"Upscale beach town - a must see!" Top 5 Page for this destination Del Mar by matcrazy1

Del Mar Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 247 photos

Cool beach and amazing parks

Driving from San Diego north to Oceanside to my first large VT-meeting Linda (lmkluque) decided to show me Del Mar - and it was the best choice! Del Mar looks very, very beautiful - a must see in Southern California!

The City of Del Mar is two square miles of coastal land with a population of about 5000. The main attraction of visitors is still the beach and sunny weather.
Of course, the annual Del Mar Fair and the well-known Del Mar Racetrack bring in people from the surrounding area and beyond.

But I discovered one more "attraction" there: local city law hehe. It inspired me to ask a question in the VT Travel Forum:
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Hehe, don't waste your time (192 replies) although you can find there some brilliant examples of REAL funny law like for example:

In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
In Denver it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
In Switzerland it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P.M. if you live in an apartment.

Take it easy, keep smiling and... go to discover how it works in Del Mar :-)).


Would you like to see Del Mar just now?

Del Mar Beach Cam:
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And what? Do you like there? :-)))

Do you need more info?

Official City of Del Mar webpage:
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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful location, beach, recreational areas, racetrack.
  • Cons:A lot of bans (by local law) + much $$$ needed there (for longer stay!)
  • In a nutshell:A must see Pacific resort!
  • Last visit to Del Mar: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2007 at 11:49 PM

    Del Mar looks like a nice place to spend a day in, walking around and being on the beach.

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2007 at 1:34 PM

    Wonderful pictures of Del Mar. The beach looks great and I'm sure it's a lovely place for the summer holiday.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2007 at 5:09 AM

    This is a very nice area and you got some great pictures.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2007 at 2:33 PM

    Wow, there seem to be many tight regulations in Del Mar, especially on the beach! I have not been often on beaches in California but I do not remember of such rules north to San Francisco!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 2:26 AM

    Though not a beach person, I enjoyed reading your page very much. I think I understand the restrictions introduced in Del Mar. We don't go on the beach to breathe in smoke from somebody's fire or to have our children play in dog's 'poop'.

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2005 at 1:37 AM

    another great read! thanks

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2005 at 12:42 PM

    What a fun page to read, Matt. It points out so many of differences between USA & Europe. But, most US beaches do not have so many rules, but to protect the beauty, this city has decided to enforce the rules. Some great information and I'm still smiling.

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2005 at 11:56 AM

    Del Mar might be beautiful but it sounds a little snooty to me! And not close enough to LA for me to go there.....

  • brendagiguere's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 6:09 AM

    Fun to read your Del Mar page. I live 3 miles from Del Mar and I'm embarassed to say I keep forgetting to go there. LOL! I think I'll go this morning and get some exercise. Thanks! :) brenda g.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 6:01 AM

    Del Mar is beautiful. The coastline is stunning, isn't it?


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