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Everyone likes this beach

This is the beach that consistently gets the best rating of all the Encinitas beaches, and that is... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
New York City, New York
I had not been in the area since 1989

I was nice coming back to visit. I spent time here in 1989, 1990 and 1991 while I was stationed in... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Rick M
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4th and B St, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is the beach that consistently gets the best rating of all the Encinitas beaches, and that is because it has everything anyone could possibly want on a beach in terms of amenities. That being said, if you want a beach where you can get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was nice coming back to visit. I spent time here in 1989, 1990 and 1991 while I was stationed in California

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rick M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a lovely beach where families go to surf and swim. Less for sunning and more for walking and activity in the water. Saw my first sand crabs which burrow in the sand. Lots of shells and stones to pick up if you like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SKLEE0721
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This beach was very kept up. It’s nice to walk up and down the coast with the cool sand under my feet.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank comorre
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I wanted to do nothing but take in the sun's rays and buggy board all day long......and we did!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank I6769PFcarolc
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We only had a little bit of time here - but we would have liked to stay all day. There is a beach rental spot with everything you could need. So if you are visiting and don’t have the necessary beach gear - it’s right...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jmorgan2238
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Ample parking, nice spot on the hill overlooking the beach with plenty of park benches and spots to watch the sunset. So pretty! Very short walk to PCH where there's plenty of great restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carol S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Aqua cafe at moonlight beach great organic sandwichs paninis Nathans hot dogs grill cheese and nut butter with organic strawberry jam . The premium shaved ice melts in your mouth

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bud602
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful small beach. Great for surfing swimming and playground for kids. Fire pit and concession stand. Parking can be a challenge.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Who doesn't like a few hours at the beach right? Moonlight offers tons of options. The City sponsors musicians in the summer and there are stations for doing a BBQ along the beach. It's a beautiful beach and although crowded, there is always a place...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pris N
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