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San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

  • 2710 Manchester Ave. Map It
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Between Solana Beach and Encinitas, this is the most complex of the estuary systems in San Diego North County. A 7-mile network of trails surrounds the 979 reserve, where more than 700 species of plants, fish, and birds (many of them migratory) live. Be sure to stop by the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Centre. The center, open 9 to 5 daily, offers museum-quality exhibits about the region and a viewing deck overlooking the estuary. Docents offer free public walks every Saturday at 10 am.

Sight Information


2710 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, 92007, USA

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760-436–3944-conservancy; 760-634–3026-nature center


Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/06/2016


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