one of southern california's most beautiful coastlines
miles of breathtaking pacific ocean views and 11 public beaches.
offers a wide range of activities, sites and adventures.
San Elijo Lagoon
through the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve,
the largest coastal wetland in San Diego County and a haven for
more than 295
species of birds and over 300 species of plants.
encompasses approximately 900 acres of diverse habitat with six
plant communities: coastal strand, salt marsh, freshwater marsh,
riparian scrub, coastal sage scrub, and mixed chaparral.
You can enjoy the beauty of the San Elijo Lagoon there are over
5 miles of hiking trails in the reserve open to the public.
The Nature Center is located at 2710 Manchester Avenue in Encinitas.
There you will find the county ranger's offices, a parking lot, restrooms,
drinking water and a one mile loop trail.
historic downtown Encinitas, California.
Theatre was built in 1928, and was one of
the first theatres to show "Talkies." Talking
La Paloma Theatre is a big part of Encinitas and hosts many community
and City functions as well as music concerts, theater performances
Visit the La Paloma Theater
There are many interesting activities and sites to see along the
Highway 101 corridor.
A true beach town visitor must see's
when exploring downtown are, Moonlight beach, swami's Beach and
the Self-Realization Fellowship Center's bluff top Meditation Garden.
Love to shop? The Encinitas downtown
area also boasts antique shops, art galleries and boutiques and
Would you like to sample the local
flavor? Stop by for a "cup a joe" at one of our local
coffee houses. Hungry? Eat and dine at our wonderful eateries and
restaurants that line the coast through Leucadia, Encinitas and
Cardiff. A local favorite is Fish Tacos
Locals and visitors alike enjoy the
fun of surfing, swimming, fishing, cycling, camping, hiking, ocean
kayaking and sunbathing in Encrinites.
view championship golf at the Encinitas Ranch
offers golfers a wonderful mix of challenge and excitement along
with unique scenic
Encinitas Ranch offers 18 championship holes and also has a golf
school for players of all levels as well as golf clinics, a pro
shop and snack bar.
Pay a visit to the "Encinitas
Ranch Golf" website for class information
as well as course play tips, tee times and fee information.
San Diego Botanic Garden (Quail
Botanical Gardens is now San Diego Botanic Garden and is dedicated to the conservation of rare and endangered
plants from across the globe. "Quail Gardens" is the
only botanical garden in San Diego County
Tours, nature walks,
lectures, landscape advice and instructional programs are offered
to advance public awareness of plant diversity.
trails take visitors through,unique gardens, a tropical
rain forest and North America's largest display of bamboo.
Learn more at: San Diego Botanic Gardens
Considering moving to Encinitas ?
encompasses a broad and diverse community from the coastal community
of Leucadia to rural feeling Olivenhain where horses and pastures
abound. Click here to view map of Encinitas and brief profile
of the communities within our wonderful city.