Why You’ll Love Living in Encinitas

Public Transit

Encinitas is 25 miles north of San Diego, and public transit runs parallel to Coast Hwy 101 and has trains that connect to Los Angeles, San Diego, and other highly populated areas. The station is just a few blocks from downtown Encinitas!

In addition to the commuter rail route, there are several Pacific Surfliner trains that also serve the Encinitas station, as well as scheduled bus routes and LIFT services for the disabled.


Downtown Encinitas features countless surf shops, restaurants, shops, and more.

  • 7 surf shops
  • 12 yoga studios
  • Restaurants, bars & bistros


The Leucadia Farmer’s Market: held at 185 Union Street on the corner of Vulcan & Union, Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm. The market offers 75+ vendors of flowers, fresh produce, specialty foods and more.

The Encinitas Ranch Golf Course: The 18-hole course is located at 1275 Quail Gardens Drive, and features ocean views as well as being publically accessible to golfers of all skill levels.

La Paloma Theatre: This historic theatre has been open to the public since 1928 and is located at 471 S Coast Hwy 101.

San Dieguito Heritage Museum: Located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, this museum displays historical photographs and artifacts from the San Diego community and has regularly updated exhibits.

Outdoor Activity


  • Moonlight Beach: 400 B Street
  • D Street Beach: 450 D Street
  • Swami’s Beach: 1298 S Coast Hwy 101
  • Stonesteps Beach: 350 S El Portal
  • Beacon’s Beach: 948 Neptune Avenue
  • Grandview Beach: 1700 Neptune Avenue

Self-Realization Fellowship: A beautiful meditation center with relaxing gardens, locations at 215 K Street and 939 2nd Street.

San Diego Botanic Garden: Features rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, native plants, and Mediterranean climate landscapes. Located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr.

Parks: Encinitas also offers 18 well-maintained public parks, including amenities for children and pets.

For even more information on amenities in Encinitas, check out Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association.

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