Lovely San Diego Oceanfront
Bed and Breakfast

Fall Asleep To The Sound Of The Surf

Telephone:  (760) 561-1755  
(7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time)



We have moved. We are now at Inn At Moonlight Beach 
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Every week we lower our already LOW rates on all unbooked rooms - cash advance online in San Diego (USA).
(just like the airlines... they copied it from us  :-) 
You can reserve a lovely $165 room for as low as $89
by visiting our Last Minute Beach Specials

Welcome to our Lovely San Diego Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast  

Encinitas B&B

We moved to Inn At Moonlight Beach.
Guests love our romantic 4-suite Beach Inn. 
Be sure to read the 143 reviews on

Rates can be as low as $83. Summer rates begin at $116 - sometimes less on our Last Minute Specials page. We have lovely European-seaside-inn private rooms with private baths and ocean views.  The Penthouse Suite is extra special with a private deck and private hot tub.  Our romantic Penthouse deck overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  The glowing sunsets from the Penthouse Suite are breathtaking.  Our other rooms are exceptionally nice.  All rooms are decorated in the style of a lovely French Seaside Inn.   We are far more quiet and romantic than any of the big Carlsbad hotels - and closer to the beach!  In fact, we were named in California Traveler Magazine as more romantic than any Carlsbad or Encinitas Beach Hotel.

Guests enjoy fresh sea breezes in the summer.  We have a fireplace in the breakfast room for chilly winter mornings.  Ann bakes home-made, fresh-from-the-oven pastries for your breakfast each morning. 

Our San Diego Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast is now closed.  Our new Inn At Moonlight Beach is just blocks away. We look forward to seeing you at our new Romantic Inn At Moonlight Beach.


                    We hope to see you soon.... 
                        Ann Dunham and Terry Hunefeld


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Our Encinitas Bed and Breakfast Inn is rated one of the 
The Top Ten California Vacation Destinations
in Southern California by Inland Empire Newspaper

Pasadena Weekly awarded our Inn one of
Ten Of The Best California Road Trips


Trip Advisor Rates Our Inn At Moonlight Beach #1 in Accommodations In Encinitas



Below is our former website, a memoir of our first B&B Inn...

The Lovely San Diego Oceanfront Beach Bed and Breakfast



solana-beach-hotels-californiaSoothing Breezes, Warm Beaches,
Swaying Palm Trees....  And The Endless Pacific Ocean  

We are Perched On A Cliff Above The Ocean... on the Beach... The San Diego Bed & Breakfast is a private luxury oceanfront home. We are in the quaint beach community of Old Encinitas, California.  We are located 10 miles north of LaJolla. We are 5 miles north of Del Mar and the its expensive San Diego Beach Hotels.   Our home is directly above the ocean, perched on a bluff 80 feet. We look over a beautiful, sandy beach stretching miles in both directions.  We have one Luxury San Diego B&B suite. If you're looking for an ocean front Inn, you can't get closer to the Pacific Ocean in any Solana Beach Hotels or Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts

Fall Asleep To The Sound Of The Surf...
Here you’ll find gentle breezes and the constant music of the surf. Enjoy swaying palm trees and soothing stone waterfalls.  Enjoy a walk on the beach or your private deck. Our deck overlooks our "back yard" of 7,000 endless miles of the Pacific Ocean. Here it's so much more peaceful than San Diego Beach Bed and Breakfasts or Carlsbad Hotels. We are more romantic than Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts.




bed-and-breakfast-encinitas-beach-hotelsA Southern California Beach B & B -  Far More Romantic (and Quiet)
Than Solana Beach Accommodations or Encinitas Beach Hotels

It's Like Your Private Beach Getaway Directly On The Ocean....
Hello.  I'm Ann Dunham. I live in this bluff-top 4,500 square foot oceanfront home with my husband, a CEO at a San Diego company.  I have converted the home’s guest apartment into a lovely private-entry suite.  Your hotel suite has a  bath, coffee maker, microwave and cable TV.  I am known for my homemade bread and rolls. I make Starbucks fresh ground coffee each morning.  I love to entertain guests at our  Bed and Breakfast near Carlsbad California at the Beach. 

