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“Nice Facilities, But Odd Smell...”

Moonlight State Beach
Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great beach: very lively with beach volleyball courts, restroom facilities, and a snack bar. The only negative comment was the drainage area nearby had a very unpleasant smell.

Thank JinxHE
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"snack bar"
in 44 reviews
"concession stand"
in 37 reviews
"volleyball courts"
in 33 reviews
"lifeguard tower"
in 16 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 17 reviews
"few blocks"
in 8 reviews
"life guards"
in 13 reviews
"soft sand"
in 6 reviews
"easy access"
in 16 reviews
"body surfing"
in 7 reviews
"children's playground"
in 7 reviews
"large parking lot"
in 8 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 6 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 6 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 6 reviews
"parking spot"
in 6 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two days at the beach and loved every moment of it. The water was cool and the waves great for boogey boarding and so I did.

Thank I6769PFcarolc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Moonlight beach is a really nice beach. It can be crowded with families right in front, but if you walk a little, you can have more space. Also fyi -- The water can have strong rip tides.

2  Thank travelingirl031
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has it all - parking, clean bathrooms, outdoor showers, volleyball nets, and an easy path down to the beach. It is close to shops, ice cream, and restaurants. It is also steps from the Encinitas train station if you want to take the Coaster train there. Recommended!

1  Thank laurak022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach located at the western end of Encinitas Blvd. recent renovations have greatly improved this beach. It has concessions and restrooms in the new large visitors center, a new beautiful lifeguard tower/marine center, as well as an additional lifeguard tower a little farther south. You can surf year round, great place for family picnics and bonfires, and there is usually a game or two of beach volleyball going on.

1  Thank Barbara H
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