Encinitas Visitors Center

We are here to help you find Things to See and Places to Go, including Dining Suggestions, during your visit to  Encinitas

Located inside the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

535 Encinitas Blvd, Suite 116

Call 760.753.6228 for information

Email asst@EncinitasVisitorsCenter.com

Cardiff Kook

Created by Hemet sculptor Matthew Antichevich , the sculpture was installed in 2007 just outside the San Elijo State Beach campground.

Since its installation in 2007 along Highway 101 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, the statue named “Magic Carpet Ride” by its creator Matthew Antichevich has taken on many faces. Much discussed & maligned, eaten by ‘Jaws’, crowned with a pumpkin head, and dressed as everything from a clown to Zorro – the delight and debate that is the “Cardiff Kook” happily rages on…The Cardiff Kook occupies a prominent piece of real estate near some of the most popular surf breaks along the San Diego coastline. Once erected, both surfers & non-surfers immediately began chiming in over what many agree is a poor representation of the ‘true’ surfer form. Perhaps it’s the limp wrists, arms splayed in a strange manner, ’stink-bug’ stance, or portrayal atop a sputtering spray – instead of an epic wave… The Kook has heard it all, and has since become the target of pranksters far and wide.
Love him or hate him; the Kook is here to stay!

You can view the extensive Cardiff Kook image library http://thecardiffkook.org/

Encinitas Fellowship Self-Realization

The Encinitas Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), an international religious organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda to disseminate the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India.

The Temple offers a full program of inspirational lecture services, meditations, scriptural reading and meditation services, kirtans (devotional chanting), Sunday School and Teen classes, and other activities to introduce truth seekers to the timeless teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and help them deepen their spiritual practices.

The nearby Encinitas Ashram Center and Meditation Gardens were established by Paramahansa Yogananda during his lifetime, and have become a center of pilgrimage for thousands of people each year, who come from all parts of the globe to visit the site where this great world teacher lived, worked, and communed with God.

Visiting SRF in Encinitas

The Encinitas Temple is located at 939 Second Street in Encinitas, California, 2½ blocks north of the Ashram Center and Retreat.

View map of the Temple and nearby SRF locations

More details on visiting all the SRF locations in Encinitas

Boat Houses

Two houses shaped like boats sit on a hillside in a residential neighborhood. Located at 726 & 732 Third Street, not far from Coastal 101 in Encinitas. The Boathouses  (not house boats) are authentic architectural representations of boats and are equipped with a mariner’s wheel and chart desk in the pilot house, a gallery, portholes, cabins and a rudder … Read More

Wavecrest Woodies

When:  Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Moonlight Beach Parking lot.

Wavecrest, the granddaddy of all woodie meets. At Moonlight Beach at the end of Encinitas Blvd in Encinitas, CA you will experience the longest running and largest gathering of woodies in the world. Woodies begin arriving in the wee hours and by 8:00 am there are around 300 woodies of every size, shape, description on display. Throughout the day there is Hawaiian and surf music performed live, along with fabulous raffle prizes and awards for the best of the best.

For more information contact wavechairman@sandiegowoodies.com.