Beach Marine Safety
111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Business (858) 755-1569
Junior Lifeguards (858) 720-2419
Fax (858) 793-7734
Weather (858) 755-2971