Del Mar remains one of
the most beautiful destinations along the Western Coastline. The
City is comprised of two square miles of coastal land and has a
population around 4,500. You will find excellent conditions for
surfing, boogie boarding, swimming and just lounging in the sun.
Visitors can enjoy a leisurely picnic at one of the two
parks adjacent to the ocean. The Powerhouse Community Center is a
wonderful community asset for private and community events.
In 1882, the Southern
California Railroad began its new route from San Diego to San
Bernardino. A man by the name of Theodore Loop, who worked for the
railroad, instantly fell in love with what he called "the
most attractive place on the entire coast." He and his wife,
Ella, built a tent city on the beach, which Ella called Del Mar
after a popular poem titled, "The Fight on Paseo Del Mar."