Dog owners can visit Dexter’s Deli Del Mar, a highly rated local pet store in the area to the west of Del Mar Heights, for some specialized treats and toys. There are also two veterinary hospitals that are accessible, including Del Mar Heights Veterinary Hospital and San Diego Vet 2 You Veterinary Services.
Dog walkers enjoy beautiful weather in the Del Mar Heights community. Warm, sunny conditions all year make the region pleasant for long strolls with your furry friend. During winter and spring, there are some cooler temperatures and overcast, rainy, and foggy days, especially in this coastal neighborhood.
Dwellings on the south side are unique upscale homes in a very hilly, heavily landscaped region. The central area homes are attractive, well-maintained detached dwellings with lovely properties and more gentle inclines. Crest Canyon Park is situated on the west side of Del Mar Heights and provides some rocky and rough terrain with steep elevation changes and the Torrey Pine Extension is situated on the south side, also providing rough natural terrain.
The freeway and commercial area on the east side of Del Mar Heights have traffic and noise and are not in a pedestrian and pet-friendly area.
Del Mar Heights canines have several large natural greenways accessible to them with plenty of trails to hike and explore. The Crest Canyon Park is situated on the west side of the neighborhood and occupies a bowl-shaped valley. The canyon floor is broad and the area is populated with Torrey Pines, some of which may be up to 100 years old. This canyon is part of the San Dieguito River Park system.
Trails in the park can be accessed at several points along Durango Drive. Keep your dog leashed and be prepared to clean up after them on excursions through the canyon.
The Torrey Pines Extension is situated on the south side of the Del Mar Heights neighborhood. This section of the Torrey Pines Reserve is less crowded than the main section and parking is free. The main Torrey Pines Preserve contains 2,000 acres of a wilderness with cliffs soaring above the beach, coastal access trails, clifftop hikes, and native flora and fauna.