Solana Beach

The quintessential beach town with a retro surfer vibe and amazing family appeal.

Welcome to Solana Beach

Solana Beach is a quant coastal town in the Northern part of San Diego County, best known for its stunning views, local surf community, and wide range of available outdoor activities.  At only 3.5 square miles, Solana Beach is on the smaller side of typical California cities, but the town has a personality that speaks to a much larger geography.

Settled initially in the late 1800s, Solana Beach grew steadily throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and is continuing its meteoric rise in popularity year over year.  From the storied Fletcher Cove Park to the Solana Beach Farmers Market, from the North Coast Repertory Theatre to the Carruth Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Room, Solana Beach has something for everyone.

​​​​​​​This is the time to lay claim to your piece of this inclusive little surfing town, and start reaping the benefits of Southern California coastal living!

Unique Attractions

~ Fletcher Cove

~ Tide Park Beach

~ The Cedros Design District

Belly Up Tavern

~ San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

~ Rolling Hills Boarding Stables

Carruth Cellars Urban Winery

~ Mushroom Cave Hike

The Heritage Museum

North Coast Repertory Theatre

~ Solana Beach Farmers Market

~ Bite San Diego Food Tour

~ Annie's Canyon Trail Hike​​​​​​​


Population: 13,400

Area Feel: Urban/Suburban Mix

Median Home Value: $1,103,900


Solana Beach prides itself on rich, varied, and innovative instruction in the foundation of their education.  The area is well known for having some of the best Public Schools in the State.  In addition to rigorous academics, athletic programs are given high priority.  Find more information on the Solana Beach School District Website

Elementary Schools

Solana Vista Elementary School

Skyline Elementary School

St. James Academy

Santa Fe Christian Schools

Santa Fe Montessori School

Keystone Academy

Pacific Academy

Middle Schools

Earl Warren Middle School

School of Universal Learning

Santa Fe Christian Schools

High Schools

Torrey Pines High School

La Costa Canyon High School

San Dieguito High Academy

Fusion Academy Solana Beach

Santa Fe Christian Schools


Solana Beach is located in between the I-5 freeway and Pacific Coast Highway.  The Amtrak Surfliner runs through the town, and Solana Beach station is a popular stop along the coastal track.

Solana can be considered a convenient halfway point between Downtown San Diego and Orange County, with an average of 35 minutes travel time to either location. 

​​​​​​​Because it is a beach city, there are more small sized roads than major thoroughfares.


#4 "Places with Best Public Schools in California"

#7 "Best Suburbs to Live in California"

Reknowned Beaches and Surf Locations

Food and Culture Ranked Highly in SoCal

Award-winning Schools

Many Dining and Entertainment Options

Kid and Pet Friendly Neighborhood

Artistic Expression Encouraged and Cultivated

                                      What Residents Say...

"I love that my kids grew up surfing and swimming, and are beautifully connected to the ocean.  There's nothing better than being a couple of blocks from the Pacific.  We get to call some of the nicest beaches in California our 'backyard!'"

​​​​​​​"Because of its geography, Solana Beach has remained a little haven for residents who know about the town, and appreciate it.  It is also a great city because everyone is so friendly."

"A slow-paced beach town, Solana Beach is full of athletes, entrepreneurs, and craftsmen.  With craft coffee shops, organic cafes, and microbreweries, the dining experience is nothing less than excellent."

"Solana Beach is a quaint community where everybody knows your name.  People are friendly and inclusive - we all support eachother."

"We have everything we could need right at our fingertips here.  Our favorite stores, great restaurants, and a fun nightlife.  We also love the easy access to the freeway, and that our town cannot get any bigger.  We've lived here for 28 years, and raised our two kids here.  'Blessed' doesn't even begin to describe it!"