Solana Beach

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Welcome to Solana Beach

Solana Beach is a splashy coastal city known for its stunning beaches and ocean views. It boasts a thriving commercial city center, which includes upscale shopping and dining experiences. 

The architecture of Solana Beach represents its unique location between the beach and the rolling hills of the surrounding area. It consists mainly of Spanish Mediterranean-style buildings with white stucco walls, red roof tiles, and arched doorways. Other architectural styles used throughout the city are Craftsman-style bungalows as well as classic Mission Revival and Art Deco constructions. 

With awe-inspiring ocean views, fantastic weather virtually year-round, and endless community activities, Solana Beach is truly a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

What to Love 

  • Unique connection with the outdoors
  • Locally owned and operated shops and restaurants
  • Thriving sense of community

Local Lifestyle

The community in Solana Beach is welcoming and tight-knit. Locals enjoy getting together for weekly farmers’ markets, holiday festivities, and highly anticipated concerts at Fletcher Cove Park.

Living in Solana Beach, you’ll be surrounded by beauty and adventure. Surfing, swimming, fishing, and other water sports are available, and local trails lead to stunning mountainside views. The downtown area is full of eateries, boutiques, and nightlife options like The Belly Up Tavern, which hosts live music on weekends. The Cedros Design District is another popular spot for locals to shop, dine and explore local art galleries.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Ranch 45 Local Provisions is a farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of Solana Beach. With locally sourced ingredients and weekly changing menus, Ranch 45 will satisfy any craving. Nearby, Claire’s on Cedros is a chic bistro serving an eclectic menu full of flavor. Claire’s offers something for everyone, from their signature macaroni and cheese to their wide selection of fish dishes. Whatever you choose, be sure to complete your meal with one of their decadent desserts. 

Located right on the boardwalk, The Fish Market has provided fresh seafood for the neighborhood since 1974. Enjoy everything from fish tacos and ceviche to grilled rockfish and fried calamari in this beachfront restaurant. 

Lofty Coffee Solana Beach Cafe is a modern coffee house featuring a variety of specialty coffees. Whether you’re in the mood for an iced latte or a hot cappuccino, Lofty is the perfect spot for an afternoon pick-me-up. 

Things to Do

Annie’s Canyon Trail is a great place for hikers and nature lovers. The trail winds through scenic sandstone canyons and lush eucalyptus groves. It’s a sweet hidden spot to explore and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

If you wish to explore rocky tide pools and search for sea life, Fletcher Cove Beach Park is a public beach with plenty of recreational activities. Have a picnic at one of the many tables, or just sit back and enjoy the incredible views of the ocean. La Colonia Park is a unique spot in Solana Beach filled with trees, flowers, and gardens. You can take a leisurely stroll around the park, enjoy an outdoor picnic, or even play tennis on the court. 

A staple in the community, the Solana Beach Farmers Market is an excellent place to buy fresh, seasonal produce from local farms. You can find artisanal goods, baked goods, and other specialty items every Sunday at this delightful market. 

The place to be on Friday night is Belly Up Tavern, a popular music venue featuring live music from both local and international artists. They also boast a full bar with an impressive selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits. 


Solana Beach has several top-tier educational opportunities. Some of these include:

Overview for Solana Beach, CA

13,025 people live in Solana Beach, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $71,021. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach has 5,278 households, with an average household size of 2.47. 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. 13,025 people call Solana Beach home. The population density is 3,815.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.35 / 51.65%

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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
6th - 12th
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Santa Fe Christian Schools
PreK - 12th
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