This San Diego beach features swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing and picnicking. The large bluff-top campground is very popular, especially in summer. Stairs lead to the beach.


Camping: 24 hours/day

Day use: Dawn to dusk

Getting there

2050 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92007

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Driving directions
The beach is located 3 miles south of Carlsbad on Carlsbad Blvd. Take I-5, exit Poinsettia Lane. Go west and turn right (north) onto Carlsbad Blvd. Make a legal U-Turn at Breakwater Road (First Light). Drive South on Carlsbad Blvd. and continue to campground entrance on right.

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Park Office Phone Number: 760.438.3143
Reservations: 1.800.444.7275
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