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“Great family beach!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moonlight Beach

Moonlight Beach
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Encinitas
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Encinitas, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great family beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a small beach at the western end of Encinitas Blvd. There is a small playground and some tables for picnics. It's become more popular in recent years. On warm days, you might have to park some distance away.

Visited March 2014
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“Too many tourists ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Swami's is for surfers and mostly locals ... Moonlight is so close to Downtown and Encinitas Blvd. that it gets a lot of tourists during the summers ... too much for my liking ... plus it is more for bonfires and drinking (local teenagers have bonfire parties at night) that the beach experience is kind of lost here.

Visited February 2014
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Ontario
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I love this beach - - I love it because it is more of a cozy beach.... you have your surf, your volley ball players, your renovated snack bar and eating area, your wonderful kids park right next to the sand a fab look out area that you can drive, park and relax at. I've been a fan of Moonlight for decades and always visit it on my trips home. On a Saturday night, you will find many families there for a gathering, bonfire, bday party or just a nice stroll to see the sunset. It is a great spot for friend meet ups with kids, a solitary stroll or a bonfire with a group. Highly recommend seeing this lovely beach!

Visited January 2014
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“Great family beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Easy parking, clean beach and a nice food concession stand. Life guards on duty. Even spotted some whales on my last visit

Visited February 2014
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“Peace and Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I visited Encinitas in February with a couple of friends. We stayed just a few blocks from here and really enjoyed walking down here anytime of day, from sunrise to sunset. The beach is clean and accessible, the people there are friendly and having fun. We hula hooped, did yoga, meditation, went swimming, wading and beach combing. Stopped by to warm up at one of several bonfire pits in the evening, locals were quite welcoming. Can't wait to visit again!

Visited February 2014
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