This small-town SoCal spot is home to an eclectic mix of active families, passionate preservationists, and competitive surfers.
Photo: Jessica Sample
As a typical Solana Beach spring day wanes, the seaside park at Fletcher Cove pulses with activity: picnics and pickup basketball games, small fry on skateboards or swing sets. People gather cliffside to watch the setting sun, a beguiling backdrop for surfers catching the last rides of the day.
"Solana Beach is one of those rare spots that doesn't seem to change that much. Everything here just feels a little smaller," says local real estate broker Roger Carlson. "After growing up in Solana, my wife and I wanted our kids to enjoy all the things we had, and thankfully they still can."