Dawn to sunset
Moonlight State Beach
Driving Directions to Moonlight SB
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available for this park.
Brochures and Campground Maps
No online brochures available for this park.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
This wide, sandy beach offers swimming, surfing and fishing. Facilities include volleyball and tennis courts, recreational equipment rentals and a snack bar.
The "moonlight" in the name of this beach comes from the fact that local residents used to come to the area for midnight picnics early in the early 1900s.
The beach is located west of I-5 on Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.
The City of Encinitas operates Moonlight State Beach -- please visit their website for additional information.