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Moonlight Beach

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Address: Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number:
+1 760-633-2740

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great beach, great waves

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
mx m
Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank mx m
Montfort-l'Amaury, France
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
San Diego, California
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202 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Keith M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 as a group. Parking is free in the plateau above the beach entry and surprisingly... More 

Thank Jason M
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Encinitas, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stairs from the cliffs to the beach will give you a workout, but the quiet beach at the bottom is worth the climb back up! Adjacent to Cardiff State park, try a Bull taco when you get back to the top!

Thank sandyaqh
Kearney, Nebraska
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited several beaches on our family vacation to San Diego and this beach by far was the most family friendly. There are nice, clean bathrooms with multiple stalls, outdoor showers to rinse off Sandy feet, a concession stand, playground, volleyball nets, and even a place to rent beach gear. Body boards were only $5/hr. The lifeguard station is right... More 

Thank krystal r
Long Beach, California
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499 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We found this Beach by accident and were overwhelmed with the beauty. The waves were crashing against the rocks making a spectacular sound and view.

Thank PeggyChism
Fairhope, Alabama
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So fun just being on this beach. Surfers, volleyball, families, dolphins, lifeguards, etc. If you are in Encinitas, must walk to this beach and enjoy!

Thank jlwebb2016

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