Solana Beach

The city's vibrant downtown area, is known as the Cedros Design District.

Welcome to Solana Beach

Solana Beach is a beautiful coastal city located in San Diego County, California. Situated along the picturesque shores of the Pacific Ocean, it offers residents and visitors a charming and relaxed beach town atmosphere.
Known for its stunning beaches, Solana Beach boasts pristine stretches of sand where visitors can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and various water activities. Fletcher Cove Beach Park is a popular spot, providing a scenic setting for picnics and leisurely walks along the shoreline.
The city's vibrant downtown area, known as the Cedros Design District, is a major attraction for art enthusiasts and shoppers alike. It features a unique mix of art galleries, boutique shops, antique stores, and trendy cafes. Visitors can explore the district, discover one-of-a-kind artworks, and indulge in shopping for handcrafted goods and designer items.
Solana Beach is also renowned for its thriving music scene. The Belly Up Tavern, a historic venue, hosts an impressive lineup of live concerts and performances by renowned artists from various genres. The venue's intimate setting provides an exceptional experience for music lovers.
Nature lovers can explore the scenic beauty of Solana Beach through the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This protected area encompasses wetlands, coastal dunes, and diverse habitats, making it a haven for birdwatching and hiking enthusiasts.
The city also offers a variety of dining options, ranging from casual beachfront eateries to upscale restaurants serving delicious cuisine. From seafood specialties to international flavors, Solana Beach caters to diverse tastes and culinary preferences.
Overall, Solana Beach provides a perfect blend of coastal charm, natural beauty, artistic flair, and recreational opportunities. Whether you're seeking relaxation on the beach, exploring unique art galleries, or enjoying live music, Solana Beach offers a delightful coastal experience for visitors and residents alike.
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Overview for Solana Beach, CA

14,278 people live in Solana Beach, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $73,674.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.4 years

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Around Solana Beach, CA

There's plenty to do around Solana Beach, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Satori Designs, NeuroLab 360, and The Performance Refinery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 0.85 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.41 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.4 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.09 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach has 5,860 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Solana Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,278 people call Solana Beach home. The population density is 2,623.64 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.53 / 53.47%

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Schools in Solana Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Solana Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Fusion Academy Slb: Solana Beach
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Santa Fe Christian Schools
PreK - 12th
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