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Moonlight Beach

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Address: Encinitas, CA 92024
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easy to get to beach

this is a standard for the locals, but lots of others visit there. It can get pretty crowded on a summer weekend.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a standard for the locals, but lots of others visit there. It can get pretty crowded on a summer weekend.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful beach is within walking distance to Encinitas Street. There are ample facilities, picnic benches, volleyball, playground for the little ones. Just a beautiful beach. When we go back we'll take it in again!!

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Leucadia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great viewpoint for sunsets and kid park and bathrooms Very large parking lot also very safe beach with lifeguard tower

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Beach is a side to not mess. Surf was up as high tide was coming in with great waves and surfers to watch. Great for all ages.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

If the tide is low enough, you can walk for a long distance along the beach in either direction (we walked from Beacon's to Moonlight, probably about a mile). There can be some rocks mixed in with the sand, but it's a nice place to hang out & watch surfers, and it's a short walk to restaurants in Encinitas.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We like this beach and go here most of the time as there are picnic benches, fire pits, concession stand, volleyball courts and a park for kids along with good parking. There is also parking on the street and a lot of handicap spaces. They are always improving this area.

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Thank Bonana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very charming little beach with grassy area and playground. Nice bathroom facilities. Nice handicap access. Was able to walk out on a walk almost to the waves. Makes it easy for wagons too.

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Thank Char B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Love this beach! Great sand, great waves, great family experiences always made here. 3 sand volleyball courts, snack bar, clean bathrooms, and friendly locals make for great visit each time we return.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We always like going to Moonlight beach fun place nice beach friendly people and pretty good parking as well. Great views from up there nice scenery too. Close to food and fun

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Walked here while in the area visiting friends. Lovely beach. Nice facilities. Recreational opportunities. Fun spot!

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