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Moonlight Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Local Delight

Great beach. Location is central to bus and train station. Lots of parking within 5 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Jordan B
Whitehorse, Canada
via mobile
Decent beach

Nice beach especially if you are a surfer. Not much around the area to eat that I found. The... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
MaryBeth D
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“snack bar” (42 reviews)
“lifeguard tower” (14 reviews)
Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great beach. Location is central to bus and train station. Lots of parking within 5 minute walk. There is a mat walking path that leads to within 50 feet of the shoreline (for those beachgoers with stroller, wagons, wheelchair) which makes access so much easier....More

Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nice beach especially if you are a surfer. Not much around the area to eat that I found. The stacked rocks and zen area were pretty neat. I was there in September the water was cold.

Thank MaryBeth D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Moonlight Beach has everything anyone could possibly want in a beach, and more: a small nature preserve, two tennis courts, a children's playground with lots of grass, a big parking lot and a lot of on-street parking in the general area, a small scenic overview...More

1  Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Moonlight beach Encinitas has been one of our favorites for decades. Parking is rarely a problem and the lot sits high above the sprawling beach with its single giant palm tree. There are commeorative beaches with a great view of the beach and Big Blue...More

Thank K1340NImichaelb
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Excellent beach experience. Easy parking, volleyball, nice waves.Restrooms and snacks available. Makes for a perfect so cal beach day.

Thank Bobbi H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice beach with great amenities. Parking is a bit of a problem at busy times of the year. Not sure why they CLOSE the bathrooms in the middle of the day for an hour to clean. There are like 30 women lined up for the...More

Thank walking-yoga-fan
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Just kidding ! It's a wonderful beach with everything you need for the day ! Good restroom changing facilities. A snakbar with all the beachfood you can eat or afford! Haha! Lots of great people watching 🤗 And tremendous views and sunsets!😍

Thank walkaboutCalifornia
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A small beach 🏖 with kids play ground and a sand volleyball. Very clean and nice for surfing 🏄 Parking is near.

Thank Rakan D
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great day at this beach, the park nearby is great for small kids and it's a clean beach with lots of parking nearby. My only gripe was trying to rent a paddle board at the rental shop, I was told that the lifeguards...More

Thank Simon23
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Even the clouds did not keep the families away on the weekend. Excellent choice for families with children. Facilities are extremely clean and area well kept. Large parking area, although we walked only 7 minutes from our hotel. Love this beach and this time we...More

Thank trishdf
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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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