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About Tide Beach Park in Solana Beach, California

Tide Beach Park is the north beach of Solana Beach, California. Make your way down a long set of stairs from the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Solana Vista Drive and you’ll be at a semicircular cove below tall steep bluffs. Picturesque sandstone rocks on the beach, caves in the cliffs, and tidepools out in the ocean make this is popular place to visit.

At high tide the beach is confined to this small sandy cove, but when the tide allows, you can walk from here north to Seaside Beach in Cardiff State Beach or south to Fletcher Cove. Also at low tide you can explore tide pools at the north end of the cove. Lifeguards are on hand during the summer months (10am to 6pm) if you have kiddos playing in the water or wading in to see the tidepools.

The narrow beach around Tide Beach Park is backed by cliffs and man-made protective walls that keep homes at the bluff’s edge from falling into the Pacific Ocean. Erosion of the cliffs is always a concern here so stay back from the cliffs to avoid falling rocks.

Surfers ride waves that break near a reef known as Tabletops or Seaside Reef. This is the same reef that draws families to tidepools when the tide is low.

Look for free street parking nearby the intersection of Solana Vista Dr & Pacific Ave. Get here early in the day to have a better chance to score a spot. Seaside Beach has a large lot if you can’t get one at Tide Beach Park.

302 Solana Vista Dr
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Park Name
Tide Beach Park
Other Names
Tabletops, Table Top, Seaside Reef
City Beach
Pet Details
Dogs are allowed on leash north of the stairs
Free street parking
Surfing, Bodyboarding, Tidepooling, Swimming, Fishing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Beach Walking, Sunbathing
Tide Pools, Lifeguard, Showers, No Facilities
Map of Tide Beach Park
Solana Beach, US
5:51 pm, May 19, 2024
temperature icon 66°F
L: 60° H: 66°
Feels like 65.43 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0.88
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 7:44 pm
Humidity 68 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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