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Moonlight Beach

Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Love Moonlight Beach

We love Moonlight Beach. The parking isn't too bad. Encinitas is beautiful. That whole strip of 101... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Jersey
Moonlight Beach

I took my tween granddaughter to San Diego to see the ocean and we chose Moonlight Beach as our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“snack bar” (40 reviews)
Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-633-2740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Moonlight Beach. The parking isn't too bad. Encinitas is beautiful. That whole strip of 101 is great, lots of shops and restaurants. I could have spent a whole week there. What a great day!

Thank Jiminy13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my tween granddaughter to San Diego to see the ocean and we chose Moonlight Beach as our destination. The beach was great, unfortunately the weather wasn't as great. Being in the high 60s was expected, but being overcast and dreary was not in...More

Thank X5639FNsharonh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

9am was great to enjoy a ling walk along the beach and see some well-refined tidepools with anemones and small crabs. I was watching the sea life more than the waves so I got hit by a wave and fell in the water.... what a...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to have the lifeguards all day really watching everyone on the beach & in the ocean! Its a clean beach with nice bathrooms but no private showers just rinse off showers outside! Nice to have a playground in case kids get bored!...More

Thank Jonjenn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moonlight Beach is a fun, beautiful place to swim, surf, hang out or walk along the shore to a quiet place!

Thank Goolklugo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Encinitas for 4 days, and visited this beach every day! Super clean, food and bathrooms available. Gets pretty crowded so make sure to get there early enough to get a good spot on the beach if you have a group. Great at sunset!

Thank Stormy516
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! Parking can be a pain in the butt. Other then that, cool beach with sandy beach, not to many rocks.

Thank Cassi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite southern California beaches. I hope we are lucky enough to find a parking spot the next time we visit?

1  Thank GreatTraveltime
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great walking beach. Love the "cliffs" and the clean fresh water. Close to the town. Did see a dead seal and dead birds beached- weird

Thank masterluke007
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Families, couples, individuals... all will find something to do here at Moonlight Beach. Public beach access with large parking lot and street parking. Playground, volleyball courts in sand, fire pits and nice beach to hang, swim or walk/run north or south. Cheery place to people...More

Thank SusanL81435
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Joanna B
I'd there a fee for bonfire pits? Is it first come first serve?
8 June 2017|
Response from Vinnie1973 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for delay in answer was just notified you had a question. We weren't there for evening; actually we were there during very heavy rains and portions were washed out and unable to get down to waters edge. I hope... More
How large are the fire pits. Like to know if my grill will fit or if it is too small.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Kasienka_12 | Reviewed this property |
They are big. I suppose 4feet/4 or 120cm/120cm
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