Leucadia State Beach
In an effort to prevent visitation surges and help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), State Parks has implemented the following safety measures to date:
- Closed some parks, meaning all trails and restrooms within these parks are closed.
- Closed vehicular access at remaining parks, including for off-highway vehicle riding.
- Closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers.
- Cancelled all events.
A list of closures is available online at parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve. The list is dynamic and updated on a regular basis.
Swimming, surfing, fishing and picnicking are popular at this small, rocky beach. The beach access is via an improved trail at the foot of Leucadia Boulevard.
On the maps, it's “Leucadia State Beach,” but ask the locals, and they will just say, “It’s always been Beacon’s. Even the sign at the top of the bluff reads Beacon’s."
The park is located north of San Diego, west of I-5, at Neptune in Encinitas.
The City of Encinitas operates Leucadia State Beach (listed as Beacon's Beach) -- please visit their website for additional information.