Leucadia, CA

Location: Leucadia, which means “sheltered paradise”, is located north of the Encinitas business district and south of Carlsbad. (Map)

Leucadia is actually a part of Encinitas but retains its own name and character. Leucadia is mainly known for it’s historic main drag, along Hwy 101, the long stretch of beaches, and green houses, which grow flowers.

Historic Buildings

While most coastal towns in San Diego County have seen redevelopment along Hwy 101 in the last 30 years, Leucadia has retained much of it’s historic buildings and laid back ambience, along the same highway. Many Leucadians have fought redevelopment efforts with the proclamation, “Keep Leucadia funky”.


Leucadia State Beach or Beacon’s Beach
Three miles of secluded sandy beaches, sheltered by bluffs, great for walking, jogging and surfing.



Leucadia Hwy 101 Downtown District
Funky, village atmosphere. Much of downtown is as its been for decades.


Leucadia- Encinitas Farmers Market
Meets every Sunday at Paul Ecke Elementary School in the play yard. Features fresh local product, arts and crafts, and food.


Encinitas-Leucadia Hotels
Small and mid-size hotels. Quaint downtown boutique hotels. Hotels minutes from beach.


Leucadia ArtWalk
Late August
Arts and crafts vendors, food and live music and dance venues by local bands, along Coast Hwy 101.