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This nourishing breakfast basket is packed with locally sourced healthy artisanal treats. Including organic juices, multi-grain toast with gourmet fruit jams made with herbs grown in our Biodynamic Urban Farm or local raw honey, overnight oats and yogurt parfait homemade at the inn. You are free to enjoy breakfast on your outdoor patio, in one of our gardens, or stroll down to the beach for a morning picnic. Locally sourced items, with mostly organic options.

The Inn at Moonlight Beach is located just a short 7-10 min walk from Moonlight State Beach. It is one of the most family friendly beaches in Southern California. This wide, sandy beach offers swimming, surfing and fishing. Facilities include volleyball and tennis courts, recreational equipment rentals and a snack bar.

The Inn is situated right in Downtown Encinitas. You can walk to the center of downtown in 5-10 minutes or pick up a shared E-Bikes at entrance of Cotton Creek Park, next to the Inn to explore our beach town and adjacent ones, too, like Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Carlsbad. Or you can ride the light rail train called the Coaster north to Oceanside, San Juan Capistrano or south to Downtown San Diego.

Set your sights outside of our bed and breakfast to explore Encinitas. From a lively downtown area to picturesque beaches, there is something for everyone here, much of it within walking distance of our inn. These elements of Encinitas truly make us such a unique destination! We hope you experience the many facets of our community as each is truly something extraordinary.

Lifeguards watch over the beach in every season from this tower, amping up the sense of security for anyone looking to get wet. Seasonal lifeguard towers also pop up along the beaches here between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Moonlight State Beach is a state beach in Encinitas, California. It is located one fifth of a mile beyond the point where Encinitas Boulevard turns into B Street after it crosses Highway 101.[1]

The beach area is well equipped for both children's and adults' recreation.[2] It is popular with both tourists and residents, and it is one of the most visited beaches in Encinitas.[3] This sand beach is used for surfing, swimming, surf fishing, beach volleyball, and bonfires.[4]

Early female settlers washed clothing in nearby Cottonwood Creek, then provided picnics for their families while the laundry dried.[3] Land prospector J. S. Pitcher, who owned much of Encinitas, built a bathhouse, playground, boardwalk, dance hall, and several picnic areas.[1] Between 1915 and 1925, Moonlight Beach began to attract North County residents for social outings.[1] Popular events included horse races.[5] At that time, during low tide, one could drive a Model T north on the beach all the way to Oceanside.[1]

Since the early 1950s, two-man volleyball has been played at Moonlight Beach. Several of the players from the Pro Tour practice their game at Moonlight. Originally there was only one court in the middle of the beach, but currently there are three courts at the north end of the beach. Every year since 1964 in the month of October, a Mixed Doubles Volleyball Tournament is held here; many of the top beach players in the world participate.

Because of the presence of harmful bacteria in dry-season urban run-off into Cottonwood Creek, a small creek that runs into the ocean at Moonlight Beach, water quality has been an issue at Moonlight Beach in the past, especially after significant rain events. For example, in 2002, the beach earned a "D" grade from "Heal the Bay", a Santa Monica


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