Fletcher Cove Beach Park is an intimate seaside park that offers tons of family fun. Raised slightly above the beach, the park offers a lush green space with a basketball court and a children’s playground with gorgeous views.

The small beach features a secluded cove that is a prime place to watch the sunset. The protected inlet provides some added protection from the elements, making it a popular swimming area for families. You may hear locals refer to Fletcher Cove as the Pillbox, a nickname it received because of its historical significance as the location of a gunnery during World War II.

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Highlights of Fletcher Cove Beach Park

It is easy to spend the whole day at Fletcher Cove Beach Park with the countless activities available for the whole family. Children will love the playground, playing in the sand, and swimming. If you are looking for a little relaxation, you can curl up with a book and soak up the warm California sun or enjoy a stroll along the beach.

If you visit during low tide, you can follow the beach south to Del Mar North Beach or north to Tide Beach Park. For those looking for a little more action and adventure, the beach is a popular spot for kayaking, surfing, and bodyboarding.

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Good to know about Fletcher Cove Beach Park

Try to visit Fletcher Cove Beach Park at low to medium tide, as it can be difficult or sometimes impossible to access the beach when the tide is high. There is plenty of free parking in a small lot at the park, on the street, or in the lot located across from the post office.

Fletcher Cove Beach Park is located in the small seaside town of Solana Beach. While you are in town, you may treat yourself to drinks or lunch at the popular Solana Beach Belly Up Tavern or enjoy an afternoon of shopping in the Cedros Design District.

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Fletcher Cove Beach Park

Location: 111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

Open: Daily from 6 am to 10 pm

Phone: +1 858-720-2400