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Moonlight Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Love North County Beaches

Great walking beach. Love the "cliffs" and the clean fresh water. Close to the town. Did see a dead... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Houston, Texas
Something for everyone

Families, couples, individuals... all will find something to do here at Moonlight Beach. Public... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Telluride, Colorado
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Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great walking beach. Love the "cliffs" and the clean fresh water. Close to the town. Did see a dead seal and dead birds beached- weird

Thank masterluke007
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Families, couples, individuals... all will find something to do here at Moonlight Beach. Public beach access with large parking lot and street parking. Playground, volleyball courts in sand, fire pits and nice beach to hang, swim or walk/run north or south. Cheery place to people...More

Thank SusanL81435
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Beautiful beach but it is very crowded especially on the weekends. At high tide there is really not much beach access at all. Parking is a challenge too.

Thank EEC6
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Moonlight beach is an excellent beach with parking providing access to the beach from Cardiff to Carlsbad. Great views from the beach or the bluffs above.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is our new favorite beach when down in San Diego. We went to a Switchfoot bro-am last year and we really liked the location, waves and the people.

1  Thank mx m
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The best place for family activity. Easy accessible beach, toilets and showers, grass area, playground, place to make grill and fire

Thank Kasienka_12
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Get the the beach early parking fills up fast. Our Bike ride started in Yuma AZ and ended in Moonlight beach. Hugh crowd What a great sight. Looks of food with in walking distance.

1  Thank Keith M
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a white sand beach with picturesque cliff drops extending in both directions prior to the beach start. Very good vibe from this place, and Encinitas in general. They have spots for grill outs if you'd like to bring some meats when heading out...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Virtually packed with poeple and cars, no parking even for disabled, like circling sharks to find anywhere but unload and patk many blocks away.

Thank Vikki V
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Beach is clean. No one is crazy with drugs or alcohol. It is a family beach with fire pits where folks get married and have birthday parties.

Thank hannahdustinmercer
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Joanna B
I'd there a fee for bonfire pits? Is it first come first serve?
8 June 2017|
Response from Vinnie1973 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for delay in answer was just notified you had a question. We weren't there for evening; actually we were there during very heavy rains and portions were washed out and unable to get down to waters edge. I hope... More
How large are the fire pits. Like to know if my grill will fit or if it is too small.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Kasienka_12 | Reviewed this property |
They are big. I suppose 4feet/4 or 120cm/120cm
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