North San Diego County is peppered with some of San Diego’s most quaint beach communities. Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad all offer an intimate lifestyle with the Pacific Ocean shoreline.

Solana Beach being one of them is located just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. The City is home to a vibrant train station that serves both Amtrak and the Coaster, one of only three in San Diego County. Its 1.7 miles of shoreline offer fun for the whole family. Many locals explore the award winning Fletcher Cove Park which is the perfect setting to watch the sunset. Hike, bike, paddle, or swim, Solana Beach has many outdoor activities to keep you moving.

Encinitas is another coastal gem that exudes relaxation and a hang-ten mentality. Incorporated in 1986, the city draws together the communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia. It is home to the San Diego Botanical Gardens and has often been referred to as the Flower Growing Capital. Its 100-year-old downtown area is home to shopping boutiques, historic architecture, cafes, and restaurants with streets lined with flower baskets. It’s also home to some of the best surfing beaches in California with its yearlong temperate climate. Whether you’re a surfing enthusiast or a lover of flowers, Encinitas has something for everyone to enjoy.

Carlsbad, another North County city, abuts 7 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline and holds three lagoons and one lake. The city is home to one of the nations top attractions, LegoLand California Resort where kids and parents can enjoy the magical world of Legos. Want to stop and smell the roses? The Flower Fields of Carlsbad encompass 50-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers which are only in bloom 6-8 weeks out of the year, March to May each spring. There are also a number of State beaches where patrons can reserve a campsite or just stay for the day and play in the waves. On top of that Carlsbad hosts many quality restaurants for any type of budget or taste preference. Eat, play, and enjoy the many amenities this city has to offer.

Del Mar   |   La Jolla   |   Point Loma   |   Pacific Beach   |   Mission Hills   |   Hillcrest   |   South Park   |   North Park   |   Downtown

Del Mar    |   La Jolla   |   Point Loma   |   Pacific Beach   |   Mission Hills   |   Hillcrest   |   South Park   |   North Park   |   Downtown   |   North County Coastal