West of 5 Homes
San Diego Beach Towns

One of our more frequent requests from those knowledgeable about San Diego real estate is: Please show me a beach home or condo (more commonly known as “west of 5 homes”) where I can walk to the sand. 

It’s a request we gladly grant if for no other reason than the fun of showing homes and properties west of 5 near the beach!

And because the stretch of beach territory in that corridor is pretty narrow from Oceanside through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach and Del Mar, we are offering a daily update on homes in these areas sitting between the Pacific Ocean and Interstate 5–hence the name and desire: West of 5 homes.

If you have questions about San Diego beaches or homes located near the ocean in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach or Del Mar, call or text Scott Murphy, our San Diego beach home expert at 760-613-6190 or email


271 Sea Forest Ct Del Mar, CA 92014

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,308 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200037484
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Enjoy the coastal lifestyle steps to panoramic ocean views on the bluff in Del Mar. Relax and watch the sunsets from your single level stylishly remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with upgrades throughout including new cabinetry and stone flooring in the kitchen, updated luxury bathrooms, newly installed flooring, fresh bright and light paint, windows, electrical and plumbing. Take in the ocean views on your oversized balcony with new trex flooring. See Supplement below.... This peaceful resort community includes pool, spa, tennis, exercise room, bbq area, and clubhouse for entertaining. Conveniently located west of 5 freeway close to Del Mar Village, golf courses, hiking trails and a short walk to restaurants, shops, beaches and parks. Parking includes one underground space and one uncovered space. Come live the coastal lifestyle! Equipment: Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

3446 Harding St Carlsbad, CA 92008

3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,223 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200039341
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Custom home, west of 5 in desirable downtown area. Close to the beach, downtown carlsbad, parks and restaurants. Home was built with high end specs., quartz countertops, builtin in cabinets, 14 solar panels, dual head shower, walk in closet, 9 ft ceilings and master is 10ft, synthetic turf in the yard, Extra upstairs loft can be converted into 4th bedroom, custom wood cabinets, downstairs is stained concrete. Home provides a great flow with a great open concept feel throughout. West of 5 in Carlsbad!!!. Neighborhoods: Barrio Equipment: Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL

728 Dewitt Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024

4 Beds
3 Baths
2,835 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2000463
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Incredible opportunity to own a custom coastal contemporary home, located West of 5 in the heart of Encinitas Highlands! Panoramic ocean and sunset views. This home offers an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, Caribbean rosewood hardwood floors, high-end appliances, mahogany cabinetry, custom finishes, and a meticulous attention to detail. Multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces, 2 car attached garage, workshop, dumb waiter, solar panels, and gardens. Short stroll to local beaches, downtown Encinitas restaurants and shops. Start living the dream today.

2188 Glasgow Avenue Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007

5 Beds
5 Baths
3,847 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2000699
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Brand new custom Coastal Contemporary home, located West of 5 in the heart of Cardiff by the Sea! Unobstructed coastline and sunset views. This home offers an open floor plan with high-end appliances, custom finishes, and a meticulous attention to detail. Multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces, 3 car attached garage, elevator, and private rooftop deck with 360 degree views. Walk to local beaches, restaurants, and Cardiff Seaside Market. Whether you are looking for a family home where you can spread out and everyone have there own space, a vacation home with short-term rental opportunity, or a pure investment this home checks all the boxes. Call today.

233 N Vulcan Avenue Unit 233a Encinitas, CA 92024

7 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,247 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200049154
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Luxury Live Auction! Bidding to start from $1,500,000! Virtual Matterport Video This home is situated at the end of a gentle slope driveway. Coastal Cape Cod Designed Home with a Palatial Presence , Traditional Soft Modern Interior Flair, Pride of Ownership .Located in the heart of an eclectic neighborhood west of 5 in the Leaucadia / Encinitas area .Close to all top restaurants ,local parks and beaches walk to Moon light beach or a quick cruise to others .This home can be your Prime Living Estate or opt in for money producing income , well established on VRBO & AirBnB. Main house is a 2550 square foot open floor plan with a first floor room or office , 4 bed 3.5 bath , Fireplace in Living Room & Master Bedroom Suite . Unit 233 A is attached upper floor 697 square foot 2 Bed One Bath with garage below runs on separate electric meter .Well maintained & newly upgraded Granite Kitchen Counters, New Appliances Down Draft Stove , new upgrades in all bathrooms of main house Quartz Counters, Premium Fixtures NEW SHOWER DESIGNED with Spa Stone Flooring , Newly added Chandeliers in Master & Main Hallway. Lighting is customized throughout house with dimmers all around with LED lights ,Art accent Lighting ,Main H KLIPSCH Premium built in surround sound , newer hardwood flooring throughout , Built in Exotic Wood Wine Bar . Back Yard Glass Fire pit , Flagstone flooring w/ Covered Patio , Led Outdoor Lighting ,Owned Solar , WIFI Garage Door Openers , Electric Car Charger , its endless a vast list of upgrades for you to see for yourself to know more about this magnificent home .... see supplement . Sellers are motivated to ... SELL ALL FURNITURE OUTSIDE OF PURCHASE make an offer ! Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL, Guest House Est. SQFT: 697 Frontage: Canyon