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Del Mar- is an upscale beach community located in North San Diego County right on the Pacific Ocean. Del Mar is Spanish for “of the sea” or “by the sea” and aptly describes this small (approximately 4,200 residents as of the 2010 census), resort style setting that is famous for The Del Mar Racetrack and the San Diego County Fair, which are both held at different times each summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Del Mar’s climate is considered sub-tropical with warm dry summers and milder winters. Del Mar is also one of the few locations in which the Torrey Pine tree grows. The Torrey Pine is considered by experts to be the rarest pine in the United States.
Del Mar has had several notable residents over the years, including Desi Arnaz, songwriter Burt Bacharach, skate boarding legend Tony Hawk, the San Diego Chargers placekicker Nate Kaeding, starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers, the rock band Journey’s former lead singer Steve Perry, self-help writer and professional speaker Anthony Robbins and one of the most legendary jockeys to ever ride a horse, Willie Shoemaker.
Del Mar, known for its numerous and beautiful beaches, was mentioned in Time magazine’s “100 Greatest Beaches in the World.” The 15th Street Beach was ranked 4th in the top 10 and was used as a backdrop for the opening credits for ABC’s Cougar Town. Del Mar is also referenced most notably in two songs, The Beach Boys’ “Surfin U.S.A.” and Bing Crosby’s “Where the Surf Meets the Turf.” You don’t have to be a surfer, sun worshipper or bet on the horses to enjoy Del Mar, however, as it is home to the Torrey Pines State Park & Reserve with numerous walking trails and breath taking views of the gorgeous blue Pacific Ocean. Wildlife abounds and hiking can put one in touch with nature in a relaxed and scenic setting. For the golfer, Del Mar features the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course (home of the Farmers Insurance annual PGA tour event) where players of all levels of skill will be challenged on both the North Course and the South Course. Ocean views on the courses are numerous and spectacular.