If you want to visit some other nearby beaches that are larger, try these:
Location: Pacific Ocean at the end of Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach, Cal.
Parking: Free parking in small parking lot at Fletcher Cove park, free street parking, and free parking in the public parking lot across from the post office.
Getting There: Short walk to the park, playground and basketball court from parking areas. To access the beach, you need to descend a steep but short ramp to the cove.
Things to See: Young families at the beach, sunset over the Pacific Ocean, nearby Cedros shopping district, nearby Belly Up Tavern
Facilities: Restrooms, showers, trash cans, park, basketball hoop, playground
Services: Naked Cafe, a small healthy place to eat is right across the steet with a view to the ocean, more restaurants, surf shops 1-2 blocks away
Best Restaurants in Solana Beach CA - You can walk to the Naked Cafe for healthy sandwiches. For some of the best pizza and pasta, try pizza Nova (945 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. 858 259-0666). For some local food, try Sam's Place (141 Lomas Santa Fe Dr 858 755-3415) for a fun menu ranging from fish and chips to Mediterranean cuisine. And for the best Mexican restaurants, try Fidels or Tony's.
High Tide Access: This tiny cove can be completely inaccessible at high tide, but is quite nice at moderate to low tides. At low tide of 1 foot MLLW or less, you can walk north or south along the narrow beach and explore some of the smaller hidden beaches in Solana Beach. If you plan to spend some time at Fletcher Cove Solana Beach, definitely check out our San Diego Tide Table to help plan your visit.
Lifeguard: Lifeguards during summer.
Dogs: No dogs allowed.
Things NOT to Do: No alcohol, no glass containers, no smoking, no littering, no disturbing noise, no overnight sleeping, camping or parking.
Disability Access: Some disabled parking and access to upper park. Ramp is steep to beach so no recommended.
Hazards: Rip currents, unstable bluffs along narrow beach to north and south.
Fletcher Cove Solana Beach Driving Directions - From Interstate 5 in Solana Beach (north of Del Mar), go west on Lomas Santa Fe Drive to the Pacific Ocean. There is a small free parking lot at the beach park, a larger free parking lot the the left across from the post office, or free street parking.
Directions to Fletcher Cove By Train - You can easily reach Fletcher Cove Solana Beach from the San Diego Coaster Train or Amtrak. It is 4 blocks from the Solana Beach train station and transit center. You can also bring your bicycle on the Coaster train, and bike along the Rail Trail or highway 101. Note: trains have limited service on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, currently only 4 trains a day, so be sure to check the train schedule.
Some beaches are best explored at low tide. Check out the tides and find maps and directions to the popular beaches below.
These are the top beaches in San Diego, listed from north to south:
Blacks Beach (Nude beach)
Blacks Beach (Surfer beach)
These are the top beaches in San Diego’s North County, listed from north to south: