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Address: South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA

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Ok for breakfast and lunch

Fresh. Descent menu. Hippy type lots of grains, salads eye. Nice waitstaff. Furniture was not comfy. Coffee sucked

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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San Diego, California
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164 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fresh. Descent menu. Hippy type lots of grains, salads eye. Nice waitstaff. Furniture was not comfy. Coffee sucked

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This beach is not only a great surfing beach, it's a great beach for walking, running, sunbathing and shell collecting! Free parking but limited spaces. Bathroom facilities. Great ocean views from the top of the stairs! Stairs down to the beach. Situated right next to the SRF Retreat Grounds.

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Swami's Beach is one of the most famous in the world for surfing beach. Parking is free, however, very difficult to find parking at peek season. It is also an ideal spot for surf watching since this beach appeals to the advanced surfer. Other activities can also include tide pools on the North side of the beach when the tide... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the classic and storied surf spot in SD County. A very good reef break, and excellent spot to watch some really good surfers

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Florida
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160 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a very popular beach for the Locals and I love the cliffs and the Beautiful scenery, and I can see why its such a Greta place for the surfers, the waves were Awesome and it was a good time to watch them all catch a wave!

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I ordered a "ham and ham" omelette (came with ham and bacon) and asked for the bacon on the side. The omelette was brown on both sides and at best room temp. The breakfast potatoes and bacon were cold, and the English muffin was not cooked. Very disappointing and expensive to boot!

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Swami's can be the most beautiful show off spot on the Southern California Coast. There are days when this beach has it all but it is what I call a "season changer". The seasons are notable and noticeable here. Swami's is located on a cliff, has stairs and a lot of them. This is grand if you like to take... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love the speech very peaceful not many people great place to just walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery. One of the better beaches in North County

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Oceanside, California
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Came here on a Tuesday and was pleasantly surprised by the low amount of tourists. As a local I am always in search of beaches sans tourists. They usually have no respect for our native beaches.

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Ilha do Mel, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Surfing is super, run along the cliffs....beach during summer or winter....sunset is amazing! Easy to park, restaurants around... Just makes me happy!

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Address: South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas

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