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Swami's Beach

Address: South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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Ranked #5 of 21 Activities in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boulder Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If the tide is too high to run on the sand, try climbing the stairs at Swami beach several times. Ow! But I had to do it, my pregnant daughter was! If not so energetic, what a great place to just sit on a bench and watch al the bobbing surfers waiting for a wave!

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San Diego
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not a huge beach and parking can be an issue but it has some good surf at times. Not bad for swimming either. It has a flushed bathroom up top and several flights of steps down to the sand.

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Karmiel, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Ooops, should I have not let out the secret in my title there? This is a surfer kind of beach and you never find very many kids there. But it is great for kids. I've never found rough currents, but there are decent sized waves. There are showers by the beach, and at the top of the many flights of... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Want to see how "real" beach bums live? Head over to Swamis. Less crowded than some of the other beaches but same great waves and cliffs. Long staircase and a few interesting characters but felt safe there with the kids.

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San Clemente, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

From the parking lot - a great view to pick your pleasure - surf, swim, snorkel or chill. Nice reef break and the line up can get crowded. Some good body surfing at the base of the stairs to the left at Dabbers as well.

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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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303 reviews 303 reviews
124 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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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