Destination guide

Let the sea soothe your soul in Del Mar Beach

Hugging the Pacific coast about a half-hour north of San Diego, the pristine soft sands of Del Mar Beach draw surfers and sun worshippers from around the globe. Surrounded by crashing waves and rugged sandstone cliffs, a Del Mar Beach vacation rental is the perfect place to leave the stress of big city life behind. The town of the same name offers plenty of top-notch dining and shopping options, as well as one of the most renowned golf courses in the country. Nearby parks are home to invigorating hiking trails, scenic views, and all the fresh sea air you could want.

Things to do

The beautiful scenery of Del Mar will call your bluff

If you can navigate the steep climb to Scripps Bluff Preserve, you'll be rewarded with jaw-dropping sunsets, and 360-degree views of the ocean and inland lagoons. Get lost among the rare trees at Torrey Pines State Reserve, where you can also take in miles of unspoiled beaches and a lagoon full of migrating sea birds. Hang on to those binoculars and head to the Free Flight exotic bird sanctuary. For some exciting horse racing action, check out Del Mar racetrack. A Del Mar Beach vacation rental also puts you near Torrey Pines Golf Course, one of the most renowned courses in the country.

Activities

Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world

The name Del Mar is Spanish for "from the sea," and the water is undeniably the top draw. Surfers come from around the globe to hang ten, and the 2 miles of sands are perfect for working on your tan or catching some killer sunsets. Powerhouse and Seagrove Parks are great for a picnic with a view. Take it all in from above in a hot-air balloon ride, or just watch the balloons from Torrey Pines Scenic Drive if you'd rather stay on solid ground. For even more ocean views, hike the bluffs above town.

Weather

We just might have found the perfect weather

Many visitors never want to leave again, and a Del Mar Beach vacation rental will make you see why. With mild temperatures that fluctuate only about 20 degrees year round, you'll never have to worry about seeing ice or snow. Rain is rare as well, so feel free to leave the umbrella at home. The warmest months are July to September, when highs are comfortably in the upper 70s, and they only drop to the mid-60s in the coldest months of December to March. Night-time lows can be in the mid-40s, so bring a light jacket.

Natural features

Get lost in the land of the Torrey Pines

Del Mar is one of two locations where the endangered Torrey Pine still grows and thrives. Flitting among the trees are plenty of migrating exotic birds and sea birds. The beaches are top-notch, whether you're on the pristine sands of Del Mar Beach along the Pacific, or discovering unspoiled stretches in the nature reserves. With the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean on 1 side and inland lagoons on the other, there's no shortage of places to cool off. And when it comes to sunsets, they don't get much better than the ones you'll get here.

Where to stay around Del Mar Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,145 vacation rentals near Del Mar Beach. From 515 Houses to 383 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Del Mar Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Del Mar Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Del Mar Beach:

  • Mission Beach: 1,380 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla: 775 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,068 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 440 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,660 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses near Del Mar Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 515 Houses near Del Mar Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Del Mar Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 383 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 35 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Del Mar Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 466 rentals with pool available near Del Mar Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Del Mar Beach?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 1,145 vacation rentals to book directly online and 628 with instant booking available near Del Mar Beach. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Del Mar Beach! 

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