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#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
Located on the cliffs above the Pacific shoreline, this park is a very quiet and relaxing place to visit.
If you want a peaceful place to relax, watch the ocean, contemplate nature, hear your inner self, meditate under a tree, this is the place.
Swami's Beach Encinitas, CA 0.4 km away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
There is a parking lot (on the smaller side), but you can park on the west side of the coast highway - some spots north & south of the entrance or even on Vulcan Ave.
Take a walk down the steps and walk south to the state park and San Elijio Lagoon.
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Moonlight State Beach Encinitas, CA 1.9 km away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
... grass, a big parking lot and a lot of on-street parking in the general area, a small scenic overview park, modern bathrooms, showers, food available right on the beach, surfboard and boogie board rental, masse...
Adjacent to Cardiff State park, try a Bull taco when you get back to the top!
San Diego Botanic Garden Encinitas, CA 2.3 km away
#4 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
With an incredible variety of plants from around the world, as well as an extensive network of well-marked hiking trails, the gardens are a perfect place to spend 3 hours enjoying nature.
This is a large open park with many paved and unpaved trails with plenty of benches along the way for resting or for gazing at the many plants.
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Easy to long trails, lots of birds for birdwatching, hermit crabs, jumping fish, a wonderful nature center..there is something for everyone.
In Feb-Apr lots of flowers.The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and San Diego Parks and Recreation are restoring native plants to the area.
Fletcher Cove Park Solana Beach, CA 4.8 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Solana Beach
Quaint little park with beach access.. several picnic tables and great spot to sit and watch the sunset!
Large grass area overlooking the ocean, the city will hold concerts in the park and movies during the summer and there is a large ramp that will get you to the ocean.
Moonlight Beach State Park Encinitas, CA 1.9 km away
#7 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
In any case, this is a wonderful beach with free parking, an overlook park, so many fantastic amenities: a tennis court, a little nature reserve on Cottonwood Creek, a children's playground with equipment and gras...
Ample parking, nice spot on the hill overlooking the beach with plenty of park benches and spots to watch the sunset.
Cardiff State Beach Encinitas, CA 3.6 km away
#6 of 10 Nature & Parks in Encinitas
Easy access from 101:You will have to display your California State Park pass or pay in the big parking lot, There are bathrooms, showers ,water fountains, and several life guard stations.
Or, if you are doing a great deal of touring for 6 months or a year, buy a pass to all of the State Parks.
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Dog Beach Del Mar, CA 6.2 km away
#2 of 7 Nature & Parks in Del Mar
You can pay for parking along the street with meters, or spend a lot of time looking for a free place to park.. Good day had by all and the pups slept the entire way back!
You gotta pay to park.
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
I often park in the lot on north end of campground, stroll through the campground and then take the beach north along the cliffs.
Fantastic state park and campground.