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Swami's Beach

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Address: South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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US$ 129.00*
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Local Surf

Famous reef, great waves and wonderful walking beach. Take a walk down the steps and walk south to the state park and San Elijio Lagoon. You can then go back up onto the 101 and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous reef, great waves and wonderful walking beach. Take a walk down the steps and walk south to the state park and San Elijio Lagoon. You can then go back up onto the 101 and walk back to Swami Beach along the top of the cliff, nice walking path, beautiful views. next to the Coastal highway.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a great beachside place that is fun to see and be on top checking out the surf below people there are always nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visit one time just for surf and it was a very good day. Plenty waves and water not so cold. Really beautiful beach by the way.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The only drawback to this very lovely place is the very long flight of steps down to the beach. But everything else about Swami's is lovely. Unlike Moonlight Beach it has very little in the way of amenities, except for two bathrooms in the very small parking lot, a couple of picnic tables, a lawn area, and some benches overlooking... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Wonderful place to watch the waves, surfers, etc. I am a boogie boarder and love it here. So different from the beaches to the North or South. Paradise!!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Swami's beach has great waves and attracts many surfers. My days for surfing are way behind me, but there are comfortable benches up near the parking lot, and it was fun to sit up there and watch.

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Thank Margaret C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The most popular place for surfing in Encinitas. Always crowded but very very excellent. Also the beach is very nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We loved this beach for boogie boarding! It is a beautiful beach, and a great place to watch the surfers, especially in the early morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the best coast line view of the California coastline in San Diego. Small and hidden area to park but very clean and friendly atmosphere. Great steps to walk down the cliff as well. This place is famous and it deserves it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Best sunsets, sand and people at this beach. Swami's is clearly a local favorite and I can see why. You must use a huge staircase to get down to and up from the beach, FYI. Always colorful people here, I already can't wait to return, great vibes at this beach.

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