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Swami's Beach, Encinitas

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  • Cross under the railroad tracks, you emerge in front of the temple and veer into the parking lot. Descend the stairs and jump onto the packed sand. Quiet and calm. It will be just you and the early mo...  more »
  • This underused beach is not crowded because it must be reached down a series of stairs or a hike from another beach with access. The local surfers consider it a favorite, because of it's good break an...  more »
  • The hike down the stairs is fairly steep (fair warning for those who need it), but the walk along the beach is everything you might expect from a north county beach. Do note the tide charts at the lif...  more »
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  • Iconic. Local and tourist favorite. Nice walk from Swamis down to Cardiff (either up on road or down on beach)
  • A world renowned spot for epic surfing. The stairs are the best to improve your cardio! It's a Poke gym too!
  • Can't get any more local than Swamis...out of all the beaches in San Diego, this has the best local vibe and it's never too touristy. Worth a visit, I recommend sunset time when all the surfers are out.
  • Surf: One of the best breaks in San Diego. Plenty of rights even with a crowd. Even a few lefts. What to expect: Parking lot is tiny but there is a plethora of street parking. Public bathrooms in the parking lot. Shower down on the beach. There is a staircase with over a hundred steps to the beach. Conclusions: Don't miss this surf break on your travels
  • The acai bowl is delicious. A definite favorite in Encinitas.

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