Introduction to Solana Beach, California
Solana Beach, California, in San Diego County, is 3 miles S of Encinitas, California (center to center) and 20 miles N of San Diego, California. The city lies within the San Diego metropolitan area. Solana Beach has a population of 12,979.
Solana Beach History
The area was earlier known as Lockwood Mesa. The first settler was George H. Jones who came down with his family in 1886. The area and its surroundings witnessed rapid progress after the building of the Lake Hodges Dam. It was Colonel Ed Fletcher who bought 140 acres from Jones in order to develop a town. The area was incorporated as a city in 1986.
Solana Beach and nearby Attractions
- City Hall Art Gallery
- Fletcher Park
- Cedros Design District
- Belly Up Tavern
- Fletcher Cove Beach Park
- Windward Plaza Shopping Center
Things To Do In Solana Beach
The beach is excellent for relaxing, swimming or indulging in water sports. The city hosts recreational programs and activities throughout the year. There are several parks as well as facilities for playing tennis, golf, basketball and other sports. The arts district Cedros is well worth a visit and Belly Up Tavern guarantees an entertaining nightlife.
Solana Beach Transportation
The San Diego International Airport is a short drive away.
Solana Beach Higher Education
San Diego Miramar College serves the area.