Del Mar is a picturesque beach city in San Diego County, California. The Spanish meaning of Del Mar translates to “of the sea” or “by the sea”, because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
Del Mar’s climate is considered sub-tropical / Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and mild winters, and is considered one of the most desirable locations world-wide. Del Mar is also one of few locations in which the Torrey Pine tree grows. The Torrey Pine is the rarest pine in the United States and only two populations of this endangered species exist. The Soledad Valley at the south of Del Mar, severs two colony segments of the Pinus torreyana.
Del Mar has actually been mentioned in Time magazine’s “100 Greatest Beaches in the World”. The beach on Fifteenth Street ranked in the TOP TEN of its list (coming in at #4).