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


4011 Layang Layang Cir Unit C Carlsbad, CA 92008

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,600 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220015796SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Extensively renovated in coveted West of 5 gated tropical oasis, this open floor plan boasts rich finishes and designer touches throughout. The Chefs kitchen with updated appliances, including wine refrigerator, opens to expansive great room flowing out to private patio that overlooks lush tranquil grounds with pool, spa, fountains, and walking trails. Steps or peddle to beach, hiking trails, dining, and boutiques. Ground level 2nd bedroom / office. Upstairs spacious primary bedroom retreat with spa-like bath, soaking tub, floating vanities, glass / stone shower. Complete with laundry, duel pane windows, and attached direct access garage. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,RSLP

3986 Linmar Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

4 Beds
3 Baths
2,706 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2203945
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful Coastal Carlsbad Home, West of 5. Entryway with Cathedral ceiling leads to bright, open floorpan. One bedroom, full bath located downstairs. Entertainer's patio includes built in barbecue and an above ground spa. Lush landscaping with an outdoor shower. Large three car garage. Close to downtown, freeways and Tamarack Beach. Come live the Southern California Lifestyle!

7455 Capstan Dr Carlsbad, CA 92011

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,671 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SDC0000401SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
WEST OF 5 WALK TO BEACH. Beautiful home and the largest plan in San Pacifico! This 3671 sq. ft. home offers all the versatility you could desire. 4 bedrooms each w/private bath bonus rm office & powder rm. Gourmet kitchen island stainless steel appliances. 3 pairs of fr. doors allow the ocean breezes to pour in! Hardwood floors tile & carpet. Mst. The bed has a sitting rm soaking tub dual laves and a huge walk-in closet. Enjoy Comm. pool tennis walking trails 5 min. walk to the beach! A gem! This property is the largest floor plan in San Pacifico with a large bonus room, large home office, and a separate sitting room off the master bedroom. Lots of separation for someone who works out of their home. Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: LL

13763 Boquita Drive Del Mar, CA 92014

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,979 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2206060
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located West of 5 at the crest pf Del Mar Heights; oversized 1/4 acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac; Upper level living area takes advantage of westerly peak ocean and sunset views. thoughtful layout with sensible adjacency of defined yet connected spaces. Open Living room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and large sliding glass doors leading to wraparound veranda. Spacious dining area, elevated music area sunny breakfast area, adjacent kitchen with countertop dining/bar, separate den/media room (with easy access to attic storage area) and convenient powder room complete the upper level. The Sleeping Level features a Primary bedroom suite with beautifully remodeled bathroom: custom two person vanity area, Japanese soaking tub and large walk-in shower, plus dual walk-in closets with custom fixturing. Access to a private fenced garden area via sliding glass door. Distanced by an interior hallway framed by sliding glass doors, two nicely sized (13' x13') guest/secondary bedrooms, each with large closets and sliding glass doors with access to fully fenced, private backyard area. Adjacent full bath in Hallway with shower/bathtub, dual sink vanity and plenty of fresh air via operable window. the Lower level offers an En Suite Bedroom with beautifully remodeled full bath plus an additional bedroom and full bath off the hallway; this bathroom has also been beautifully remodeled. Direct access to attached 3 bay garage; laundry area is located within 250 square foot flex space which is an interior area accessible through the garage. Endless possibilities such as game room, media room, workshop. Easy access storage cabinets ren the entire 20 foot length. Nicely lansscaped front yard; fully fenced and private backyard area with mature landscaping, refreshing pool and relaxing spa framed by floral gardens and level/manageable lawn area. important to note that is a very special lot given cul-de-sac location and 10500 sf size versus the standard 6500 sf lot size which is common in the Del Mar Heights area. there is no better geographic location with unparalleled access to nearby grocery shopping restaurants and specialty retail. Top rated Del Mar/San Dieguito School District and some of the easiest access to area freeways (without the noise!) All of this within 1/2 mile of the beautiful Pacific Ocean with Beach Access approximately 1 mile south at Torrey Pines State Beach or north to 15th Street/Powerhouse Park

816 Viva Court Solana Beach, CA 92075

6 Beds
4 Baths
2,726 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2109407
Property Type Duplex
Price Type --
VRM Sellers will entertain offers between $1,999,000-$2,200,000 West of 5 Duplex, each with attached Garage and private yard. Perfect opportunity to live in one and rent the other. 816 - 3BR/2BA, approx.1200 sf. 818 - 3BR +den/2BA approx. 1400 sf. see floorplans attached. 816 unit is currently occupied by month to month tenants; please see Private Remarks re 818. Property has been well maintained with some updating. Very private outdoor space with no neighbors behind. Quiet cul-de-sac street. very short distance to shopping, easy access to the Pacific Ocean. Highest rated schools in the County. Buyer agrees to cooperate with Seller's 1031 Exchange at no additional cost or inconvenience to Buyer.