Moonlight State Beach, 26 miles (42 km) north of San Diego, is popular with families and locals for picnics and fun in the sun. Well monitored by lifeguards, it has a full menu of recreational activities, including surfing, swimming, surf fishing, volleyball, tennis and a playground. A snack bar sells hamburgers and hot dogs. There's plenty of public parking, and the Amtrak 'Coaster" train stops about five blocks from the beach. If visiting on the weekend, check out the quirky little Seaside Bazaar flea market downtown.
Moonlight State Beach, B Street, Encinitas, CA, United States