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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Address: 215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Accessible, Pretty, Quiet

We came here for a walk on a Sunday. It was very quiet and serene even though there were lots of people enjoying the garden. Parking on the street was plentiful. Although I don't... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
norcal3333
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San Mateo, California

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eagle
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I come here when in CA. The pathways wind around beautiful flowers, koi ponds and views of the Pacific Ocean below. Take time to find stillness here. You will be rewarded🙏💜

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We came here for a walk on a Sunday. It was very quiet and serene even though there were lots of people enjoying the garden. Parking on the street was plentiful. Although I don't think it was wheelchair accessible, I would say it's a nice easy walk, even for someone with minor mobility impairments. The landscaping, flowers and ocean views... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is one spot that should be on your list of attractions to visit when you are in Southern California. A peaceful, spiritual site that is beautifully maintained features exotic plants and koi ponds with large fish waiting to greet you. The spectacular views of the Pacific ocean from atop the cliffs is breathtaking and quite humbling.

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wilmington nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Stunning. All ages will enjoy this compound of zen. From ponds, to flowers, to trees, to secret alcoves to rest, meditate, pray.....this is a must stop in Encinitas. A true treat.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. Calming. Quiet. Spectacular views. This place gives you a space to reflect and meditate in the most gorgeous surroundings. If you're in Encinitas, you can't miss a visit.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 932 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is one of the most beautiful serene places I have ever been. I have been to Rome and in the Sistine Chapel and one gets the same feeling of awe here. I highly recommend you go there to feel the serenity and be calm. This place is amazing. Not for young children though as one must stay quiet...people are... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

If you're having a bad day no worries! stop by the Realization Gardens at Swami beach in Encinitas to transform your mood and put you back where you want to be... you can Meditate, reflect on what's good in your life or simply take in the oceanfront or enjoy the many Koi fish ponds in a peaceful quiet place to... More 

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minneapolis
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

To sit on a bench in the garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean feels familiar. As though God has brought you to this place, at this moment and is now blessing you with His splendor. Quietly, pilgrims from all over the world walk these paths and bask in the legacy of love and beauty that recall Swami Yogananda's wonderful gifts to... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a very serene and peaceful place to sit, walk, etc. The paths walk you through beautiful plants. A must see!

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san diego
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

One of my favorite places to go for reflection or to just enjoy the beauty of nature overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is free to the public and you can walk thru it in a very short amount of time or sit on a bench and meditate for as long as you want. The gardens a immaculate and have one... More 

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