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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens Encinitas, CA 0.7 km away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
... maintained, seasonal blooms all thru the gardens, dramatic views of the ocean from the bluff, Koi ponds and waterfalls - I take family and friends here often, or just go by myself to get my dose of nature.
Located on the cliffs above the Pacific shoreline, this park is a very quiet and relaxing place to visit.
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Swami's Beach Encinitas, CA 0.6 km away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
Excellent park and lookout spot!
Take a walk down the steps and walk south to the state park and San Elijio Lagoon.
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Moonlight State Beach Encinitas, CA 1.9 km away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
... grass, a big parking lot and a lot of on-street parking in the general area, a small scenic overview park, modern bathrooms, showers, food available right on the beach, surfboard and boogie board rental, masse...
Adjacent to Cardiff State park, try a Bull taco when you get back to the top!
San Diego Botanic Garden Encinitas, CA 2.3 km away
#4 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
With an incredible variety of plants from around the world, as well as an extensive network of well-marked hiking trails, the gardens are a perfect place to spend 3 hours enjoying nature.
This is a large open park with many paved and unpaved trails with plenty of benches along the way for resting or for gazing at the many plants.
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Easy to long trails, lots of birds for birdwatching, hermit crabs, jumping fish, a wonderful nature center..there is something for everyone.
In Feb-Apr lots of flowers.The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and San Diego Parks and Recreation are restoring native plants to the area.
Fletcher Cove Park Solana Beach, CA 4.8 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Solana Beach
Quaint little park with beach access.. several picnic tables and great spot to sit and watch the sunset!
Large grass area overlooking the ocean, the city will hold concerts in the park and movies during the summer and there is a large ramp that will get you to the ocean.
Moonlight Beach State Park Encinitas, CA 1.9 km away
#7 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
In any case, this is a wonderful beach with free parking, an overlook park, so many fantastic amenities: a tennis court, a little nature reserve on Cottonwood Creek, a children's playground with equipment and gras...
This is a great beach with all possible amenities, and a great State Park.
Cardiff State Beach Encinitas, CA 3.6 km away
#6 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
Easy access from 101:You will have to display your California State Park pass or pay in the big parking lot, There are bathrooms, showers ,water fountains, and several life guard stations.
Or, if you are doing a great deal of touring for 6 months or a year, buy a pass to all of the State Parks.
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San Elijo State Beach
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
I often park in the lot on north end of campground, stroll through the campground and then take the beach north along the cliffs.
Fantastic state park and campground.
Dog Beach Del Mar, CA 6.4 km away
#2 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
You can pay for parking along the street with meters, or spend a lot of time looking for a free place to park.. Good day had by all and the pups slept the entire way back!
You gotta pay to park.
Batiquitos Lagoon Carlsbad, CA 7.0 km away
#2 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
A new visitors' center provides an overview of the lagoon's history, and it is well worth a visit, but we have enjoyed just walking along the trail and absorbing nature.
Beautiful nature preserve with hiking areas, dog friendly and very near the gorgeous Carlsbad coastline
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Del Mar City Beach Del Mar, CA 8.0 km away
#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
Great activity and time for a great walk on the beach people watching, activity watching, and enjoying nature!!
a fantastic beach, the public park behind is the perfect place to seat at look at the sunset nice waves and few fog
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Seagrove Park Del Mar, CA 8.1 km away
#3 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
A park is a park but add loads of unseen (water) creatures to catch, combined with beautiful weather and the ocean waves and you have the perfect vacation for a Pokemon Go enthusiast.
The park is only a very short stroll up to the main drag where a really nice shopping center (look for Banana Republic) has several levels of prime views and unique shopping experiences.
George Berkich Park
#3 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
South Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad, CA 9.3 km away
#1 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
Whether you just park and follow the upper alleys, or go down on the beach to be close to the water, you'll enjoy the blue skies, the eternal song the Ocean sings, the waves and the surfers and people, people, peo...
This is a wonderful beach with easy access ,free parking on the roads ,charged at the Main Car park Patroling life gurds in winter months and Lifegaurd towers every 250 yards in peak season.
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Powerhouse Park Del Mar, CA 8.1 km away
#4 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
This park area, and the beach below where it sits, are pretty much everything you'd want a park and beach to be. - Gorgeous beach, nice sand, beautiful ocean, dolphins often frolicking in the surf.
Whether you love to surf or body board or stroll on the beach, Powerhouse Park offers you the opportunity to do that.
Weidner's Gardens Encinitas, CA 4.0 km away
#9 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
Annie's Canyon Trail Solana Beach, CA 5.0 km away
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Solana Beach
Set your GPS to 806 N Rios Ave, Solana Beach, CA; park on the street, walk to the end of the cul de sac for the trailhead and then get hiking!
Combine it with a trip to the lagoon’s nature preserve information center for a fun, free activity.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve San Diego, CA 11.2 km away
#4 of 89 Nature & Parks in San Diego
The Nature Center has some interesting exhibits, the trails are lots of fun, the views from the cliffs are amazing and the walk across the beach just caps a perfect day.
This hike is rather an easy adventure that offers great vistas and numerous different flora and fauna that are fairly unique to this little gem of a park!
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Free Flight Del Mar, CA 7.3 km away
#5 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR Carlsbad, CA 10.8 km away
#3 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
Our grandkids loved Santa’s Playground, a whimsical collection of historic play houses and giant mushrooms rescued from Santa’s Village amusement park in Lake Arrowhead when it closed in the 90’s.
For tourists who want something besides the typical amusement parks and beaches, if the flower fields are open they provide a respite from the crowds and an opportunity to relax and smell the roses.
Alga Norte Community Park Carlsbad, CA 9.7 km away
#5 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
The playground is huge with areas for small and large kids, there is a skate park, a pool, baseball fields, a huge swimming center and so much more.
Fun for everyone at Alga Norte Community Park
Double Peak Park San Marcos, CA 13.5 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in San Marcos
My wife and I ..love to get on the Harley and take a little cruze ..We always end up at the top of Double Peak Park to appreciate the amazing view and how blessed we are to live in such a great city .....Pack a li...
I love hiking on the trails going to Double Peak Park, there are different distances and the views at the park are wonderful.
Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad, CA 10.7 km away
#4 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
We are a military family and the tickets we are able to purchase from the base include all “parks”.
We had a park hopper tickets, so were able to take a break from the rides and check out the aquarium.
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San Dieguito County Park Del Mar, CA 6.2 km away
#6 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
Stagecoach Park Carlsbad, CA 7.4 km away
#11 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
A Lively Lovely Relaxing Park
The Community Center is also at the edge of the park for basketball, gymnastics, dance, fitness, or almost any other kind of class a person might want.
Poinsettia Park Carlsbad, CA 9.4 km away
#6 of 13 Nature & Parks in Carlsbad
Tons of Tennis courts, picnic tables, bbq's, 2 full court basketball and new soccer fields - best park in town!
This is a great place to attend mini concerts, ballgames, just relax, picnic and enjoy nature.
Torrey Pines State Beach San Diego, CA 14.4 km away
#7 of 89 Nature & Parks in San Diego
On any day you can find fishermen, surfers, waders, beach sitters, sand castle makers, stone pilers, birders, (shore birds are great) sun bathers, joggers, walkers (1.5 miles round trip from South park entry to Fl...
It is protected by very high sea cliffs, with a nature walk along the bluffs through native vegetation, including the famous Torrey pine, with stunning views over the Pacific.