Our Encinitas Bed and Breakfast
Inn is rated one of the
The Top Ten California Vacation Destinations
Southern California by Inland Empire Newspaper
awarded our Inn one of
Ten Of The Best California Road Trips
Trip Advisor Rates
Our Inn At Moonlight Beach #1 in Accommodations In Encinitas
Below is our
former website, a memoir of our first B&B Inn...
The Lovely San Diego
Oceanfront Beach Bed and Breakfast
Swaying Palm Trees.... And The Endless Pacific Ocean
We are Perched On A Cliff Above The Ocean... on the Beach... The
San Diego Bed & Breakfast is a private luxury oceanfront home.
We are in the quaint beach community of Old Encinitas, California. We are located
10 miles north of LaJolla.
We are 5 miles north of Del Mar and the its expensive San Diego Beach Hotels. Our home is directly above the ocean, perched on a bluff 80 feet.
We look over a beautiful, sandy beach stretching miles in both directions. We have one Luxury San Diego B&B suite. If you're looking for an ocean front Inn, you can't get closer to the Pacific Ocean in
any Solana Beach Hotels or Carlsbad Bed and
Fall Asleep To The Sound Of The Surf...
Here you’ll find gentle breezes
and the constant music of the surf. Enjoy swaying palm trees and soothing stone waterfalls. Enjoy a walk on the beach or
your private deck.
Our deck overlooks our "back yard" of 7,000 endless miles of the Pacific Ocean. Here it's so much more peaceful than San Diego Beach Bed and Breakfasts
or Carlsbad Hotels.
We are more romantic than Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts.
It's Like Your Private Beach Getaway Directly On The Ocean....
Ann Dunham. I live in this bluff-top 4,500 square foot oceanfront home with
my husband, a CEO at a San Diego company. I have converted the home’s guest apartment into a lovely private-entry suite.
Your hotel suite has a bath, coffee maker, microwave and cable TV.
I am known for my homemade bread and rolls. I make Starbucks fresh ground coffee
each morning. I love to entertain guests
at our Bed and Breakfast near Carlsbad California at the Beach.
Our new Encinitas Bed and Breakfast, the Inn at Moonlight Beach.
We have moved. Ann loves the B&B so much that we've purchased a larger one with a waterfall
and hot tub. It has a meditative garden and four European-style suites. We
are now 2 blocks from Moonlight Beach.
Moonlight Beach is the premiere Encinitas beach (far more intimate than
Hotels in San Diego and closer to the beach than all
Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts. We'll be moving there May, 2008.
Visit us at our new website:
Romantic Sunset Over The
Pacific Ocean at our
San Diego Beach Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy Magnificent Sunsets Every Evening...
Sunsets on our private Oceanfront Deck are a special time of day. Every sunset is unique and magnificent. From the private Oceanfront Deck you have a front row seat as the sun slips over the horizon.
Listen to the the rhythm of the surf crash 80 feet below. The beach is
just three doors away. We are more romantic than
Cardiff-By-The-Sea Bed and Breakfasts.
Our prices are lover than
Encinitas Beach Hotels. We
are a lovely Encinitas CA Bed and Breakfast Hotel. We are
more romantic than Solana Beach Bed and Breakfasts or a Carlsbad Bed and Breakfast.
We're moving! Ann loves the
Encinitas B&B so much that we've purchased a larger one with 4 suites. Each suite has an ocean view. We'll be moving there
May 1, 2008.
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Is Far More Relaxing, More Romantic Than
Any Hotel including
After sunset, take a romantic moonlit walk on the beach.
Relax on the Oceanfront Deck under the gas heaters. Sip a glass of wine.
Enjoy the soft melody of the surf. When you’re ready for bed, snuggle down into your fine cotton bed linens
and down-filled pillows. Let the calm songs of the surf lull you to sleep.
Click Here To See Photos Of More Breathtaking Ocean Views From Your Deck
Click Here To See Close-Up Photos Of The Sandy Beach
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Beach Bed and Breakfast
Sunrise Deck Beats Any
Awaken to the
sweet melodies of Goldfinches and (in the winter) Common Loons calling
from the ocean. Drift back to sleep to the soothing rhythms of the surf.
