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Another gem of North County, San Diego! Stonesteps Beach is the perfect spot for a midday stroll or surf.

Stonesteps Beach is incredibly scenic during every season. In the winter this beach is usually fairly rocky, and in the spring/summer the sand returns. 

If you're looking to hang out on this beach just be sure to set up your towel or chair a good ways away from the cliffside as there is a lot of known bluff failure in this area. This beach has also closed at certain times due to that bluff failure. You can check on its status on EncinitasCA.gov.

Free street parking is available along Neptune Ave. or S. El Portal St. leading up to the steps down to the beach. The steps are fairly steep leading down to the sand, and there is no ADA accessible route. Running the steps is also a great workout if you're looking to get in some exercise! 

There are some great local restaurants just down the street (along Coast Hwy 101) from this beach too:

- Pannikin Coffee & Tea - great coffee and pastries

- Hamburger Hut - perfect grab and go lunch (smashburger style)

- Birdseye Kitchen - some of the best Thai, Lao and Vietnamese food in North County (and maybe all of San Diego)

- Juanitas Taco Shop - amazing burritos and tacos

- Moto Deli - super tasty cold and hot sandwiches

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