Solana “Warm Wind” Beach was first settled by the San Dieguitos in the 1800s and began to develop rapidly in the early 1900s once the Lake Hodges Dam was built and the Santa Fe Irrigation District was created. Hydraulic water pressure was used to erode away tons of earth to provide access to the beach for development of the area, resulting in what is known as Fletcher Cove today.
A small coastal city, the community grew slowly and steadily with booms occurring the decade after WWII and the last quarter of the 20th century. Solana Beach became the first city in the Continental United States in 2003 to enact a smoking ban on its public beaches.
Multi-million dollar homes enjoy cool coastal breezes along the bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The popular Cedros Design District is home to more than 85 art galleries, import and antique stores, boutiques, cafes, a weekly farmers market, and a music venue, The Belly Up Tavern. Easy access to the Solana Beach train station and I-5 make commuting a breeze to and from this unique and coveted beach town.