Seize The Day and relax with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy your private east-facing Sunrise Deck.
Watch the sun rise over the palm-treed hills. Relax on the Oceanfront deck. Watch the first surfers of the day catching the morning swells.
Take a morning walk down our quiet palm-lined street of lovely homes.
Go for a jog on the beach. Relax with your newspaper and enjoy a home-made breakfast.
Let the first rays of the sun welcome you to another day at your oceanfront beach hideaway.
Begin Your Day In Paradise At Our
We would love to have you as our guest at the San Diego Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast. Seize the day. Sun, Surf, Swim
or Take Walks On The Beach. Read A Good Book or Jog On The Beach. Explore Tidal Pools. Watch Surfers.
See Dolphins Play. Watch Whales Breach. Steal Down To The Beach At Midnight And Watch The Grunion Mate Right Before Your Very Eyes. The steps to the beach are 50 steps out your door. Wander the beach.
Stroll into the charming little beach surfer community of Encinitas.
Click here to learn more about the
California's Grey whale migrations.
You will enjoy dolphin antics and Grunion runs.
See fish mate before your very eyes! Swami's Surf Beach (made famous by the Beach Boys in "Surfin' USA")
is up the street. Tidal pools full of unusual ocean life are just out the
door. If you’re lucky, you’ll see the famous “green flash” (pictured on the left) as the sun takes its final dip into the vast Pacific Ocean.
Stone Steps, Beacon's and Grandview beaches are all within walking distance. Swami's Surf Beach is 6 blocks south on Highway 101.
Swami's draws the finest surfers in the world on a daily basis. Learn to surf.
Take a class from world-famous Kahuna Bob, an icon in Encinitas.
Sunset is a very special time at Moonlight Beach. Locals (surfers, beach-goers, children, bicycle-riders, business men and women) gather at the beaches for every sunset. It's a lovely ritual at a special time of day. Dolphin and whales are regularly seen.
Watch from the "high-bluff" beach entrances at Swami's
Beach, Stone Steps Beach and Beacon's Beach.
After sunset, take a quiet, romantic moonlit
walk on the beach.
Relax on our front porch. Sip a glass of wine. Enjoy the evening twilight over the ocean. When you’re ready for bed, snuggle down into your fine cotton bed linens
and down-filled comforters. Let the songs of our outside waterfall lull you to sleep.
We are more peaceful than San Diego Bed and Breakfasts. We are
more romantic than Beach Hotels in San Diego or
Hotels in Encinitas CA.
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More Romantic Than
Carlsbad Hotels Or Solana Beach Hotels
We're The Encinitas Beach
Hotel. Newspapers call us "San Diego's Pacific Coast Inn"
San Diego Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast is located in Encinitas,
92024. Neptune Avenue is an ocean-front street. We are in the North San Diego beach town of
Encinitas. Our home is on the oceanfront, perched on a bluff.
We are directly above a beautiful, sandy beach stretching miles in both directions 80 feet below.
More romantic than Encinitas Hotels or any Carlsbad Bed and
Breakfast. Guests who have stayed at Carlsbad hotels rave about our
service, views adn locations.
The stairway to the
beach is 50 steps out our door. The views from the Oceanfront Deck
stretch from big LaJolla Hotels to the south. To the north you can see Carlsbad.
Beyond that is Oceanside and San Clemente. San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point
are visible on clear days. San Clemente and Santa Catalina islands are visible 60 miles to the west. Our
views are better than any Encinitas Ca Hotels or Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts.
We're a 15 minute walk down the beach to the
Swami's Surf Beach. We
are 25 minutes from the San Diego airport. We are 20 minutes from the
San Diego Zoo and Historic Old Town.
We are 15 minutes from
Legoland and SeaWorld.
We are 40 minutes from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We are 70 minutes from
1. Head to one of dozens of our
gorgeous San Diego beaches
- all free! Swim, body surf or boogie-board. You can read a book
or people watch. Some folks collect seashells or just chill. No adult beverages are allowed on San Diego beaches.
You can be assured of a fun, peaceful day at the beach.
2. Visit the
La Jolla Cove.
