Sandcastle Tales Del Mar Bookstore & Gift Booktique

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

Sandcastle Tales is a family-owned independent bookstore in Del Mar, CA. Located just a few steps from our beautiful beaches and parks, our local bookshop now offers the latest books and gifts for convenient online order. Once the statewide lockdown ends, San Diego children of all ages are welcome to enjoy our fun weekly events such as story time with arts and crafts. As parents, we are thrilled to serve our neighbors and families. There is something special at our store for children, parents, grandparents and the coolest uncles and aunts in our community. As a "booktique" we offer a wide selection of brand new children’s books, from the classics to contemporary favorites. And we have the latest toys, beach apparel, gifts and crafts that help stimulate young minds and provide fantastic literary experiences for the whole family!

What Kind of Book are You Looking For?

Beloved Children's Books

Any Book For Any Age

Audio Books Listen All

Fantastic Local Authors

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 to help encourage children's imagination and creativity. Our hope is that parents and kids of all ages can benefit from our events, workshops and book club! To see updates and posts, view News & Updates section.