Beach Fires and Beach Rules
Updated November 2019

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Beach Fires 

Wood burning fires are only allowed in City supplied wood burning fire pits. The City’s wood burning fire pits have been removed from the beach for the winter season.  They will be replaced in the spring when the weather and tides allow. Propane fires are still allowed. 

Wood Burning Fires

CITY SUPPLIED WOOD BURNING FIRE PITS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BEACH FOR THE WINTER SEASON. 

The following rules are in effect for wood burning fires when the City’s fire pits are installed: 

  • 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.