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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
+1 760-753-2888
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Serenity Found

I've visited the Hermitage twice to walk the gardens, take the tour and gaze over the cliffs at the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike B
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It’s a free garden open to all. A lot of benches to sit and relax, great views of the ocean and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've visited the Hermitage twice to walk the gardens, take the tour and gaze over the cliffs at the beautiful, powerful Pacific Ocean. Each time, I've experienced a state of calm and peace. Especially as the pace of my life increases, I crave experiences like...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a free garden open to all. A lot of benches to sit and relax, great views of the ocean and ponds with koi!

Thank kpodell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the cliffs above the Pacific shoreline, this park is a very quiet and relaxing place to visit. Only complaint I have is that I wished they had put small signs identifying in flora in the gardens.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was established in the 1920's as a place for ALL to come and find Peace. Whether you're meditating in the spacious gardens or just walking around looking at the beautiful koi swimming gracefully in the several ponds, you will leave feeling more calm,...More

Thank shchristy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Self Realization Fellowship Heritage & Meditation Gardens is truly a special place of peace and tranquility. The cliffside meditation gardens are open to the public. Benches are provided for visitors who wish to meditate or just sit and absorb the peace of this quiet...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friends introduced us to the gardens. We enjoyed the garden as well as the views of the ocean. There are several areas of steps and other inclines to get from the entrance to the top with the ocean views.

Thank LoriAnn1010
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This spiritual group allows visitors to tour their grounds. I highly recommend a visit. the grounds are gorgeous and perfectly maintained. the plants, flowers and ponds are beautifully maintained and the views of there Pacific are amazing.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Oh my, the views, the salty sea breeze, the plants, the koi ponds, the atmosphere.. so wonderful. Any amount of stress or negativity fades away over loads of natural beauty. Lots of little nooks and crannies to find a quiet place to hide while still...More

Thank Paradise K
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is one of the world's best kept secrets, and one of the most beautiful places to visit. It overlooks the world famous Swami's surfing beach next to this garden, also worth a visit - both free! This garden, with it's Koi ponds and ocean...More

Thank johndkohler1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I visit the Meditation Gardens every time I come to Encinitas, which is usually in mid-winter. This time, it was October and the plants were quite different. A little subdued, but, as a gardener explained, it's the dry time of year. I recommend going as...More

Thank AlaskaMarion
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Mondays. If you Google 'SRF meditation gardens opening hours' you'll get a link to the website with the opening hours for the gardens. There is a retreat center attached to it, but you have to be a member of... More
1 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
There are weekend retreats available, as long as you are a member of Self-Realization Fellowship you can attend the retreats. They also have wonderful services in a temple a block away. If you Google 'SRF temple Encinitas... More
3 February 2017|
Response from Bornok_30 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the hours. But we went there around 10am and I know they close at 5pm. It's right off 101/coast highway. Beside Swamis beach. Just key in the address in your gps and it will take you there. 😉