Why Beachgoers Flock Here
Many Things to Do
The reason why this beach is such a popular destination is because of its ideal geography and multitude of activities for beachgoers. Spending the day at Moonlight State Beach guarantees fun or relaxation.
The beach is a wide, sandy beach with plenty of space for frolicking along the water's edge or laying out under an umbrella. It offers a lot of space for the large number of visitors who come here each day at the height of the summer season.
Good Swimming & Surfing
Swimming and surfing at this beach are ideal because of the gradual, gentle slope of the beach as it meets the water and waves. This makes it a great spot for children and families because of the calmer water and wide beach.
Another big draw of this beach is the availability of other activities. There are three volleyball nets set up in the sand for games throughout the year. Additionally, children can enjoy the playground right on the sand.
If it is a hot summer day or just a summer weekend make sure to arrive early to get parking and a less crowded beach.
Have Lunch at Moonlight State Beach
In the summer, the city opens a snack bar for beachgoers to get drinks and food options. Picnic tables are located throughout the area for a convenient spot to have lunch right in front of the waves. Beach chairs and umbrella rentals are also available during the busy summer months for visitors.
Restrooms are available for even more convenience. Tennis courts are located nearby for some additional fun. There are also a few fire pits for roasting hot dogs or making s'mores.
The Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach is the best hotel to stay at while visiting Moonlight State Beach. This spacious hotel is located only one-half mile from Moonlight State Beach and it includes free breakfast and free wifi.