Watch magnificent sunsets on the ocean
below the coast beach hotels. La Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.
You will discover tide pools for exploring at low tide. Take a trip down into "the" Cave (via the
). Explore a manmade tunnel. Go down until you enter the
breathtaking Sunny Jim Cave. You can also enter the cave from the sea (via kayak) along with the other six ocean-carved caves.
Sunny Jim Cave is the only sea cave in California that you can access from a stairway. Sunny Jim Cave is so cool that the Encyclopedia Americana calls it one of the "must" sights in Southern California.
3. Visit downtown San Diego's Seaport Village.
will enjoy hours of free entertainment. Enjoy a leisurely stroll. Do
some window-shopping. Explore 50 diverse shops. Eat at 17 unique eateries and outdoor entertainment.
Find everything under the sun. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in the grass.
Watch yachts and ships go by on picturesque San Diego Bay. Take in the sights.
Absorb the unique atmosphere from one of the many bay-view eateries.
4. Bike or jog
in the sunshine along Mission Bay Park’s
runners and walkers share more than 20 miles of scenic running paths.
Wind through sunlight and shade near the shoreline past the Hilton Hotel.
Workout courses are at stations along the route. Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States. Here you'll find tons of stuff to do including paths for walking and jogging.
There are playgrounds for children. It is one of San Diego's most popular locations to picnic
or ride a bike. You can fly a kite or sail a model yacht. Fire rings make it
easy to cook, bar-be-que and stay warm. Friends and family gather here to launch colorful kites into the bay breezes.
It's a great place for a beach chair and a book.
quaint Old Town.
Witness the living legacy of San Diego history. Wander through historic buildings.
Explore a real blacksmith shop. Look inside Seeley Stables and the oldest schoolhouse in San Diego.
Many folks visit Old Town for shopping. Shops carry beautiful
crafts and leather goods. You will love the big platters of tacos and enchiladas.
Wash them down with a margarita. Poke around inside historic buildings
and imagine life in early California.
6. Enjoy weekly concerts at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the
historic Spreckels Organ Pavillion
in Balboa Park. The Spreckels donated the world's largest outdoor pipe organs to the City of San Diego.
The date was 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. Today organists play traditional favorites, waltzes and show tunes on enormous 32-foot pipes.
7. Stroll through the
trendy and historic San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
and view the renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture. Historic buildings
and hotels have been relocated to Gaslamp from other parts of the San Diego; their nineteenth century architecture restored to its former glory. Restaurants, shops and clubs occupy former brothels and saloons. The nightlife is throbbing and vibrant 365 days a year.
8. Look at the
stars and planets from Balboa Park on the first Wednesday of every month. The San Diego Astronomy Association
sets up many of their big telescopes so that you can see the moon, planets, nebulae and globular clusters - up close and persona.
9. Take a scenic drive to Mt. Laguna
. Once there, hop out
of your car for an invigorating hike and enjoy the fresh mountain air whispering through the pines. The mountain is the perfect playground for hiking, mountain biking, camping, family activities, star gazing or just relaxing. Spend a night in the clear air of the Laguna Mountain Lodge.
10. Walk back in time
more than 130 years in Julian
, a century-old gold mining town in the Cuyamaca Mountains.
Julian's history begins with the 1870s gold rush. See where gold was discovered, shop in stores housed in historic buildings (some dating back to the 1870s).
Sleep in a romantic B&B or historic hotel. Hike and picnic amid oaks and pines.
Ride down Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage. Pick up a free map at the Chamber of Commerce for a self-guided walking tour of the area’s historic sites.
Enjoy a slice of homemade apple pie – a Julian specialty!
11. Put on your hiking shoes
and head to Torrey Pines State Park.
Walk gorgeous trails while watching daring hang-gliders sail the strong winds that sweep along the coastline cliffs. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast.
12. Rollerblade, skateboard, bicycle or people-watch the Mission Beach Boardwalk.
a 3-mile boardwalk along the ocean. It rivals Venice Beach in Los Angeles for eye-popping sight, sounds and events.
Mission Trails Regional Park
to explore the historical and recreational
areas of San Diego. Stop at the Visitor’s Center and learn about the wonders of nature and the people who once lived on the land.