Our new Encinitas Bed and Breakfast, the Inn at Moonlight Beach.  We have moved.  Ann loves the B&B so much that we've purchased a larger one with a waterfall and hot tub. It has a meditative garden and four European-style suites. We are now 2 blocks from Moonlight Beach.  Moonlight Beach is the premiere Encinitas beach (far more intimate than Hotels in San Diego and closer to the beach than all Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts. We'll be moving there May, 2008. 


Visit us at our new website: Encinitas Ca Hotels



encinitas-beach-hotelsRomantic Sunset Over The Pacific Ocean at our

San Diego Beach Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy Magnificent Sunsets Every Evening...
Sunsets on our private Oceanfront Deck are a special time of day.  Every sunset is unique and magnificent.  From the private Oceanfront Deck you have a front row seat as the sun slips over the horizon.   Listen to the the rhythm of the surf crash 80 feet below.   The beach is just three doors away.  We are more romantic than Cardiff-By-The-Sea Bed and Breakfasts. Our prices are lover than Encinitas Beach Hotels. We are a lovely Encinitas CA Bed and Breakfast Hotel. We are more romantic than Solana Beach Bed and Breakfasts or a Carlsbad Bed and Breakfast.

We're moving!  Ann loves the Encinitas B&B so much that we've purchased a larger one with 4 suites.  Each suite has an ocean view.  We'll be moving there May 1, 2008. 

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 Evening On The Pacific Ocean At The Encinitas California Bed and Breakfast

Is Far More Relaxing, More Romantic Than Any Hotel including

Carlsbad Beach Hotels, Cardiff Lodge or Solana Beach Hotels



After sunset, take a romantic moonlit walk on the beach.  Relax on the Oceanfront Deck under the gas heaters. Sip a glass of wine. Enjoy  the soft melody of the surf.   When you’re ready for bed, snuggle down into your fine cotton bed linens and down-filled pillows. Let the calm songs of the surf lull you to sleep.  

Click Here To See Photos Of More Breathtaking Ocean Views From Your Deck
Click Here To See Close-Up Photos Of The Sandy Beach

Please visit our new website at San Diego Beach Bed and Breakfast




Morning On The Sunrise Deck Beats Any

Carlsbad Bed and Breakfast or Solana Beach Accommodations



Awaken to the sweet melodies of Goldfinches and (in the winter) Common Loons calling from the ocean.  Drift back to sleep to the soothing rhythms of the surf. Seize The Day and relax with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy your private east-facing Sunrise Deck. Watch the sun rise over the palm-treed hills. Relax on the Oceanfront deck. Watch the first surfers of the day catching the morning swells. 

Take a morning walk down our quiet palm-lined street of lovely homes. Go for a jog on the beach. Relax with your newspaper and enjoy a home-made breakfast.  Let the first rays of the sun welcome you to another day at your oceanfront beach hideaway. 

New website: Encinitas Beach Hotels





Begin Your Day In Paradise At Our 

Romantic "92024" Encinitas Bed and Breakfast

We would love to have you as our guest at the San Diego Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast.  Seize the day.  Sun, Surf, Swim or Take Walks On The Beach. Read A Good Book or Jog On The Beach.  Explore Tidal Pools.  Watch Surfers.  See Dolphins Play. Watch Whales Breach. Steal Down To The Beach At Midnight And Watch The Grunion Mate Right Before Your Very Eyes.  The steps to the beach are 50 steps out your door.   Wander the beach. Stroll into the charming little beach surfer community of Encinitas.  


