Reasons to Explore Beacon’s Beach
Beacon’s Beach is a fun place to spend a few hours or a full day. These are some of the most notable reasons to visit the beach:
Fun in the Sun
The beach has a wonderful stretch of golden sand at the bottom of the Leucadia cliffs. Sunbathing is one of the most popular activities at Beacon’s Beach. It is relatively secluded, making it a great place to lie in the sun and catch some rays.
This beach is rockier than some of the others in the San Diego area. Nonetheless, there is plenty of soft sand to spread out on.
Although the sand is not as wide as some other beaches in the area, this strip provides plenty of room for relaxing. If you are there during the evening, you can enjoy the incredible views over the ocean as the sun sets in the west.
Did you know?
Beacon's beach is officially known as South Leucadia State Beach but locals call it Beacon's. This state beach is operated by the city of Encinitas.
If you want to cool off in the water, this area is calmer than many other beaches. Whether you want to swim or just wade, the ocean is always inviting at Beacon’s Beach.
Note that there are no lifeguard stations, so using caution is always a good idea.
Surfing at Beacon’s
Beacon’s Beach is a notable spot for surfing. The frequency of waves is very consistent. The waves are relatively easy to surf and are accessible for all experience levels, even beginners.
Below the surf is a flat rock bottom with sand. This creates both right and left breaking waves on this beach break. With hollow but powerful surf, this area is a lot of fun with just the right amount of challenge.
Although some very experienced surfers may prefer some of the world-class spots in the area, most people can agree that Beacon’s Beach is worth a visit. Whether you want to enjoy a little relaxing surfing or to get your first lesson, this is a good place to head.
Many visitors to Beacon’s Beach take advantage of the relatively small crowds to take a nice walk along the sand. At low tide, you can make your way south to Moonlight State Beach.
People also enjoy walking along the top of the bluffs where possible. Pets aren’t allowed on the sand, but many people walk them on the cliffs.
Looking to stay longer in Leucadia? Kate Stanton Inn is a homey bed & breakfast with luxurious touches. This hotel only has 4 rooms and it offers a free full breakfast and free Wi-Fi while you are relaxing either in your room or in the lobby.