|Hunting Crabs near Twin Lakes Beach with the Santa Maria del Mar Hotel in the background.|
(Jongeneel Collection – Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History)
|The Villa Maria del Mar today. (Santa Cruz – Connection Magazine)|
Traces of Del Mar still persist in the area. The resort hotel survives as the Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center operated by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary since 1963. Thus, it remains a Catholic facility, though it caters to everyone as a conference center. Over the years, the facility has been greatly expanded and a small Mission-style church now sits nearby. Closer to the tracks, the Del Mar Middle School still keeps alive the old name for the community. The track, now owned by the City of Santa Cruz, still cross over 17th Avenue, though its use has been infrequent since 2007.
- Donald Clark, Santa Cruz County Place Names (Scotts Valley, CA: Kestrel Press, 2007).
- Gary B. Griggs & Deepika Shrestha Ross, Then & Now: Santa Cruz Coast (Arcadia Publishing, 2006).