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The hippest beach city on the San Diego coastline, this place offers nightlife, restaurants, theater, plus plenty village shops along the coast highway. A few beach hotels, a classic record store & many taco shops, where surfers frequent. Moonlight Beach is awesome access to the water. Bon fire pits, picnic tables, bathrooms & BBQs are available here. Watch the parking regulations here, they are tight.
elevation: 92'
population: 57,100
zip code: 92024


beach front with some cliffs

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San Diego County
North of San Diego
on Interstate 5



  • beaches
  • biking & rentals
  • shops downtown
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Quail Botanical Gardens
  • South Carlsbad State Beach
  • Lusardi Creek Preserve
  • Moonlight State Beach
  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Encinitas Community Park
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Butterfly Farms
  • Cottonwood Creek Park
  • description:
    A very developed beach city, with a young vibe. Residential neighborhoods and shopping plazas. Freeway close. San Diego Beach camping, skating, surfing spots. Moonlight Beach is well worth a visit.

    nearby towns:
    Del Mar
    Solana Beach
    Rancho Bernardo

    D Street beach access, Encinitas
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