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Swami's Beach

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Address: South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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US$129.00*
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Swami's beach

It is worth the trip to Swami's from Anywhere because it isnone of the best views along the coast and one of the great surf spots of the world. The likes of Rob Machado surf here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ABCisme
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Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth the trip to Swami's from Anywhere because it isnone of the best views along the coast and one of the great surf spots of the world. The likes of Rob Machado surf here. Parking is a challenge but it is worth the wait even to stand up top and look down. It is quite a walk down... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who knows the history of surfing in California knows Swami's is one of those famous breaks you have to visit... Easy beach break, locals mostly laid back... great spot to bring the family and enjoy a session.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Famous reef, great waves and wonderful walking beach. Take a walk down the steps and walk south to the state park and San Elijio Lagoon. You can then go back up onto the 101 and walk back to Swami Beach along the top of the cliff, nice walking path, beautiful views. next to the Coastal highway.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

this is a great beachside place that is fun to see and be on top checking out the surf below people there are always nice

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Thank 120jackh
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visit one time just for surf and it was a very good day. Plenty waves and water not so cold. Really beautiful beach by the way.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The only drawback to this very lovely place is the very long flight of steps down to the beach. But everything else about Swami's is lovely. Unlike Moonlight Beach it has very little in the way of amenities, except for two bathrooms in the very small parking lot, a couple of picnic tables, a lawn area, and some benches overlooking... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Wonderful place to watch the waves, surfers, etc. I am a boogie boarder and love it here. So different from the beaches to the North or South. Paradise!!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Swami's beach has great waves and attracts many surfers. My days for surfing are way behind me, but there are comfortable benches up near the parking lot, and it was fun to sit up there and watch.

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Thank Margaret C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The most popular place for surfing in Encinitas. Always crowded but very very excellent. Also the beach is very nice

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Thank 16nick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We loved this beach for boogie boarding! It is a beautiful beach, and a great place to watch the surfers, especially in the early morning.

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