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“No frills, cliffside beauty with a popular surf break.”
Review of Swami's Beach

Swami's Beach
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$129.00*
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Coastal Tour of San Diego
Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Encinitas
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“No frills, cliffside beauty with a popular surf break.”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Swamis is my favorite family beach. It's located at the south end of Encinitas. There is a small parking lot and road side parking. At the edge of the lot, there are benches that have amazing views of the ocean from the top of the cliff. You descend onto the beach using a steep wooden staircase. Try not to bring too much heavy kid gear or you'll pay for it on the walk up. There is a shower at the bottom but sometimes it's out of order. The beach is long and fairly wide. The kids enjoy beach combing for shells and unusually colored granite rocks (red and green). If you don't like the seaweed mounds with flies, you can get the kids to cover them up with sand. :) The views of the ocean and the cliffs along the beach are spectacular.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Calm Swami's”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Surfer's paradise, this beach has a very serene and calm effect on you any day. The cool blue waters facing the hill slopes, this place is a great area for surfers, swimmers and nature lovers. Also near the beach is SRF temple gardens, lots of curio shops and eating places. Loved stopping by the Lotus Cafe to munch on some Gandhi and Siva burger.
When we visited there was some soft breeze and calm waves. The temperature was perfect.

Visited May 2013
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Vista, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surf Spot”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Use to be a secret spot many years ago. Lots of surfers. Friendly place to surf. Check conditions before you waste your time. Ask the locals why it is called Swami's Beach

Visited April 2013
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San Clemente, California
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Surfers paradise”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Swami's is a famous surf beach in Encinitas. It is your classic California point break. Beautiful beach but parking can be a hassle when the swell is big.

Visited April 2013
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Encinitas, California
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“Gorgeous Beach!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is right next to Yogananda's home and it has awesome tide pools sometimes. It's a beautiful beach. I've heard the surf is amazing too! The surfers always look very happy coming in.(-:

Visited January 2013
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