With a name that can be translated from Spanish as “by the sea,” Del Mar has been an upscale beachfront destination since its founding in the 1880s. The natural beauty of Del Mar’s white sand beaches ensured the early success of attempts to establish it as a seaside retreat for the rich and famous, and a long list of famous figures have called Del Mar home over the last century and a half.
Del Mar offers a uniquely Californian blend of a laidback beachfront lifestyle with the refinement of world-class restaurants, resorts, and boutique shopping.
Del Mar Plaza has a tantalizing selection of shops and an amazing oceanfront location. Other fashion boutiques can be found dotted throughout the village.
Del Mar is also an equestrian paradise, with local institutions including the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and a famous Racetrack.
The village of Del Mar offers an eclectic mix of luxury real estate. Some of the most spectacular properties, including the stunning Del Mar houses for sale, can be found perched along the coastline, with expansive estates and breathtaking modern architectural masterpieces offering the very best in upscale living in a location that is simply breathtaking.
While Del Mar is renowned for its luxurious resorts, its most desirable homes feel like completely self-enclosed resorts of their own. These enchanting houses offer pools, spas, and a wonderful sense of privacy within close proximity to the village’s exceptional shopping and dining options.
Local schools are excellent, with the village being served by the Del Mar Unified School District.
Phenomenal dining options are scattered throughout the Village of Del Mar. The Market Restaurant & Bar offers incredible food and service in an atmospheric setting. Jake’s and Poseidon both specialize in chef-driven creative seafood dishes, served mere steps from the ocean. Il Fornaio is a highlight of the upscale Del Mar Plaza shopping center, serving excellent Italian food.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar is one of several resorts that represent all that makes this area so magnificent. Housed within a majestic Old-World Mediterranean Estate, this resort houses six exceptional restaurants, ranging from elegant fine dining and creative contemporary cuisine to casual poolside eats and gourmet cocktails and espressos. Grand Del Mar also features San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed golf course, spread over the dramatic terrain of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon.
L’Auberge is located directly on Del Mar’s oceanfront, providing 5.2 acres of AAA Four Diamond-rated refinement and sweeping Pacific Ocean views. Spa L’Auberge offers a range of outstanding treatments. L’Auberge’s exquisite dining options include the multiple award-winning locally-sourced Southern Californian cuisine of Kitchen 1540, served on a patio overlooking the sea.
Following Del Mar’s oceanfront sands to the south brings you to the surfer’s haven of Torrey Pines State Beach, named for the endangered Torrey Pines which exclusively grows in this area. This resplendent natural setting is home to the timeless craftsman resort of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, a AAA Five Diamond resort with an exceptional full-service spa. Dining at The Lodge is of an incredibly high standard, with A.R. Valentin offering sophisticated regional cuisine and The Grill providing delectable wood-fired food with sweeping views over the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
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