Directions & Parking

Moonlight State Beach is about one half of a mile WEST of I-5 on Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas, California.


Address: 398 3rd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024


From the north or south: Take I-5 to Encinitas Blvd. exit and head west approximately 1/2 of a mile and you’ll dead-end at Moonlight State Beach.

From the East: Click here for MAP


Parking on race day at any event can be frustrating and time consuming. Arriving early is key to avoid this parking dilemma! Our event is first come, first serve with no designated parking areas, but all parking is FREE!

**There are NO road closures for this event.

Places to check out near Moonlight Beach for parking on race day:


  • Coaster Parking lot off of Vulcan Ave. & Encinitas Blvd. (South of Encinitas Blvd.)
    • 25 E D St, Encinitas, CA 92024
    • 200 parking spots
  • S Vulcan City Parking
    • 600 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
    • 75 parking spots
  • Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave.
    • 505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024 
    • 200 parking spots
  • Cottonwood Creek Park off of Vulcan Ave. & Encinitas Blvd. (North of Encinitas Blvd.) & Dirt Parking Lot Across the Street
    • 95 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024 
    • 50 parking spots
  • Encinitas Library
    • 540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
    • 100 parking spots
  • Along the 101 in front of the railroad tracks north of Encinitas Blvd.
  • The neighborhood streets surrounding Moonlight Beach

Alternative ways to get to Moonlight Beach:

  • Ride a bike – Make sure to bring a bike lock
  • Use services such as Uber and Lyft
    • UBER/LYFT DROP OFF: Moonlight Beach Parking Lot -398 Third Street, Encinitas, CA 92024