Click here to learn more about the California's Grey whale migrations.  You will enjoy dolphin antics and Grunion runs. See fish mate before your very eyes!  Swami's Surf Beach (made famous by the Beach Boys in "Surfin' USA") is up the street. Tidal pools full of unusual ocean life are just out the door.  If you’re lucky, you’ll see the famous “green flash” (pictured on the left) as the sun takes its final dip into the vast Pacific Ocean. 

Stone Steps, Beacon's and Grandview beaches are all within walking distance.  Swami's Surf Beach is 6 blocks south on Highway 101.  Swami's draws the finest surfers in the world on a daily basis.   Learn to surf. Take a class from world-famous Kahuna Bob, an icon in Encinitas

Sunset is a very special time at Moonlight Beach.  Locals (surfers, beach-goers, children, bicycle-riders, business men and women) gather at the beaches for every sunset.  It's a lovely ritual at a special time of day.   Dolphin and whales are regularly seen. Watch from the "high-bluff" beach entrances at Swami's Beach, Stone Steps Beach and Beacon's Beach.  

After sunset, take a quiet, romantic moonlit walk on the beach
.  Relax on our front porch. Sip a glass of wine. Enjoy the evening twilight over the ocean.   When you’re ready for bed, snuggle down into your fine cotton bed linens and down-filled comforters. Let the songs of our outside waterfall lull you to sleep. We are more peaceful  than San Diego Bed and Breakfasts.  We are more romantic than Beach Hotels in San Diego or Hotels in Encinitas CA.

Please visit our new website at Encinitas Hotels

More Romantic Than Carlsbad Hotels Or Solana Beach Hotels

We're The Encinitas Beach Hotel.  Newspapers call us "San Diego's Pacific Coast Inn"


San Diego Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast is located in Encinitas, 92024. Neptune Avenue is an ocean-front street. We are in the North San Diego beach town of Encinitas.  Our home is on the oceanfront, perched on a bluff.  We are directly above a beautiful, sandy beach stretching miles in both directions 80 feet below. More  romantic than Encinitas Hotels or any Carlsbad Bed and Breakfast.  Guests who have stayed at Carlsbad hotels rave about our service, views adn locations.

The stairway to the beach is 50 steps out our door.  The views from the Oceanfront Deck stretch from big LaJolla Hotels to the south. To the north you can see Carlsbad.  Beyond that is Oceanside and San Clemente. San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point are visible on clear days.   San Clemente and Santa Catalina islands are visible 60 miles to the west.  Our views are better than any Encinitas Ca Hotels or Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts.

We're a 15 minute walk down the beach to the Swami's Surf Beach. We are 25 minutes from the San Diego airport. We are 20 minutes from the San Diego Zoo and Historic Old Town.  We are 15 minutes from Legoland and SeaWorld. We are 40 minutes from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We are 70 minutes from Disneyland. 




We enjoy making new friends from all over the world at our Lovely San Diego Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast Encinitas Hotel. When Terry retired, we sold our home on the bluff. Now we own the Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Encinitas.

We are far more romantic than any Encinitas Hotels. Rates begin at $129 in the winter. Rates as low as $149 in the summer. We have lovely private suites that recall an Italian Seaside Inn. The Penthouse Suite is extra special. It has a private deck and private hot tub overlooking the ocean. The sunsets are incredible.

Our guests enjoy fresh sea breezes in the summer. We have a fireplace in the breakfast room on winter mornings. Ann bakes home-made, fresh-from-the-oven pastries.  Our San Diego Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast is now closed.  Our new Hotel in Encinitas CA at Moonlight Beach is four blocks away. Our inn is at 105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA, 92024.

23 Fun Activities While Visiting Carlsbad, Encinitas or Solana Beach

1. Head to one of dozens of  our gorgeous San Diego beaches - all free!  Swim, body surf or boogie-board.  You can read a book or people watch.  Some folks collect seashells or just chill.  No adult beverages are allowed on San Diego beaches. You can be assured of a fun, peaceful day at the beach.

