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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Address: 215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
Phone Number: (760) 753-2888
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This is one of the nicest places to take anyone for a peaceful stroll. But remember it's closed on mondays.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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san diego

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the nicest places to take anyone for a peaceful stroll. But remember it's closed on mondays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Serenity in the middle of chaos! The gardens are beautiful, cool and completely serene. Beautiful trees, flowers, fish ponds and the Pacific Ocean at its edge.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It a quick and simple escape. You just walk in the gate and take the steps up the hill to your right. You'll find yourself in magnificent landscapes and koa ponds terraced up the hill. In a short walk you have ocean vistas. It a small area but its not for hiking its for contemplation, so take your time and... More 

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful flowers, ponds, and koi fish. Benches tucked away tosit on and lots of meditation spots. The guard comes around a lot, and doesn't allow you to lie down on a bench.

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful sanctuary exudes what Encinitas is all about. It is a hidden gem and free. The beach community around it is fun to walk around and have lunch or do some shopping.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always bring out of town guests here. The grounds are meticulously landscaped and maintained. the koi pond is very relaxing and soothing to watch. And the views off the cliff are jaw dropping of the ocean.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A religious organization that allows public access to their magnificent ocean view property. The gardens are set up for reflection and peaceful contemplation - or just sight seeing the panoramic views from the property's ocean facing bluffs. The gardens are meticulously maintained, and have several ponds with large Koi fish. This place is a must see if in the area... More 

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful kept gardens, koi pond and view of the CA pacific. The grounds allow contemplative meandering, exploring and just a relaxing time in a very spiritual place. There are several different kinds of plants from desert terrain to fauna, to koi ponds filled with these huge magnificent fish. The grounds are not very large. You can be there for 30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and serene setting with gorgeous foliage. Coi ponds and walkways. The setting is inspirational with gorgeous views overlooking The Pacific Ocean. The best pictures of my 10 day VACA were taken at this location. Worth a visit parking is limited

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meditation gardens are beautiful and free! Closed on Mondays these gardens are for quiet reflection and can be visited in 20 minutes. Park on the street and walk in the gate and up the stairs to a beautiful overlook. Take time to stroll the entire gardens (takes 20 minutes strolling) or stay longer allowing time for the peacful nature... More 

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