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Located just south of Carlsbad, Encinitas spans a 6 mile stretch of beautiful coastline. The beaches in Encinitas are outstanding. Moonlight Beach is the most popular, boasting a wonderful playground, full snack bar, a life guard station, not to mention beach volleyball courts and first come, first serve fire pits so you can spend an entire day filled with fun. But Moonlight isn’t the only beach to visit. There are many stretches of beach that lie between Cardiff-by- the-Sea, Old Encinitas and Leucadia . The surfing is unbeatable and surf contests are held throughout the year in Encinitas. Encinitas is a Top 20 Surf destination in the world.

Other main attractions are the San Diego Botanical Gardens and the gardens of the Self Realization Center, which sits overlooking the ocean in a serene garden-like setting.

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy our Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, a championship 18 hole par 72 course with panoramic ocean views. This public facility has five tees available and can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.

Downtown 101 is a laid back, coastal shopping district featuring historic architecture, quaint shops, sidewalk cafes, and a myriad of restaurants and bars.

The natural beauty of our communities, along with temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees year- round make Encinitas a spectacular place to live.

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