The quaint picturesque town of Del Mar is located along a 2.5 mile stretch of one of Southern California's most beautiful coastline and is one of San Diego's most desirable communities to live, work and play. Del Mar is bound on the west by the pristine beach along the Pacific Ocean, on the north by San Dieguito Lagoon teeming with wildlife, on the east by the open space and hiking trails of Crest Canyon, and on the south by Torrey Pines State Reserve and Los Penasquitos Lagoon, with varied wildlife habitats. Del Mar enjoys a rich history in the horse racing world and is home to the world famous Del Mar Racetrack and Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, whose slogan is aptly "where the surf meets the turf." Del Mar offers a variety of home communities - from beautiful resort areas, beach close property and private gated communities. This city 'of the sea' is also known for its award winning school district, eclectic boutiques, galleries, gourmet restaurants, entertainment venues and its lovely seaside and hillside homes.