San Elijo Beach Cliffs Bike / Walking Path

Location: Coast Hwy 101
(From K Street, Encinitas to San Elijo bridge)
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas CA (map)

Cliff Walk Highlights

San Elijo Beach Cliffs Bike / Walking Path is a paved asphalt path, separated from Coast Hwy 101 by a barrier, stretches for about 1 1/2 miles, from K Street in Encinitas to the bridge just south of San Elijo State Beach Campground in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. A sidewalk runs aside it from K Street to Swamis Beach.

This path, which I call the San Elijo Cliffs Path, is frequented by runners, walkers, and bicyclists, and has panoramic ocean views, overlooking San Elijo State Beach.

Beach entry is available at Swamis Beach and at the San Elijo State Beach parking lot, just north of the campground.

Parking is available in Encinitas at Swamis BeachSea Cliff Park parking lot, K Street, and along S. Coast Hwy 101 next to Self Realization Fellowship; in Cardiff-by-the-Sea at San Elijo State Beach parking lot and along Coast Hwy 101, just south of the beach parking lot.