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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
215 West K Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-2888
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Encinitas
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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encinitas ca
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Magical spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The meditation gardens are really stunning and so are the gorgeous koi ponds. This is a local treasure and open to anyone to visit for no charge. The vegetation is lush and very tropical. At the top of the path is a bench overlooking the Pacific Ocean...what a wonderful spot to sit and meditate for a few minutes. If you're in the area, don't miss this. The locals love it!

Visited August 2013
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San Diego
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“Beautiful Peaceful Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a meditative location on the cliff of the famous break of Swamis. Benches are scattered throughout the gardens. It's quiet. The Self Realization Fellowship people are gentle, patient and non judgmental. They contribute to the City of Encinitas in so many positive ways. We feel so fortunate to call Encinitas our home. They have land near the gardens where they grow their own food, pumpkins for Halloween for the Encinitas street scene on Halloween night. Have a gift shop on the corner of 101. Definitely don't miss the gardens if you're driving through!

Visited November 2013
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Encinitas, California
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“Beautiful Meditation Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A peaceful and meditation garden situated on the bluff in Encinitas overlooking the Ocean. A great place for ambling among the well manicured vegetation or sitting in peaceful meditation. Especially nice are the beautiful flowers throughout and the Koi ponds.

Visited October 2013
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Encinitas, California
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“Worth a detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Free admission to well kept garden with koi ponds on bluff overlooking ocean
Placed to meditate too under beautiful trees
Easy free parking

Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Sea side peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Beautiful grounds to explore, enjoy the view or sit and meditate on one of the many hidden coves in the gardens. While there is a large "gate" on the Coastal Highway - the entrance to the gardens is hidden on K street. It is free to enter but there are multiple donation boxes around the facility and it's only kind to enjoy such a beautiful space to donate a bit to help with the upkeep. This is NOT a place for children unable to be silent - many are there to reconnect with themselves and children chattering is not welcome.

Visited November 2013
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