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Location : 386 B Street, Encinitas

Activities :

  • Surfing
  • Sunbathing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bonfires
  • Beach Walking
  • Swimming

Amenities :

  • Lifeguard
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Kids Play Area
  • Fire Pits
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Snack Bar
  • Grass Park
  • Rentals

Pet Policy : No dogs allowed

Parking : Paid Parking in a lot

Moonlight Beach, San Diego Overview

Famous for the residents of Encinitas Boulevard coming together for midnight picnics in the early 1900s, this particular beach at Encinitas was named “Moonlight Beach” for this reason. Popular among the local residents and tourists, Moonlight Beach has been a favourite for nearly a century now with the municipality taking measures to encourage tourism in the neighborhood. Children and adults find themselves involved with the various recreational activities available at the beach and the park here.

Famous for the residents of Encinitas Boulevard coming together for midnight picnics in the early 1900s, this particular beach at Encinitas was named “Moonlight Beach” for this reason. Popular among the local residents and tourists, Moonlight Beach has been a favorite for nearly a century now with the municipality taking measures to encourage tourism in the neighborhood. Children and adults find themselves involved with the various recreational activities available at the beach and the park here. 

The beach has always catered to people from various walks of life looking to spend their time here. Although it doesn’t offer the same longboard wave for surfers that it once used to back in the days, it still does provide good shortboard waves for surfers and you’ll find tons of surfers frequently visiting here. 

The other activities popular at Moonlight beach include swimming, surf fishing, beach volleyball, and bonfires. In fact, the three volleyball courts at the north end of the beach are consistently filled throughout the week. A mixed doubles volleyball tournament has brought in some of the world’s best players and huge crowds every year since 1964 in the month of October. Walkathons & surf camps are a constant feature of Moonlight Beach conducted every year during fall that pulls in crowds of over 8000.

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