Sandcastle Tales Del Mar Bookstore & Gift Booktique

A Fantastic Selection of Books, Toys, and Gifts for Children and Parents!

Sandcastle Tales is a family-owned independent children's book and gift store in Del Mar, CA. Located on the ocean view level of the Del Mar Plaza just a few steps from our beautiful beaches and parks, our local booktique offers the best books, toys, apparel, and gifts for babies and children. There is something special at our store for children, parents, grandparents and the coolest uncles and aunts in our community. Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy our fun weekly events such as outdoor story time with arts and crafts and game nights. At Sandcastle Tales we seek to foster fantastic experiences for the whole family!

What Kind of Book are You Looking For?

Beloved Children's Books

Audio Books

Sandcastle Tales Signature Surprise Gift Boxes



Ocean Life


San Diego Press & Updates

We are very thankful to have our Del Mar bookstore featured in local San Diego news such as Del Mar Times and KPBS. Located in the Del Mar beach community of North County San Diego, our bookstore offers award-winning books and toys to help encourage children's imagination and creativity. Our hope is that parents and kids of all ages can benefit from all that we offer.