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Check out the local beaches

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ENCINITAS (CBS 8) - In need of a little beach break? San Diego County is known for having some of the finest sand and bluest water and Encinitas boasts a couple beaches that complete the San Diego beach experience.

Because of those beaches, Encinitas has become a popular place to a board and hit the water and there is one spot in particular that surfers seek out. Swami’s beach is nestled between Cardiff and downtown Encinitas and is one of the major surfing destinations that Southern California has to offer.

Swami’s is open to all level of surfers, however it is best known as a high-performance wave for longboard and shortboard surfers. The currents make Swami’s a challenging place to paddle compared to other breaks.

After surfing, hit up Swami’s Cafe, located across from this popular break. Swami’s Cafe is what you think a beach town cafe would be. From omelettes, to acai bowls, wraps to smoothies, every dish here is crafted with care. Stop by to get a real Encinitas experience and hang with the locals. 

Another beach to check out is Moonlight. Moonlight Beach is considered the place in Encinitas to swim and enjoy the ocean. This family-friendly beach features a snack stand, fire pits, and three volleyball courts. Spend the day enjoying the water, making sand castles, and paddle boarding. At night, grab some marshmallows and sit around the fiery flame. 

With it’s expansive coastline, you will see many locals exercising here or just simply enjoying a morning walk.

So, come to Encinitas to get your Vitamin D and a dose of the salty sea!

Swami’s State Beach Address:
1298 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Swami’s Cafe Address:
1163 S Coast Hwy 101 Ste A
Encinitas, CA 92024

Moonlight’s Address:
b/t 4th St & 3rd St
Encinitas, CA 92024

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