Best Meditation Spots in Encinitas, California


Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the most independent community of the city of Encinitas. Encinitas is a very spiritually rich area with various stunning natural attractions where you can enjoy a peaceful meditation and rebalance yourself, especially during these stressful pandemic times.

Meditating has many benefits, both physically and mentally. Even a short 10 minutes practice can leave you feeling renewed and ready to tackle life's challenges. Best meditation spots in Encinitas include:

  • Swami's Beach
  • Cardiff State Beach
  • San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
  • San Diego Botanic Garden

A special local attraction and a gorgeous meditation place is the Self-Realization Fellowship Encinitas Temple and the Meditation Gardens. Unfortunately, the temple and meditation gardens are closed due to the coronavirus situation. Hopefully, things will get better soon and we'll be able once again to enjoy this unique, spiritually rich location.

Swami's Beach

Swami's Beach, Encinitas, is an internationally known surfing spot that draws up surfers from around the world, with waves that can surpass 10 feet, during the fall season.

Swami's is also a very spiritually strong location, being named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian monk, yogi, and guru that is thought to have brought the yoga tradition to California.

Popular things to do at Swami's besides meditating:

  • yoga sessions on the beach
  • watch surfers
  • enjoy a picnic
  • check out the tide pools

Cardiff State Beach

Cardiff State Beach is renowned for being one of the best surfing spots in the San Diego area but there is much more to it than this. Located alongside Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a coastal community rich in natural beauty and local pride, the Cardiff State Beach is a gorgeous, family-friendly, pristine beach, perfect for a relaxing meditation session in Encinitas. Other fun things to do at Cardiff State Beach:

  • paddle-boarding
  • surfing
  • exploring the tide pools
  • beach sports

To make things even better, the beautiful San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is just around the corner.

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Visiting hours: Monday - Sunday: 09 a.m. - 05 p.m.

The San Elijo Ecological Reserve, located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, is one of the main natural attractions near San Diego and a very important natural habitat as it protects a large number of plant and animal species.

Here, in this serene natural environment, you will surely find a quiet place for a soothing meditation session. Other fun activities at the San Elijo Ecological Reserve include:

  • hiking
  • tide pools exploration
  • scavenger hunts (for kids)
  • wildlife viewing

San Diego Botanic Garden

Visiting Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Monday & Tuesday - closed;

The San Diego Botanic Garden is one of California's most stunning natural attractions, located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, it encompasses four miles of garden trails, restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the largest bamboo collection in the US. It is truly a place that inspires people of all ages to deepen their connection with nature.

The wide variety of plant species and wildlife give the garden a peaceful, serene vibe that makes it one of the best meditation spots in Encinitas, perhaps even in all of California.

Perfect Vacation Rentals for the Most Relaxing Stay in Encinitas

Our luxurious ocean view vacation rentals are located in a serene natural environment, in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, a peaceful, friendly beachside community. The Parkhouse, the Penthouse, and the Seacottage are excellent accommodations choices for a relaxing stay in Encinitas, California.

Our stylish homes, located just minutes from the beach and other local major attractions are ready to welcome you, all year round. The safety of our guests is very important to us so you can rest assured that our properties are thoroughly cleaned as per CDC regulations to make your stay as safe as possible.

For the most peaceful and relaxing getaway in Encinitas, San Diego, choose Cardiff Vacations!