2. Visit the mysterious La Jolla Cove.  Watch magnificent sunsets on the ocean below the coast beach hotels.  La Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world. You will discover  tide pools for exploring at low tide.  Take a trip down into "the" Cave (via the Cave Store). Explore a manmade tunnel. Go down until you enter the breathtaking Sunny Jim Cave.  You can also enter the cave from the sea (via kayak) along with the other six ocean-carved caves. Sunny Jim Cave is the only sea cave in California that you can access from a stairway. Sunny Jim Cave is so cool that the Encyclopedia Americana calls it one of the "must" sights in Southern California.

3. Visit downtown San Diego's Seaport Village.  You will enjoy hours of free entertainment.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll. Do some  window-shopping.  Explore 50 diverse shops.  Eat at 17 unique eateries and outdoor entertainment.  Find everything under the sun. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in the grass. Watch yachts and ships go by on picturesque San Diego Bay. Take in the sights.  Absorb the unique atmosphere from one of the many bay-view eateries.

4. Bike or jog in the sunshine along Mission Bay Park’s trails. Joggers, runners and walkers share more than 20 miles of scenic running paths.  Wind through sunlight and shade near the shoreline past the Hilton Hotel.  Workout courses are at stations along the route. Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States.  Here you'll find tons of stuff to do including paths for walking and jogging.  There are playgrounds for children.  It is one of San Diego's most popular locations to picnic or ride a bike. You can fly a kite or sail a model yacht.   Fire rings make it easy  to cook, bar-be-que and stay warm.  Friends and family gather here to launch colorful kites into the bay breezes.  It's a great place for a beach chair and a book. 

5.  Visit quaint Old Town.  Witness the living legacy of San Diego history.  Wander through historic buildings. Explore a real blacksmith shop. Look inside Seeley Stables and the oldest schoolhouse in San Diego.  Many folks visit Old Town for shopping.  Shops carry beautiful  crafts and leather goods. You will love  the big platters of tacos and enchiladas. Wash  them down with a margarita. Poke around inside historic buildings and imagine life in early California.

6. Enjoy weekly concerts at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the historic Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park.  The Spreckels donated the world's largest outdoor pipe organs  to the City of San Diego.  The date was 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. Today organists play traditional favorites, waltzes and show tunes on enormous 32-foot pipes.

7.  Stroll through the trendy and historic San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and view the renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture.  Historic buildings and hotels have been relocated to Gaslamp  from other parts of the San Diego; their nineteenth century architecture restored to its former glory. Restaurants, shops and clubs occupy former brothels and saloons.  The nightlife is throbbing and vibrant 365 days a year.

8. Look at the stars and planets from Balboa Park on the first Wednesday of every month. The San Diego Astronomy Association sets up many of their big telescopes so that you can see the moon, planets, nebulae and globular clusters - up close and persona.

9. Take a scenic drive to Mt. Laguna. Once there, hop out of your car for an invigorating hike and enjoy the fresh mountain air whispering through the pines. The mountain is the perfect playground for hiking, mountain biking, camping, family activities, star gazing or just relaxing. Spend a night in the clear air of the Laguna Mountain Lodge.

10. Walk back in time more than 130 years in Julian, a century-old gold mining town in the Cuyamaca Mountains. Julian's history begins with the 1870s gold rush. See where gold was discovered, shop in stores housed in historic buildings (some dating back to the 1870s). Sleep in a romantic B&B or historic hotel.  Hike and picnic amid oaks and pines. Ride down Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage. Pick up a free map at the Chamber of Commerce for a self-guided walking tour of the area’s historic sites. Enjoy a slice of homemade apple pie – a Julian specialty!

11. Put on your hiking shoes and head to Torrey Pines State Park.   Walk gorgeous trails while watching daring hang-gliders sail the strong winds that sweep along the coastline cliffs. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast.

