Beach Fires and Beach Rules
Updated September 2019


Beach Fires 

Wood Burning Fires

  • Wood burning beach fires are only allowed in City-supplied wood burning fires pits
  • 6 City fire pits are located south of 10th avenue
  • Wood burning fires are allowed from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Burn clean dry wood to minimize smoke
  • Do not burn driftwood
  • Do not burn trash
  • Use a small amount of water to cool the fire after use
  • Do not put sand into fire pits
  • City fire pits are available on a first-come-first-served basis; Fire pits cannot be reserved

Propane Fires

  • Use of self-supplied propane fire devices is allowed south of 10th Avenue
  • Use of self-supplied propane fire devices are allowed from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Propane fire devices must be 25 feet from the base of the bluff or dunes
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed

Beach Rules

  • No fuel based lanterns such as Tiki torches. 
  • No temporary structures such as tents, canopies or similar enclosures.
  • No smoking on the beach or scenic pathway.
  • No littering. Use trash carts at top of the staircases along the pathway or the Del Mar parking lot
  • No alcohol on the scenic pathway. Consumption of alcohol is allowed on the beach. 
  • No accessing the beach via the protected beach bluffs.  Use stairways and designated pathways. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash or under voice command control on the beach and must be on a leash on the scenic pathway.