North of the little town of Solana Beach is the San Elijo Lagoon Marine Conservation Area and the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. There are seven miles of trails through these protected wetlands, giving the community not just a beautiful ocean beach, but a natural wilderness as well. South is Del Mar and not too much farther down the shore is San Diego.
Beach, Slot Canyon & Wetlands
Another unique natural feature in the Conservation Area is Annie’s Slot Canyon. Slot canyons are usually found in sandstone or limestone formations in desert areas where intermittent flash flooding causes erosion so that the canyon becomes a great deal deeper than it is wide. Yet there is a wonderful slot canyon right next to the wetlands, a moderate to difficult hike.
With a population of 13,000, this community retains a small town personality, friendly and welcoming. There is a busy tourist trade and the town offers numerous excellent restaurants, as well as boutiques, art galleries, surfing outfitters, jewelry and book stores – something for everybody! Schools rank high on both state and national rankings. Small town friendly meets outdoor fun. Come home to Solana Beach.
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