The charming, seaside community of Solana Beach is nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, approximately 30 minutes by car from downtown San Diego. Its main access routes include Interstate 5, Highway 101, Lomas Santa Fe Drive, and Via de la Valle. Amtrak and Coaster trains the local commuter train from Oceanside to downtown San Diego stop at the station located at 105 N. Cedros Ave. The City lives up to its name Solana means “sun” in Spanish with temperatures that average 62 degrees in the wintertime and 77 degrees in the summertime. It offers 1.7 miles of coastline for swimming and surfing. Most days you will see locals drop by to watch the sun set at Fletcher Cove.
The City is a favorite destination for those looking for beach activities, eclectic shops, great dining, golfing, nightlife, and nearby hiking. The local North Coast Repertory Theater has a fine reputation and performs a wide range of theatrical works. Cedros Design District Cedros Avenue has been developed as an upscale design district that attracts many artisans, decorators, and antique dealers. It is the hippest hotbed for artistic treasures. More than 85 shops, each with its own personality, are small scale, independent, devoted to local artists and crafts people, and sticklers for quality. Over 13,000 residents call this 4 square mile beach community their home. Solana Beach is the home for many artisans, high tech businesses, and professionals.