Dawn to sunset
Moonlight State Beach
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.