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Swami's Beach

South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cross under the railroad tracks, you emerge in front of the temple and veer into the parking lot. Descend the stairs and jump onto the packed sand. Quiet and calm. It will be just you and the early morning surfers and beachcombers.

Thank PawlTee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This underused beach is not crowded because it must be reached down a series of stairs or a hike from another beach with access. The local surfers consider it a favorite, because of it's good break and uncrowded surf. Limited parking next to the temple,...More

Thank sandyaqh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike down the stairs is fairly steep (fair warning for those who need it), but the walk along the beach is everything you might expect from a north county beach. Do note the tide charts at the lifeguard stations; when the tide is high...More

Thank TDWolsey
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Swami's beach is a great beach to go to if you want to watch the local surfers. There isn't much beach area. It's mostly about the surf.

Thank vhstoldt
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you want to see Southern Californian locals, go here. Beautiful beach with a lot of surfing. Parking can be a challenge but parking on the side of the street is somewhat available. Because a lot of locals go here, there's always cars pulling in...More

Thank rosebud022
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Located on the coast highway (101) on the south end of Encinitas, Swami's is an institution. Whether you come to surf (kinda local but you can fit in), watch others surf, enjoy the tidepools on laze on the beach (not at high tide), you will...More

Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Went to Swami's in Encinitas expecting same as La Mesa..No comparison. The food was barely edible. We did not eat the chicken in the burrito , little dry squares..Poor service.

Thank 27xoros
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is more famous as a surf spot than a casual beach goers location. The point can capture great west and north swells to form some really excellent waves for riding. It doesn't blow out very often either so all day surfing can be possible....More

Thank Garey C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Beautiful area. Love the stair well. You can look around and see for miles. Surfers like the spot. Close to town and restaurants

Thank masterluke007
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Used to live in the North County area and have always loved Swami's Beach. We visit nearly every time we come back. Though parking is minimal, it is free, and I almost always manage to find a place. Its a long stair climb down to...More

Thank DeeAnn M
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Response from Danuza | Reviewed this property |
Heather is right> only Service dogs! NO pets