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Solana Beach Surf Spot

Not a whole lot of surfer's talk about Solana as being one of those "epic" spots but it's most definitely one of the most beautiful surf spots in all of San Diego County. It's like a small beach oasis in the mist of a full blown city! The steep cliffs and sandy beaches that line this portion of coastline is all but impossible to access due to the homes, condo's and apartments that line the cliffs which prevent any sort of beach access.

Although this is one of the only beach access points in Solana, the cove itself is called Fletcher Cove so throughout this review, we will go back and forth between both names.

The sign as you enter the beach at Solona Beach


Location:

Solona Beach or the Fletcher Coves are located just South of Seaside and Cardiff but within walking distance of Del Mar. This beach is surrounded by houses and apartments which makes this beach access a popular one to say the least.
 

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The Parking Scenario:

There is a very large parking located right at the end of Plaza Drive which is the main source of parking for this Solana Beach and surf spot. During the Summer months, this parking lot can get packed full very quickly so you're next best bet is to look around surrounding side streets and alleys for a spot.

Make sure to note where you park and definitely double check if you are anywhere near blocking someone's driveway or a fire lane. There are plenty of crossroads and alleys nearby so parking, even on extremely crowded days, shouldn't be too bad.

 

The parking lot at Solana Beach

Beach Accessibility and Conveniences:

Solana beach is has got it all! From a lot of restrooms to a shower to very capable lifeguard services. this is a great beach for everyone from the novice beginner to the seasoned surfer. The beach access is extremely easy to find and is located in the North side of the parking lot. It's a long ramp that walks downward toward the beach.

The Walkway down to the Fletcher Cove

The public restrooms are located at the top of the beach access ramp and are impossible to miss. There are several stalls and they are all very well maintained by the city of Solana Beach. During the Summer months, these restrooms get a lot of use which makes it harder for the city to keep clean so I highly recommend bringing your sandals in there just as a safety and cleanliness issue.

The restrooms at the top of the Beach ramp

Not only does Solana have the great beach access and restrooms but they also have a great shower that tops off a long surf session perfectly! It's located on the right hand side of the ramp as you are walking up the ramp so it gives you just enough time to dry off before heading home.

the shower at Solana beach

Lifeguard:

There is a lifeguard tower located right in the middle of the beach at Solana and not only is the tower open all throughout Summer but the lifeguard trucks and jeeps routinely patrol this section of coastline. Make sure to make not if there is a lifeguard on duty and take caution either way.

The lifeguards working hard at Solana beach

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