SWAMI'S in the City of Encinitas

ENCINITAS--Swami's Beach in Encinitas is a popular surfing beach with fantastic waves located below Seacliff Roadside Park, a region that includes a parking lot, public restrooms, set of scenic, wooden steps perched on a hill high above the Pacific Ocean and sand beach that are part of Swami's. Named for the Self-Realization Fellowship Retreat, Gardens and Hermitage located a few hundred yards north on Highway 101, this beach is a local favorite for surfing.  On most mornings and evenings, you can stand on the steps and watch the surfers walk by in a steady stream. Young surfers who mount their bicycles and old surfers who hop into their cars and drive appear to own the finest boards and body suits. They take their surfing seriously and Swami's holds a reputation for providing some of the best waves on the San Diego coastline.


For those who want to enjoy a picnic or walk on the beach, parking is usually limited, especially in the summer months and on weekends. There are a few picnic tables, however, and pay phones. Alcohol is not permitted, dogs are forbidden and no glass containers may be used at Swami's Beach.


Beaches with Public Access
Beach Parking: 5am - 10pm
Beach Use: 4am - 2am
No dogs, alcohol, or glass allowed
Lifeguard Towers Open: 10am - 6pm during the Summer Season (late June to Labor Day)
For more information, 760-633-2740


Surfing Information: Swami's Surfing Association. P.O. Box 230751, Encinitas, CA 92024 www.swamissurfingassociation.org
Holds annual surfing competition to raise money for scholarships and programs, monthly meetings and is a member of the Coalition of Surfing Clubs. Their site is full of surfing and community events information.

Swami's Beach 1298 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA

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