Beacon's Beach and cliffs in Encinitas, California
sunset over Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas
guest room balcony view of Moonlight State Beach

Enjoy the Moonlight Beach Views

outdoor patio with bbq grills and tables with chairs

2 Blocks from the Ocean


Family owned and operated since 1976 in beautiful Encinitas, California

Welcome to Moonlight Beach Motel, your home away from home in the quintessential beach town of Encinitas. We treat all guests like family and strive to ensure an amazing stay for those that visit us. Just two short blocks from the stunning Moonlight State Beach, our motel is the closest in Encinitas to the ocean. Borrow beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys from our front desk and see who can build the best sandcastle! After an enjoyable day at the beach, it is only a short stroll “home” where you can relax in your air-conditioned accommodations while gazing out at the Pacific.

After you’ve had your fill of sand and saltwater, take a walk into town, just moments from our location. Encinitas has a charming downtown with local taco stands, historic buildings, hidden gardens, and quirky shops. You'll find a seemingly endless stretch of excellent restaurants, many with outdoor seating. Just 30 minutes away is the bustling city of San Diego, making it an excellent option for a day trip.

In addition to our unbeatable location, you are bound to love our comfortable accommodations and wonderful amenities. We have many different layout options. From a three-bed suite to a deluxe ocean view room, Moonlight Beach Motel has just what you’re looking for. All of our rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker and many of them have full kitchenettes. You can choose from rooms with private balconies and ocean views to accommodations with lovely garden patios. No matter what you book, we know you’ll enjoy relaxing at our property. Take advantage of the barbeque grills we have available for guests, and dine al fresco as the sun goes down over the Pacific Ocean.

During these unprecedented times, feeling safe when you travel has never been more important. With our open exterior corridor layout, there's no need to worry about crowded lobbies, enclosed hallways, or sharing an elevator. Our drive-to destination offers a stress-free Encinitas getaway.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team cannot wait to welcome you to Moonlight Beach Motel, the best place to stay for travelers seeking a fun-filled beach vacation!

Comfortable Rooms & Ocean Views

Our charming 24-room motel is the perfect choice for your next beach trip! Just two blocks from Moonlight State Beach and a short walk to local shops and restaurants, we offer affordable, well-appointed studios and suites to call home during your Encinitas vacation.
Check-in: 3:00 PM | Check-out: 11:00 AM


guest room with balcony view of Moonlight State Beach

Wake each morning and enjoy a warm mug of coffee as you watch the ocean from your private balcony. These accommodations feature two king beds or one king and one queen. All are equipped with a mini refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. You’ll love returning to this relaxing room after a fun day at Moonlight Beach!


guest room with two queen beds and kitchenette

These studio-style rooms can sleep up to four people, making them perfect for families and small group trips to the beach. These accommodations are equipped with a kitchenette as well as cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy relaxing in our patio area each evening as the sun goes down over the Pacific.