Encinitas beaches are ideal for walking and jogging.
Except for Moonlight State Beach and Cardiff State Beach,
they are hidden below seacliffs, mostly wide and sandy,
ideal for walking and seem to go on forever.
Moonlight State Beach
One of the best all-around beaches in San Diego County, this beach is tops for family, romance and walking. Many social gatherings, weddings and events take place there throughout the year. This beach is packed with amenities and a loading/unloading zone is located at the end of B Street.
D Street Beach
This is a small beach just south of Moonlight State Beach. A wooden stairway connects the street to the beach. While the beach has no amenities, Moonlight Beach is very close by.
Swami’s Beach is one of the county’s most popular surfing spots, and has one of the county’s best tide pools. A long wooden stairway winds its way down the tall cliffs to the beach. A parking lot is located on the cliffs, overlooking the beach.
Encinitas has to be one of the most dog-friendly places on earth.
Dogs are welcome in most retail stores and in the patios of most restaurants.
There are plenty of dog parks and a few beaches where they are welcome.
Here are a few of those parks and beaches.