Del Mar is a small, seaside hideaway approximately 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Defined by calm salt water lagoons on each end, this charming, laid back town is best known for its exceptional weather, world-famous thoroughbred racetrack, the county fair, fabulous beaches, haute cuisine, and unique shopping. With a population of approximately 4,500 in the 2.1 square mile coastal area, Del Mar offers an oasis of unhurried, yet civilized, living. Visitors can enjoy many pleasures of the village without ever needing a car. The village hosts about 25 restaurants, many providing outside patios overlooking the ocean. The beaches are spectacular and even a sliver of beach for dogs. Del Mar is a gorgeous and cozy community with historical architecture and a laid back lifestyle. Del Mar also offers an incredible array of luxury, ocean view and beachfront real estate that will play to your every need.