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Moonlight Beach, Encinitas

(4.7/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Fan Page - Moonlight Beach is a great place for almost any kind of beach activity, including swimming, surfing, sunbathing, picnicing, walking and jogging. The area just in front of the main beach is designated for swimmers only, with surfing designated to the north and south. The kelp beds a quarter mile off the beach makes this a good diving spot.
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  • Super beach with playground, toilet, shower and a snack. A small stream flows here in the sea. Great to the splashing for small children. Our daughter 3 years had great fun with the construction of the dam. The beach quite flat passes into the sea, so that even small children can play safely in the water. Older children and of course Erwachsachene can continue driving the waves a few meters into the water.
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  • Stairs from the cliffs to the beach will give you a workout, but the quiet beach at the bottom is worth the climb back up! Adjacent to Cardiff State park, try a Bull taco when you get back to the top!  more »
  • We visited several beaches on our family vacation to San Diego and this beach by far was the most family friendly. There are nice, clean bathrooms with multiple stalls, outdoor showers to rinse off Sa...  more »