Solana Beach, CA, USA

We found 5,058 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability

Solana Beach, CA, USA

Solana Beach vacation rentals

The beauty and bluffs of comfy-cozy Solana Beach

Solana Beach is known for its picturesque bluffs overlooking the ocean, and since the 1920s, when a few entrepreneurial souls cut a gap through the rock to give residents access to the water, it’s been known for its family-friendly beaches as well. Travelers love the cozy atmosphere of this close-knit coastal town. Get your relaxing stay in the sun off to the perfect start by booking a centrally located Solana Beach vacation rental near key locales like the shopping and art galleries of the Cedros Avenue Design District or the beach and park at Fletcher Cove.

Sweeping Solana Beach vistas are a backdrop to family fun

Looking for some sun and surf? Done. No matter where your Solana Beach vacation rental sits, you’ll be at most a few minutes from the waves. The city has 3 beaches, but Fletcher Cove is a family favorite and just a short walk from Solana Beach train station. It’s the perfect spot for surfing, swimming, and picnicking, and with walking trails, a basketball court, and a deck with enviable ocean views, there’s enough to occupy grown-ups and kids from morning to night. Just a half-mile south is Seascape Surf beach, where surfing, surf fishing, and body-boarding are popular.

History preserved and performed at Solana Beach

Solana Beach traces its history through the arrival of American Indians, Spanish explorers, Mexican ranch owners and silver miners, and American farmers. You can explore its transformation from sleepy farming community to bustling seaside resort at the Solana Beach Heritage Museum, set in the first home built in town. Check out the antique furniture and appliances in its authentic turn-of-the-century kitchen and parlor, while the kids will love the living history programs put on by members of the Civic and Historical Society.

Solana Beach wins you over with its mild mannered ways

Solana Beach has a dry, mild climate, with lots of sun and little rainfall. Fog and low clouds hug the coastline during the wee hours of the summer mornings, but they burn off by midday. High temps hang around the 80°F mark. The winter months are only a few degrees cooler, but Solana Beach is much quieter between Labor Day and Memorial Day. If you're watching your budget while booking a Solana Beach vacation rental, the offseason might be your best bet. Plan on a little less beach time and a little more shopping at the Cedros Avenue Design District.

Find a wetland wonderland in Solana Beach

The area surrounding Solana Beach has grown more arid over the last few centuries, and San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, on the city’s northern border, is one of the last remaining coastal wetlands in San Diego County. The reserve has 1000 acres to explore, complete with easy walking trails and diverse populations of plants and animals. Bird watchers can look out for California pelicans, red-tailed hawks, and egrets. The reserve’s website has all the info about sunset tours and family fun days, and provides updates on a variety of outdoor activities.