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1298 S Coast Hwy 10, Encinitas, CA 92024
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All reviews point break parking lot tide pools acai bowl local surfers low tide you can walk worth the effort great waves huevos rancheros great locals world class surf flights of stairs railroad tracks perfect wave non surfers shell collecting beautiful sunset
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic lookout overlooking Swami's beach. Benches to sit and watch the sunset while surfers continue to look for the perfect wave, even after the sun sets! Great entertainment!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 601Fay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sets were great on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. About 40-50 surfers enjoying the water. Lots of great waves

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janhanbanana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is probably difficult to find a more quintessential Southern California cafe. Open air tables, with a tiny inside area, funky and hip staff, fresh cooked food and as much coffee as you can drink! It may not look great from the outside but you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_bald_gourmet
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Famous point break (it is pretty crowded most of the time) with a beautiful beach to the south. The steps down are a bit much, but the trip is worth it. A beautiful walk down to Cardiff and the Cardiff State Beach begins here. Sometime...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lovewarmwater
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Whether you're a surfer or a boogie boarder or just a beach goer...this is one of the best beaches in So. Cal. Spend the entire day or just a couple of hours...you won't be sorry.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

From the rambling stair way to the beautiful surf this is just a classic beach Wonderful in the day to spend your day sunbathing or surfing to brilliant at dusk to for a walk after you dinne

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dr3w66
Reviewed August 25, 2018

A little History and a great place to enjoy a long walk on the beach. Watching surfers and other beach goers too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Take long quiet walks along the water and listen to the waves hit against the shore. The sky is filled with twinkling stars.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank comorre
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Crowded and the surfers there do not like sharing waves. Also has lots of sting rays! Beautiful gardens at the top though! Great food nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank skaats
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Yes, parking can be an issue and yes, there are a lot of steps - but it's worth the effort to add Swami's to your SoCa visit. And I don't surf.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scott S
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Heather is right> only Service dogs! NO pets