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Moonlight Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Encinitas
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The beach is near our hotel. It was a nice place to walk in the sand with the wife and grandkids. Can't wait to go back during the summer.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Close to our hotel. Nice and quite beach. Not crowded. Had a great time boogy boarding and playing in the water. Long hike back up the starts but fun!

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san diego, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Shouldn't be telling you this! It's a great little secret in North County San Diego -- actually it' in Encinitas. Not a lot of tourists. Mostly locals like us. Facilities are nice, volleyball, playground, etc. Great for a day at the beach!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

this beach is for california poo-poos with their noses in the air if you show up not knowing that you can not take your dog to play in the ocean you will be pounced upon like a cat gets a mouse.

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Borrego Springs, California
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157 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is hands down the best beach in San Diego County. Moonlight Beach is often called “the beach with everything” because it has lifeguard towers, a children’s playground, big parking lots, play areas, fire-rings, showers, restrooms, beach rentals and a snack bar… and, of course… a wide sandy beach!

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Encinitas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Sandy beach with new parking amenities and food/snacks and restrooms. Parking can be at a minimum during the summer, so plan to get there early or walk from a side street.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We enjoyed our day here. The weather was perfect and it wasn't too crowded at all. Parking was closeby and free in this gigantic lot. They were remodeling the snack bar when we went so I didn't get a chance to experience that. Nice volleyball courts.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Moonlight Beach is a long stretch of unspoilt beach with breathtaking sunsets. Plenty of room to stretch out and relax, areas to BBQ and great swimming and surfing (for those that can!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This beach was easy to get to and we were lucky to find parking right away. Beach was clean and we enjoyed watching a group of kids (under 12?) have a surfing party. Boy those kids could surf! It was a beautiful and relaxing beach to enjoy for an afternoon. Will go back again for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Moonlight is great fun to go and watch the surfers hit and ride the waves, parking is ok, timing is of essence to get a spot, but then relax and enjoy

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