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


3535 Madison Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

2 Beds
1 Bath
800 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2112907
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
***Location, Location Location***...West of 5.... walk to the beautiful Carlsbad Village and the beach This property consists of a 2 Bed 1 Bath with a bonus room. Over 7300 Sqft lot to put an ADU on the back yard, walking distance to restaurants And bars in downtown Carlsbad

336 Corto St Solana Beach, CA 92075

4 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,677 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2200233
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Sophisticated California Craftsman situated in the heart of Solana Beach. This single story home is located on a quiet corner 10,000 sq.ft lot and was newly constructed in 2008 complete with spacious, totally separate upstairs, 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment suite with private ocean view deck ideal for high end luxury rental, extended family or visitors. This elegant home lives comfortably with open, great room concept, beautiful gourmet kitchen sure to delight the home chef who enjoys the flow of indoor- outdoor lifestyle ideal for entertaining. Classy primary suite with designer finishes, magnificent show stopping closet and elegant bath. Distressed wood floors, plenty of custom built-ins, custom wall finishes and stunning lighting throughout. Gorgeous secondary bedroom with large bathroom, additional room (3rd) currently used as a home office with custom built-in desks perfect for work at home or can easily be converted back to 3rd bedroom. The entire home and upstairs unit was taken down to the studs and completely rebuilt, no attention to detail was spared. Paid solar has been installed, super charged heater for the outside spa with water feature, Tankless Water heater, Small pool house has a murphy bed and its own private bathroom with tankless water heater, Fantastic covered outdoor living room with roaring stone fireplace, BBQ island and ample seating for effortless enjoyment. Green space and low maintenance landscape surround the home enhanced with beautiful exterior lighting. Finished 2 car garage has epoxy floors and tons of built-in storage, additional driveway parking for 4 cars plus street parking. Private gate could easily be installed for additional privacy. Ideally located West of 5,close to Fletcher cove and Del Mar Beaches, Cedros Design District, shopping and dining, and train station. An Abundance of outdoor activities for all sports enthusiasts! Local Grocery, drug stores and medical clinics within 1/4 mile. Top Rated schools.

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.