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Moonlight Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Best Beach, Parking Limited

This has to be one of the most beautiful Southern Cali beaches I have been to. A great beach for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Salt Lake City
Perfect for kids!

Amazing place to go with kids. A lot of sand to play, and a beautiful playground in front of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Reviewed yesterday

This has to be one of the most beautiful Southern Cali beaches I have been to. A great beach for kids, too! There is a great little round-about for dropping off your gear & party so they can trek to find a good spot while...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to go with kids. A lot of sand to play, and a beautiful playground in front of the beach. Restroom facilites, volleyball courts, and lifeguards. We had a pleasant afternoon there!

Thank Poly_Rafa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here just after the full moon and the King tides, huge high tides and way low low tides. If you timed it right there was great beach walking. If you didn't then you were getting wet! Sunsets were so red and went on...More

Thank sunnyskier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my local beach within walking distance of my home. The special thing about this section of the beach is that even in low tide you can get a good walk in. There are tables, fire pits, bathrooms and showers (to get the sand...More

Thank apolarfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free! Yes, an easy to access beach that is maintained with a large parking lot above it and a path down to it. (a bit crowded in the summer!). Next to the beach is Cottonwood Creek. Walk south to Swami's beach and beyond or north...More

Thank johndkohler1
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The very best of encinitas. Grab pizza and head down to the sand. play volleyball then go back up the road for ice cream and iced lattes. Boogie boards and football tossing are in session. Love this spot

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great beach. Location is central to bus and train station. Lots of parking within 5 minute walk. There is a mat walking path that leads to within 50 feet of the shoreline (for those beachgoers with stroller, wagons, wheelchair) which makes access so much easier....More

Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nice beach especially if you are a surfer. Not much around the area to eat that I found. The stacked rocks and zen area were pretty neat. I was there in September the water was cold.

Thank MaryBeth D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Moonlight Beach has everything anyone could possibly want in a beach, and more: a small nature preserve, two tennis courts, a children's playground with lots of grass, a big parking lot and a lot of on-street parking in the general area, a small scenic overview...More

Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Moonlight beach Encinitas has been one of our favorites for decades. Parking is rarely a problem and the lot sits high above the sprawling beach with its single giant palm tree. There are commeorative beaches with a great view of the beach and Big Blue...More

Thank K1340NImichaelb
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Martha P
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Response from Kasienka_12 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are allowed but I have never tried because there are few grill on set on the beach already
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Joanna B
8 June 2017|
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Response from Kasienka_12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late answer. I did not open messages for long time. Probably you already know but it is first come first serve My best Kate
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