Winter Lunch Al Fresco at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas CA

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

Winter Lunch Al Fresco at Moonlight Beach

~ Encinitas CA ~

 

Moonlight Beach in Encinitas CA

 

It was another beautiful winter day here in SoCal...low 60s...and just right for a take-out lunch and dining al fresco at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, about 20 minutes south of where we live (although a longer trip today due to Saturday traffic).

 

This was our view, sitting on one of the benches on the bluff at the edge of the parking lot. Not bad, huh?!

 

We had a special wine order to pick up at the 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro and decided to order take-out lunch (Cajun Fish Tacos; Yellow Beet and Arugula Salad with goat cheese and toasted walnuts) to enjoy at the beach overlooking the beach and ocean.

 

Moonlight Beach is very popular year round...as you can see...and offers a lot for residents and visitors: the beach is handicapped accessible; several beach volleyball courts; bath house with snack bar; and kids' playground.

 

The parking is pretty ample (parking lot, side streets), although on weekends and holidays, and especially in the summer, it's a challenge.

Comments (22)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Agreed Kathy Streib 

It was a beautiful day, although a little chilly with the ocean breezes, but SO nice to take some time and enjoy where we live. Something we all need to do from time to time.

Jeff

Feb 27, 2021 05:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

3rd Corner does a great job with their food - we have had dinner there several times in the past. Lunch was delish! And even better sitting seaside!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Feb 27, 2021 05:52 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Nice Jeff Dowler, CRS makes me want to find my flip flops and buy a home from you in SoCal! Jeff 😎

Feb 27, 2021 09:22 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

A high today of 60º with a 64% chance of rain.  With what we experienced a couple of weeks ago, I'll take it

Feb 28, 2021 01:02 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

this looks like a beautiful location to hang out!  Enjoy it for the rest of us.  It is a tough job but someone has to do it!

Feb 28, 2021 01:56 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a great view and I am glad you took the time to photograph it and share it with us!

Feb 28, 2021 04:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your positive experience.

You are making all of us wish for some time at the beach.

Feb 28, 2021 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... not bad you ask? Not bad at all... in fact, quite spectacular if you ask me!

Feb 28, 2021 06:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

That is lovely, and your special order lunch sounded so delicious.  A great way to enjoy the great outdoors and the ocean.  A

Feb 28, 2021 07:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - sounds and looks quite special to me.  And as far as your choice of lunch---you can't beat beets.  

Feb 28, 2021 08:02 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS oh, how I miss Leucadia Pizzeria and their shrimp pizza while staring out to the waves.

Feb 28, 2021 08:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Happy to help you Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI  But it was the kind of day that makes me appreciate living here in the winter. Even warmer today!!

Jeff

Feb 28, 2021 08:34 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I bet you ARE pleased James Dray 

Hi Lise Howe  Ha ha. But I DO appreciate what we have and remember those winter days back in New England!

Jeff

 

Feb 28, 2021 08:35 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you Brian England 

Hi Roy Kelley  I get that!!

No argument from me Nina Hollander 

Jeff

Feb 28, 2021 08:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

It was wonderful! Good food, great company, beautiful views, warmish weather, and some time off...what could be better?

Jeff

Feb 28, 2021 09:50 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Michael Jacobs  - the beet salad WAS quite good...and felt healthy!

Not a bad place to dine either Rocky Dickerson .

Jeff

Feb 28, 2021 09:51 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff it is easy to see from the picture why this is a popular spot!!!

Feb 28, 2021 11:32 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - What a lovely afternoon.  I do miss my excursions to the beach to relax and rewind. Of course, the closest beach to me was a little more than an hour. Happy Sunday.

Feb 28, 2021 12:32 PM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I miss those SoCal patio lunches, I'll be down to visit soon, and until then, will live vicariously through you, Jeff : )

Mar 18, 2021 12:34 PM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It looks like a beautiful place to spend some time and have lunch.  We are enjoying a few days at Pismo Beach. 

Mar 19, 2021 07:57 AM

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