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Moonlight Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Super beach for the kids

We did not go in the water, only ran away from the waves. Nice sand, playground, grass, toilets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcus P
via mobile
Great beach & new art mosaic from the Surfing Madonna Foundation

This is a state beach in the city of Encinitas. Great for volleyball and general beach frolic. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kris s
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Encinitas, California
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“snack bar” (42 reviews)
“lifeguard tower” (14 reviews)
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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+1 760-633-2740
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"snack bar"
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"concession stand"
in 36 reviews
"lifeguard tower"
in 14 reviews
"boogie boarding"
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"few blocks"
in 8 reviews
"sand volleyball"
in 7 reviews
"easy access"
in 16 reviews
"body surfing"
in 7 reviews
"children's playground"
in 7 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 6 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 6 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 6 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 17 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 10 reviews
"free parking"
in 14 reviews
"wings"
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"high tide"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not go in the water, only ran away from the waves. Nice sand, playground, grass, toilets, parking. Great spot for playing with kids.

Thank Marcus P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a state beach in the city of Encinitas. Great for volleyball and general beach frolic. We tour our sister from Canada here in early Feb so she could see the new "Save the Ocean" glass mural, near the lifeguard stand.

1  Thank kris s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After finding a parking space, we had a great walk along the beach and was able to sit and people watch for a while. On climbing back up the steps we were able to see dolphins surfing with the surfers. A real treat to watch....More

1  Thank patbean
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the top scenic area of Moonlight beach in early January and literally in about two minutes the weather changed from a clear day to thick and instant fog. I have never seen the weather change so drastically. This beach is just wonderful,...More

1  Thank Leo D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has plenty of free parking, has showers, clean restrooms, and concessions. And firepits. Great beach!

Thank Laura J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this beach...easy to park...great to walk....perfect to just sit and do nothing... I go as often as I can .... Bring a beach chair...a book and just relax... I am not sure when the snack bar opens, but they have one... Volley ball courts...More

Thank tooze77
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The beach was long with a lot of room to sprawl out. It was good because I didn't feel like there was a person right next to us. It was good to get some sun and walk on the beach for a good distance.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

If you are in Encinitas this beach is a good choice. Beach with a park for the kids. You can play and after go to the beach. Kids loved it!

Thank Fernanda A
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

A wonderful place to hang out for an afternoon. Surf, barbecue, hang out, and surf again. The view is spectacular. Very kid friendly and you can bring your own portable BBQ.

Thank Kristi Z
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We watched the sun set and walked on the beach several times during our holiday break with friends and family.

Thank EdAmyZD
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Martha P
3 August 2017|
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Response from Kasienka_12 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are allowed but I have never tried because there are few grill on set on the beach already
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Joanna B
7 June 2017|
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Response from Kasienka_12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late answer. I did not open messages for long time. Probably you already know but it is first come first serve My best Kate
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