The park has 45 miles of natural hiking and biking trails. The park is
nestled between San Diego, Santee and La Mesa. Mission Trails Regional Park covers almost 5,800 acres of mountains, lakes and valleys.
14. Climb Cowles Mountain
in Mission Trails
Regional Park for awesome views of downtown San Diego. At 1,592
feet, it is the highest point in the city of San Diego. The main trail to the summit is a popular hiking destination.
Hundreds of people a day walk up to a breath-taking 360 degree panorama of San Diego County. The hike to the top is 1.5 miles long and an elevation change of about 950 feet.
15. Kayak, scuba dive or snorkel in LaJolla Cove
, home to some of the clearest waters on the California coast as well as miles of protected underwater preserves to explore. The La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve consists of several habitats.
Here you will find rocky reefs, sandy flats, kelp beds, and two underwater canyons. A "look-but-don't-touch" ecological refuge, the reserve is an ecological haven
16. Stroll through Balboa Park,
the nation's largest
urban cultural park. See spectacular gardens (seven are
free daily). Marvel at the gorgeous Spanish Colonial Revival hotel
architecture. The park is home to 15 major museums. It also has renowned
performing arts venues and the San Diego Zoo. An always-changing calendar of
exhibitions, plays, musicals and concerts ensures a fun time for all in a
beautiful park-like setting. Some of the museums are free on Tuesdays.
Del Mar Hotels can be expensive.
17. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
in LaJolla has a
collection that includes more than 4,000 works created after 1950, representing all media and genres: painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, film, and installation.
18. Explore the tidepools
along the coast in Point Loma, La
Jolla and Swami's Surf Beach in Encinitas at low tide. Get up close and personal with flowery anemones, scampering shore crabs, elusive octopus, spongy deadman's fingers and many other
cool sea creatures. Check the newspaper or use the tide calendar or tide tables
if you are staying at Solana Beach
19. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad
in La Jolla.
Marvel at sweeping
, 360-degree views of San Diego and its hotels.
Look over the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Crowning La Jolla's highest point in solemn majesty is "The Cross" of Mt. Soledad.
It is a lasting memorial to the dead of the World and Korean Wars. A cross of California redwood was first placed on Mt. Soledad in 1913.
20. Visit the
beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Experience the natural beauty of the desert. A desert garden just outside the Visitor Center building provides extensive insight into the vegetation.
There are many plant species identified and explained on interpretative plaques. The desert garden also includes a pupfish pond.
Pupfish evolved from conditions during the Ice Age. They have adapted to living in today's desert. The 600,000-acre park is one of the largest in the country. Each spring the desert explodes into a rainbow of colors as the wildflowers blossom.
21. Carlsbad and Encinitas
have world-class beaches. For example, Carlsbad State
Beach runs from Tamarack Avenue all the way along the
beach to downtown Carlsbad.
There’s sandy beach below and a great sidewalk along the bluff tops
for sunset viewing and people watching.
To the south you will find
(the locals call it South Ponto - a famous surf break).
You will find a state campground on top of the bluff overlooking the ocean
with stairs to the beach below. World class surf contests are held here.
22. The Carlsbad Flower Fields
are wonderful (spectacular!) in the spring from March through May.
Here you can walk through 50 acres of beautifully colored fields
all framed by the blue Pacific Ocean. The
flowers are located at 5704
Paseo de Norte Drive.
hotels consist of all the big chains including Motel 6, Carlsbad
Days Inn, Carlsbad Holiday Inn, Carlsbad
Courtyard by Marriott and
Encinitas Bed and Breakfasts.
Inn At Moonlight Beach is rated one of the
The Top Ten California Vacation
in Southern California by Inland Empire Newspaper.
names us the Twelve Best California
Our Encinitas hotel is
more lovely than
Bed and Breakfasts, Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts or Encinitas Hotels. More romantic
than Carlsbad Hotels in Encinitas CA. Compare our
prices to the Del Mar Beach hotels or the Cardiff Lodge. We are
more romantic than any Solana Beach accommodations and are known as the San
Diego Beach Bed and Breakfast.
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Hotel Luxury Suite
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