Del Mar Plaza
Del Mar, California

Beachside vibe
Set on a sandy hillside along Highway 1, Del Mar Plaza became the central public focus for this thriving beach community the instant it opened, thanks to thoughtful planning that takes advantage of its site by winding up the hill to stunning ocean views. Using earthy materials and forms in step with the community’s casual vibe, a series of retail alleys and trellised walkways branch out from terraced dining plazas, encouraging visitors on a meandering exploration. As a natural expression of this Pacific seaside town, the California Coastal Commission and other beach communities consider Del Mar Plaza a benchmark for creative, sensitive and profitable development.

Signature Experience
A leisurely walk of discovery filled with ocean breezes, inspiring views, flavorful smells and treasures by local artists and other retailers

Awards & Honors

  • Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence 1991
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Design
    (ICSC) Award


Designed with McCabe Gish Architecture. 
Jerde Partnership Design Consultant.