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Moonlight State Beach

Contact Information

(760) 633-2740

Park Hours

Dawn to sunset

Driving Directions to Moonlight SB

The beach is located west of I-5 on Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.

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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.

Location-Directions
The beach is located west of I-5 on Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.

Facilities/Activities
The City of Encinitas operates Moonlight State Beach -- please visit their website for additional information.


Available Activities and Facilities at Moonlight State Beach

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Geocaching
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Fishing
Beach Area
Swimming
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Wheelchair Accessible