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Swami's Beach

South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks
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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great for surfing and for surfers, and just to view the gorgeous scenery. it's a point break and wonderful place to just take in the sea views.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A peaceful place to spend the day and to watch the surfers. Amazing views take some pictures before going down the stairs! Parking lot is small, but you will not have problems to find a spot if you arrive early in the morning. When we left the beach, around lunch time, there were a lot of cars parked on the... More

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Walnut, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Parking is limited at this site because it is filled with the vehicles of surfers wanting to catch to often great waves! A beautiful cliff top view is provided here and you can see all the way to Pt. Loma on most days!

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Mesa, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this beach looking for a place to park. My husband is an East Coast surfer, so we were looking for surfing spots as well. We bumped into a local pro surfer who instructed us we parked in the wrong spot (we would've been towed) so he found us a great spot to park and held it so... More

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San Diego, California
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295 reviews 295 reviews
124 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We live here in Leucadia and will walk here to see our guys surf! This is a primo spot for our regular surfers as well as surfers from around the world! On year we were here at 3 am because the waves were to be huge due to some weather disturbance at the time. We met a surfer from Australia... More

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Longville, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There were not many people which was nice. The sand is average, the view is average, the beach is average.

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Mound, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

YOu can walk the actuall beach, which is below the cliffs, or walk along a sidewalk above, which runs along hwy 1 with quite a bit of traffice. Views are great. If you opt to walk on the beach, you would have to descend several stories of wooden steps at Swami's to reach the beach.

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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

just about the best place on earth. having lived here my whole life i guess i take it for granted but can still say that this beach is one of the most beautiful around the north county coastal area.

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A lovely beach with access down a steep set of stars to enjoy surfers and a long leisurely stroll along the beach and comb for shells or meander with your thoughts as birds fly overhead. The small park is exciting on Sunday with Acro Yogis and drummers. Parking is a challenge ,

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Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
151 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Iconic Beach for Surfers in North County SD ... All local surfers know this is one of the best waves in Encinitas and competes or beats Cardiff Reef (the home-break of Rob Machado) ... but on top of that the views are very nice and the tide pools are cool if you are not into surfing! A must see in... More

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