Enjoy Encinitas Beaches in California
The town of Encinitas, located in San Diego, offers over 6 miles of beautiful beaches. You can do anything in Encinitas, such as running, jogging, playing volleyball, swimming or surfing.
If you’re into fitness, you’ll get a great workout at Stone Steps Beach. The author ran these stairs 5 times every morning when visiting and was in the best shape of his life. These awesome leg-building stairs lead down from the bluffs to the ocean offer fantastic views to enjoy while you work out. At high tide the ocean laps the bottom of the stairs, at low tide, the beach is up to 300 feet wide with lots of room for volleyball.
Swami’s Surfing Beach was put on the map by the Beach Boys song Surfin USA. It’s only four blocks from Moonlight Beach. You can walk the beach to Swami’s or drive down old historic Highway 101. The best surfers in the world still surf Swami’s every day – it’s almost a right of passage for surfers. You can also often scuba divers just offshore from Swamis at the Encinitas Marine Life Refuge, our own underwater park.
Moonlight Beach is only a three minute walk from the my favorite place to stay when I visit: the Inn at Moonlight Beach. Stone Steps Beach, Beacon’s and Grandview beaches are not far from the Inn, all within walking distance or a brief drive up Neptune Avenue.
Anyone can learn to surf by taking surfing classes with world-famous Kahuna Bob, an icon in Encinitas. You can find him by Googling Kahuna Bob Surfing.
Moonlight Beach is my favorite beach in Encinitas because it has lifeguards, a big playground, easy-to-use parking lots, safe play areas for the kids, fire-rings (popular year-round), showers, clean restrooms, extensive beach rentals, a snack bar and, one of the best sandy beaches in all of Southern California.
Carlos Hunnefeld travels regularly to southern California. His preferred Encinitas lodging is the Inn at Moonlight Beach. The Inn’s hosts wrote their own Encinitas Restaurant Reviews located on the Inn’s website containing personal ratings of the great dining in the little town.