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Moonlight Beach

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Address: Encinitas, CA 92024
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Beautiful California beach!

Our family enjoyed a sunset meal on the beach! Many stairs to climb. Surfers were out in full swing. Very cool to watch them. You can also enjoy from top of stairs for older... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
Martin V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a sunset meal on the beach! Many stairs to climb. Surfers were out in full swing. Very cool to watch them. You can also enjoy from top of stairs for older people and wheelchair bound.

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Thank Martin V
Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Beautiful area. Interesting houses near by that should be seen. Try local places to eat which are not typical so are unique to beach scene California. Forget the fast food joints. Shops too if you can afford it.

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Murrieta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Walk a great and clean beach for a sunset walk. Looks like they doing some upgrades to the Moonlight area now.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited late in the afternoon and stayed for a beautiful sunset. Area was quiet and we felt quite safe even after dark. We returned early the next morning to look for "moonstones". The area was deserted and we had the place to ourselves. Picked up some jade-stones.

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Moonlight Beach to spend a few days before a cruise with the family and friends. We had planned to take in some of the sights but the family loved the beach that we never left. This is a great Beach to hang out, surf or boogie board. You can either be around people near the entrance or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

There was a swim area directly in front of the large lifeguard tower with 4 lifeguards! The surfing was on both the left and right of the swim areas. The left was rougher and more crowded. The right was milder and very few surfers. My son who started surfing about a month ago tried both but preferred the right side... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We came here with our 6 and 3 year old. They absolutely loved this beach! The waves were pretty big, so we didnt venture out too far in the water, but the kids had an awesome time boogie boarding... Very clean beach, tons of parking, and its a very big beach, so even when its busy, you dont feel like... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We come here every time we visit Encinitas.....parking is ample and the beach is nice for swimming surfing and body boarding....picnic areas are always clean, and the firepits are emptied everyday

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Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This beach is interesting in that there is no parking at the beach level, you park on a cliff overlooking the beach with a walkway that goes down to the beach. Nice area for the kids. Walk along the beach with high cliffs on one side and the ocean on the other. Beautiful setting and not too busy.

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

This year we were at Moonlight Beach during the annual "Wavecrest" event, which is the largest "woodie" meet in the world. Woodies are wood-trimmed or wood backed station wagons, a staple of surf culture. There were over 100 of these beautiful classic cars on dislpay. I am not a vintage car nut, but it was free, and I have to... More 

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