Inn at Moonlight Beach

San Diego's Pacific Coast Bed & Breakfast Inn


Dolphins at sunset on Moonlight Beach

Encinitas Beaches

By: Terry Hunefeld

Encinitas is blessed with 6 miles of gorgeous beaches -- eleven of them! Whether it's surfing, swimming, scuba diving, boogie-boarding, sunning, reading a book, jogging, volley-balling or just basking in the serenity of a secluded beach, Encinitas has it all.

Fitness enthusiasts will get a great workout at Stone Steps Beach. I ran these stairs 6 times each morning for several years and was in the best shape of his life. These killer stairs lead down from the bluffs to the ocean offer awesome views to enjoy while you huff and puff. At high tide the ocean beats at the bottom of the stairs, at low tide, the beach is wide and sandy.

Swami's Surf Beach, forever immortalized in the Beach Boy's Surfin' USA, is just 6 blocks south of Moonlight Beach on historic Highway 101 and still draws the finest surfers in the world on a daily basis. Great scuba diving is just offshore from Swami's at the Encinitas Marine Life Refuge, our underwater park.

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World-famous Swami's Surf Beach

Surfing and Beach FUN

Moonlight Beach is a 4 minute walk from the Inn at Moonlight Beach. Stone Steps Beach, Beacon's and Grandview beaches are north of Moonlight, all within walking distance or a brief drive up Neptune Avenue.

You can learn to surf by taking a class at Beacon's Beach from world-famous Kahuna Bob, an icon in Encinitas.

Moonlight Beach is often called "the beach with everything" because it has lifeguard towers, a kids playground, big parking lots, play areas, fire-rings, showers,restrooms, beach rentals and a snack bar -- and, of course -- a wide sandy beach. 

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Local surf legend, Kahuna Bob


Sunset - The Most Special Time Of Day

Sunset is a special time at Moonlight, Stone Steps and Beacon's Beaches. Locals (surfers, beach-goers, children, bicycle-riders, young lovers, business men and women) all gather at the beaches for every sunset. It's a lovely ritual at a special time of day.

Dolphins and whales are regularly seen, especially from the "high-bluff" beach entrances at Swami's, Stone Steps and Beacon's. If you're lucky, you'll see the famous " green flash" as the sun takes its final dip into the vast Pacific Ocean.

After sunset, take a romantic moonlit walk on the beach or simply relax on the front porch of the Inn At Moonlight Beach and sip a glass of wine, enjoying the evening twilight over the ocean. When you're ready for bed, snuggle down into your fine cotton bed linens, down-filled pillows and comforters and let the calming songs of our outside waterfall lull you to sleep.

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Sunset is a special time for guests of the Inn at Moonlight Beach

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Take a morning stroll on Moonlight Beach
Enjoy a morning stroll on Moonlight Beach.

Encinitas Hotels

You won't have any problem finding hotels in Encinitas or Carlsbad. There plenty of chain hotels in Carlsbad and Encinitas and the surrounding communities, but only at the Inn At Moonlight Beach will you be close to the ocean while enjoying a cozy boutique inn with only four rooms and suites. If you're looking for a romantic or "get-away" Bed and Breakfast in Encinitas, you've found it! Following are some hotels in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Encinitas, California.



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Inn at Moonlight Beach

105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, California 92024
Telephone (760) 561-1755



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