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Solana Beach is a charming seaside community of approximately 13,000 residents nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, about a 30 minute drive from downtown San Diego. The temperature averages 62 degrees in the wintertime and 77 degrees in the summertime, and features 1.7 miles of coastline for swimming, boogey boarding and surfing. One of the most popular spots is Fletcher Cove where locals and tourists gather at the end of the day to witness spectacular sunsets.
While still a relatively tranquil coastal town, the city received national news coverage in 2003 when it became the first city in the U.S. to enact a smoking ban on its public beaches, starting a trend that has been followed by other coastal California communities.
The elementary school district is composed of five elementary schools, two of which are within the City limits. The middle school is under the administration of the San Dieguito Union High School District. High school students in the area attend Torrey Pines High School located to the southeast of Solana Beach. Additionally, there are several private and parochial schools in Solana Beach.
The Cedros Avenue Farmer’s Market features an excellent assortment of farm fresh flowers, produce, fresh bread and even a French Patisserie. The market features a wide variety of fruit in season, including oranges, tangerines, apples, peaches, plums, cherries, raspberries, grapes, strawberries and melons. Many farm fresh vegetables including lettuce, tomatoes, corn, squash and squash blossoms, beets, turnips, beans and peas are offered for sale. Mushrooms, eggs, herbs, cheese, olives, baked goods, jam and certified organic produce are also available at the market. Reasonably priced, colorful flowers are always plentiful, along with plants for the home or garden. Recent additions to the Farmers’ Market include specialty orchids and organic kettle corn.
For a lovely outdoor Sunday excursion, visit the market and then stroll the adjacent Cedros Design District, full of interesting shops, or pop over to the nearby beach. Certified Farmers’ Markets are the real thing, where actual farmers sell their fresh products directly to the consumer.