Del Mar stretches up the Pacific coast, beginning at the northern edge of Torrey Pines State Park and reaching to the southern edge of Solana Beach. Each address in Del Mar is no farther than about 1 mile from the beach, making this upscale city a coveted home base.
The beaches of Del Mar are both beautiful and generally less populated than their counterparts in south San Diego County. In total, Del Mar has 2 miles of coastline to call its own, which encompasses two coastal parks. The city is renowned for good surfing.
Del Mar prides itself on being a dog-friendly city, which is supported by the presence of a dog beach. Dogs are actually allowed on all of Del Mar’s beach for nine months out of the year. In the summer, dogs are still allowed on North Beach, sometimes called simply “Dog Beach,” as long as they are on a leash.
Del Mar is perhaps best known as the host of the Del Mar Racetrack, which brings in visitors from around southern California and the rest of the country. From mid-July until just after Labor Day, the track has an atmosphere characterized by friendly wagers, women in large hats and jovial cheering – for the winners, of course.
Del Mar is also home to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which hosts the San Diego County Fair every summer. The fair includes live music, lots of fried food, and carnival rides for the whole family.
Del Mar has its own school district for students in kindergarten through 6th grade, called the Del Mar Union School District. Upon reaching middle school, students are taken in by the San Dieguito Union High School District, where they remain until they graduate high school.
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