I just have a observation,
I was in Encinitas and drove to the observation area at D St. The view was great of the beach below with a cool staircase down and a great view of the surfers. It seemed like a mellow beach.
Thanks for your comments. D St is a nice, neighborhood beach, the observation area is a great place to watch the sunset.
Really loved this beach, also near (kinda) Leucadia Doughnut Shop. YUM!!!