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Moonlight State Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Nice beach

Moonlight beach is a really nice beach. It can be crowded with families right in front, but if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
travelingirl031
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Houston, Texas
via mobile
Great beach; not too crowded

This beach has it all - parking, clean bathrooms, outdoor showers, volleyball nets, and an easy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
laurak022
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Houston, Texas
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“snack bar” (42 reviews)
LOCATION
Encinitas, CA 92024
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+1 760-633-2740
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"snack bar"
in 42 reviews
"concession stand"
in 37 reviews
"volleyball courts"
in 32 reviews
"lifeguard tower"
in 15 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 16 reviews
"few blocks"
in 8 reviews
"life guards"
in 13 reviews
"soft sand"
in 6 reviews
"easy access"
in 16 reviews
"body surfing"
in 7 reviews
"children's playground"
in 7 reviews
"large parking lot"
in 8 reviews
"on duty"
in 8 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 6 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 6 reviews
"parking spot"
in 6 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Moonlight beach is a really nice beach. It can be crowded with families right in front, but if you walk a little, you can have more space. Also fyi -- The water can have strong rip tides.

Thank travelingirl031
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach has it all - parking, clean bathrooms, outdoor showers, volleyball nets, and an easy path down to the beach. It is close to shops, ice cream, and restaurants. It is also steps from the Encinitas train station if you want to take the...More

Thank laurak022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach located at the western end of Encinitas Blvd. recent renovations have greatly improved this beach. It has concessions and restrooms in the new large visitors center, a new beautiful lifeguard tower/marine center, as well as an additional lifeguard tower a little farther south....More

1  Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach area,big clean playground area and snack bar. There are several fire pits but it seems as if you need to get there super early to reserve one. One of my favorites.

1  Thank Abraham C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy parking, nice playground, and close to the main street for snacks, lunch, drinks, etc. The beach is clean and good for long walks. Great for watching surfers but, beware the tides can be strong.

1  Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed this beach for years. When we visit Encinitas this is our go to beach. Lots of sand, life guards, bathrooms, outside showers, and a snack stand. There is a large parking lot also. Very clean and well maintained. Play area for children.

2  Thank bluekitchen12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this beach. Lots of space. Cliffs, Good for taking long walks. Lots of nooks and crannies to hide away in.

1  Thank Happyowl97
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s a Bbq area, playground, volleyball spots, lots to do, good community feel, kids loved it here! Only a block from the main drag with food/drinks/ice cream etc

1  Thank aussienztraveler
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Lifeguards and sandy beaches with good water access. Their is a lot of parking nearby and a great area to bring the kids. Sometimes a snack bar is open and it can get crowded!

1  Thank Christopher L
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I live in North County San Diego so going to Moonlight Beat State Beach is always great. There is a life guard complex to make sure everyone is safe in the water and it has just been redone. You can find Bathrooms, Change Rooms and...More

4  Thank Ash L
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Jeffrey T
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Response from apolarfly | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe there are. There are bathrooms where you can change.
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Martha P
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Sorry for late answer. I did not open messages for long time. Probably you already know but it is first come first serve My best Kate
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