Del Mar’s Valentines!


With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a good time to commemorate Del Mar’s special relationship with dogs (no offense intended to Del Mar’s beloved cats, chickens, or…).  


Our Dog Beach is spectacular.  Shores Park creates a sense of community among those who bring their dogs in the mornings before 8:30, or specified afternoons after 3:30, for “play dates.” And as any dog walking the Camino del Mar sidewalks knows, lots of businesses have treats out for the taking for the canine set.


Del Mar Foundation serves the people of Del Mar, but we try not to forget our “dog residents.” Our grants have helped to ensure that drinking fountains around town serve dogs as well as people, as did our grant to support the purchase of Shores Park. Many of our events are dog-friendly, and some are dog-centric by design, such as our Valentine’s Day dog event at Shores Park, and our Halloween Parade with a special costume contest for dogs (and their people).  


To celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2022, we created a  “Beachside Besties” perpetual calendar featuring Del Mar dogs, perfect for recording birthdays, anniversaries, and other recurring events (available at the DMF office).


To get the word on all of our events – dog-centric and otherwise – sign up for DMF’s email list:


We hope you’ll join DMF stalwarts Fernando (DMF’s reigning “First Dog”), Loki (center) and Barley (right) at Shores Park on Valentine’s Day!