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Swami's Beach

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Address: South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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Great Surfer Watching

Beautiful area. Love the stair well. You can look around and see for miles. Surfers like the spot. Close to town and restaurants

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area. Love the stair well. You can look around and see for miles. Surfers like the spot. Close to town and restaurants

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to live in the North County area and have always loved Swami's Beach. We visit nearly every time we come back. Though parking is minimal, it is free, and I almost always manage to find a place. Its a long stair climb down to the beach, but well worth it. The beach is always uncrowded and is mostly a... More 

Thank DeeAnn M
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great surfing at Swami's. Several local shops to rent from. If you don't surf you can find a nice spot on the cliff and watch. Nice beach.

Thank adventurefamily05
New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked the atmosphere of the beach town of Encinitas . Swami beach is where we got to watch fascinating Encinitas surfers. Apparently it is a previously unknown to me but very famous surfing spot. Places to have a picnic to watch surfers and stroll. It was a pleasant spot to stop during out exploration of San Diego area Pacific... More 

Thank podrozniczka60
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rode my bicycle here today and what a view! Lots of people for sure on a Saturday but being on a bike was a plus!

Thank tango982015
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful spot on a glorious southern California day. Loved watching the surfers catching the waves. Very busy spot for tourists and locals alike.

Thank Barbara S
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours on several of our vacation days here - surfing and reading on the beach. Parking is near impossible at this popular spot so be prepared to walk a ways. We dropped off boys and surfboards in the lot and then found parking. Surfing for intermediate to advanced most days. Fun to see people hanging hammocks... More 

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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It is worth the trip to Swami's from Anywhere because it isnone of the best views along the coast and one of the great surf spots of the world. The likes of Rob Machado surf here. Parking is a challenge but it is worth the wait even to stand up top and look down. It is quite a walk down... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Anyone who knows the history of surfing in California knows Swami's is one of those famous breaks you have to visit... Easy beach break, locals mostly laid back... great spot to bring the family and enjoy a session.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

Thank Moira D

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