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Moonlight Beach

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Address: Encinitas, CA 92024
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+1 760-633-2740

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Moonlight Beach is a fun, beautiful place to swim, surf, hang out or walk along the shore to a quiet place!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Moonlight Beach is a fun, beautiful place to swim, surf, hang out or walk along the shore to a quiet place!

Thank Goolklugo
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in Encinitas for 4 days, and visited this beach every day! Super clean, food and bathrooms available. Gets pretty crowded so make sure to get there early enough to get a good spot on the beach if you have a group. Great at sunset!

Thank Stormy516
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place! Parking can be a pain in the butt. Other then that, cool beach with sandy beach, not to many rocks.

Thank Cassi M
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392 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite southern California beaches. I hope we are lucky enough to find a parking spot the next time we visit?

1 Thank GreatTraveltime
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walking beach. Love the "cliffs" and the clean fresh water. Close to the town. Did see a dead seal and dead birds beached- weird

Thank masterluke007
Telluride, Colorado
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Families, couples, individuals... all will find something to do here at Moonlight Beach. Public beach access with large parking lot and street parking. Playground, volleyball courts in sand, fire pits and nice beach to hang, swim or walk/run north or south. Cheery place to people watch.

Thank SusanL81435
Kennesaw, Georgia
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach but it is very crowded especially on the weekends. At high tide there is really not much beach access at all. Parking is a challenge too.

Thank EEC6
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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294 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moonlight beach is an excellent beach with parking providing access to the beach from Cardiff to Carlsbad. Great views from the beach or the bluffs above.

Thank Greg P
Pleasanton, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our new favorite beach when down in San Diego. We went to a Switchfoot bro-am last year and we really liked the location, waves and the people.

Thank mx m
Montfort-l'Amaury, France
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The best place for family activity. Easy accessible beach, toilets and showers, grass area, playground, place to make grill and fire

Thank Kasienka_12

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