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So laid back!

A friend in Encinitas sent us here on a recent trip. Volleyball courts,. god waves and lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Encinitas may grandaughters

We love moonlight beach. This year he water was warmer than usual and our 6 year old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue P
Brandywine, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend in Encinitas sent us here on a recent trip. Volleyball courts,. god waves and lots of people watching. Clean. And easy parking!

Thank LibLadyB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love moonlight beach. This year he water was warmer than usual and our 6 year old granddaughter rode the waves in with her bogie board as did her nana. We spent all afternoon and the had pizza over on a picnic table by the...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monday morning, free spacious parking, easy access, not very crowded & beautiful weather. What more could you want? I loved all the smooth rocks and beautiful shore.

Thank KimSparks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food at the concession stand. Multiple Life guard stations. Beach volleyball and picnic tables. A play area for the little ones. Restrooms and showers. One of the prettiest beaches in Southern California!

Thank C1351KXlynnr
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is one of our family's favorite beaches. There is a food stand, fire pits, volleyball area, small park with jungle gym for the little ones, a rental shop. Basically everything you need for a full day outing. You can walk on the beach to...More

Thank Trekduet
Reviewed 7 September 2018

there is plenty of free parking, lots of park benches and when not in peak season its quite empty. The sunsets are lovely and when its not high tide its nice to walk otherwise the beach is small.

Thank pranjals
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Moonlight State Beach is amazing. Good for all day or short visits. I didn't get to try the firepits, but would like to in the future. The sand was nice, the beach was clean. There is lifeguards, bathrooms, playground, volleyball nets and even a concession...More

Thank fexpedition
Reviewed 5 September 2018

the area is nice - finding parking is difficult though during the weekend. beach and the wave is great - shallow sand, there is a big playground too for kids. good for all ages. there is a kiosk to buy food and drink, also you...More

Thank trythisandthat
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a weekend at the beginning of August and it was extremely busy. We found it very difficult to find parking. We ended up parking in a neighborhood several blocks away. The beach itself was very crowded. The water was nice but had...More

Thank Kris91
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best and busiest of North San Diego county beaches. Parking is moderately accessible. Showers and restrooms are clean. The beach itself is sandy and safe. Not the best waves for boarding or surfing however.

Thank kamyarh20
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Gale W
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Response from V7572ELmikem | Reviewed this property |
No, no dogs allowed on Encinitas or Carlsbad beaches. We talk our dog to Cardiff beaches.
Jeffrey T
25 April 2018|
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No, I do not believe there are. There are bathrooms where you can change.
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4 August 2017|
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