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“A secret gem in Encinitas”

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
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san diego
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A secret gem in Encinitas”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

When you want to leave all the traffic and people behind just walk through the gates at the SRF and loose yourself in the most beautiful of gardens and sit down on the cliffs and check out the surfers or the dolphins below. if you are there for an hour or ten minutes it will make a difference in your day. Namaste.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The best place in the world to retreat, meditate, renew and love. Couldn't get enough of the gardens, the holy sound of the ocean, the visit to the sacred Hermitage. would do it again in a heartbeat.

Visited November 2012
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Encinitas, California
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“free gem: koi, surfers, peace”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

on the bluff overlooking Swami's beach is a garden with koi ponds and colorful landscape; so beautiful that many photos are taken in a hushed peaceful scene; free admission, easy parking; don't miss

Visited November 2011
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Palm Desert, California
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Went to the gardens while in Encinitas. It's free. Wonderful views of the ocean. Beautiful landscape and koi ponds. Probably not the best for small kids.

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Federal Way, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Peace and serenity”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I absolutely loved these gardens. They are the loveliest I have ever seen. Immaculate. Spotless. Every single brown leaf gone. Peaceful. Free. Absolutely don't miss it, but leave your cell phone in your car, and get ready to feel the Spirit.

Visited September 2012
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