Destination guide

The beachside setting of Encinitas is ready to explore

The beaches and gardens provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Encinitas. This walkable city attracts visitors thanks to its surfing and seafood restaurants. Legoland California and La Jolla Cove are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Encinitas

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Encinitas a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland California (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • San Diego Polo Fields (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds (6 mi / 9.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Encinitas

Travellers enjoy Encinitas for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Encinitas

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Encinitas has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Encinitas is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Jolla Cove (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Swamis Beach (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Encinitas

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), located 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 18.5 mi (29.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Encinitas?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,228 holiday lettings around Encinitas. From 933 flats & apartments to 888 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Encinitas?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Encinitas:

  • Leucadia: 357 holiday homes
  • Mission Beach: 1,353 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 754 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 849 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,051 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Encinitas? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Encinitas. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Moonlight State Beach: 4,408 holiday lettings
  • San Diego Botanic Garden: 4,335 holiday lettings
  • Encinitas Ranch Golf Course: 3,572 holiday lettings
  • Swamis Beach: 4,811 holiday lettings
  • Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens: 4,731 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Encinitas listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Encinitas?

Yes, of course. offers 933 Flats in Encinitas. Our other popular types of Encinitas holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 888 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 40 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 66 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Encinitas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 985 holiday homes with pool available in Encinitas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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