Its large parking areas and many facilities make this beach tucked into a break in the cliffs an easy getaway. The volleyball courts on the northern end attract many competent players, including a few professionals who live in the area. Moonlight is easily accessible from the Encinitas Coaster train station. Amenities: food and drink, lifeguards, parking (no fee), showers, toilets. Best for: solitude, surfing, swimming.
Take Encinitas Blvd. exit from I–5, head west to 3rd St., and turn left; parking lot is on your right at top of hill, Encinitas, California, 92024, USA