Welcome to Sandcastle Tales ~ Where Imagination Reigns

The First Family-Owned Children's Independent Bookstore in Del Mar

Sandcastle Tales is the independent children's bookstore in Del Mar, San Diego. Kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy our fun events, like weekly story time and imagination-boosting sand art. We are thrilled to serve our wonderful local community and its amazing families. Our cute bookstore offers children’s books, from the classics to contemporary favorites, toys, and unique arts events that help stimulate young minds and provide fantastic literary experiences for the whole family!


Story Time with Crafts
Weekly storytime readings with costumes, arts and crafts, as well as books read in foreign languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. More about Craft Storytime →
Birthday Parties

Book your next birthday party at Sandcastle Tales! Every private party includes storytime, Sand Arts and crafts, party games, treats, and costumed party host. Learn more →.

Our new workshops offer exciting lessons in how to create comic strips, make origami animals, care for plants and even painting. View our current Workshop classes →.

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Toys & Crafts

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