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Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas

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Beach · Nature / Park
Fan Page - Moonlight Beach is a great place for almost any kind of beach activity, including swimming, surfing, sunbathing, picnicing, walking and jogging. The area just in front of the main beach is designated for swimmers only, with surfing designated to the north and south. The kelp beds a quarter mile off the beach makes this a good diving spot.
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  • I had been to this beach before, but I never get tired of it. I went there to see sun rise during the weekday. I was the very first one to be there and enjoyed this quite moment. It was absolutely...  more »
  • Good parking and a place to relax watching the ocean, sea gulls, sunset and enjoying the sea breeze: we were lucky to have good weather and warm water at this time.  more »
  • We walked in the relatively warm water on Moonlight Beach last night; the new Moon made a slight, sweet reflection on the ocean. The sand was so soft under our feet. It was a Sunday evening, but many people couldn't resist the beautiful, clean, long beach: a few other couples walked peacefully by us. The large bathrooms are well cared for, and the outside showers plenty.
  • Beautiful place!! Parking is free, during the weekend may be harder to find a spot. The concession stand has GREAT healthy food (if you want) available. You can rent any beach item needed. College kids, families.... Everyone comes here. The cliffs help stop the wind/breeze if you want the warmth. We come from Orange County and glad we found this place. The sunsets are magnificent!!

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