12. Rollerblade, skateboard, bicycle or people-watch  the Mission Beach Boardwalk.  It's a 3-mile boardwalk along the ocean. It rivals Venice Beach in Los Angeles for eye-popping sight, sounds and events.

13. Visit Mission Trails Regional Park to explore the historical and recreational areas of San Diego. Stop at the Visitor’s Center and learn about the wonders of nature and the people who once lived on the land.  The park has 45 miles of natural hiking and biking trails.  The park is nestled between San Diego, Santee and La Mesa.  Mission Trails Regional Park covers almost 5,800 acres of mountains, lakes and valleys.  

14.  Climb Cowles Mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park for awesome  views of downtown San Diego.  At 1,592 feet, it is the highest point in the city of San Diego. The main trail to the summit is a popular hiking destination.  Hundreds of people a day walk up to a breath-taking 360 degree panorama of San Diego County. The hike to the top is 1.5 miles long and an elevation change of about 950 feet.

15. Kayak, scuba dive or snorkel in LaJolla Cove, home to some of the clearest waters on the California coast as well as miles of protected underwater preserves to explore. The La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve consists of several habitats.  Here you will find rocky reefs, sandy flats, kelp beds, and two underwater canyons. A "look-but-don't-touch" ecological refuge, the reserve is an ecological haven

16. Stroll through Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. See spectacular gardens (seven are free daily). Marvel at the gorgeous Spanish Colonial Revival hotel architecture. The park is home to 15 major museums. It also has renowned performing arts venues and the San Diego Zoo.  An always-changing calendar of exhibitions, plays, musicals and concerts ensures a fun time for all in a beautiful park-like setting. Some of the museums are free on Tuesdays. Del Mar Hotels can be expensive. 

17. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in LaJolla has a phenomenal collection that includes more than 4,000 works created after 1950, representing all media and genres: painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, film, and installation. 

18. Explore the tidepools along the coast in Point Loma, La  Jolla and Swami's Surf Beach in Encinitas at low tide. Get up close and personal with flowery anemones, scampering shore crabs, elusive octopus, spongy deadman's fingers and many other cool sea creatures. Check the newspaper or use the tide calendar or tide tables if you are staying at Solana Beach Hotels.

19. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla. Marvel at sweeping, 360-degree views of San Diego and its hotels.  Look over the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Crowning La Jolla's highest point in solemn majesty is "The Cross" of Mt. Soledad. It is a lasting memorial to the dead of the World and Korean Wars.  A cross of California redwood was first placed on Mt. Soledad in 1913.

20. Visit the beautiful  Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  Experience the natural beauty of the desert. A desert garden just outside the Visitor Center building provides extensive insight into the vegetation.  There are many plant species identified and explained on interpretative plaques. The desert garden also includes a pupfish pond. Pupfish evolved from conditions during the Ice Age.  They  have adapted to living in today's desert.  The 600,000-acre park is one of the largest in the country.  Each spring the desert explodes into a rainbow of colors as the wildflowers blossom.

21.  Carlsbad and Encinitas have world-class beaches.  For example, Carlsbad State Beach runs from Tamarack Avenue all the way along the beach to downtown Carlsbad.  There’s sandy beach below and a great sidewalk along the bluff tops for sunset viewing and people watching.  To the south you will find South Carlsbad State Beach (the locals call it South Ponto - a famous surf break). You will find a state campground on top of the bluff overlooking the ocean with stairs to the beach below. World class surf contests are held here.

22.  The Carlsbad Flower Fields are wonderful (spectacular!) in the spring from March through May.  Here you can walk through 50 acres of beautifully colored  fields all framed by the blue Pacific Ocean. The flowers are located at 5704 Paseo de Norte Drive.

23. Carlsbad hotels consist of all the big chains including Motel 6, Carlsbad Days Inn, Carlsbad Holiday Inn, Carlsbad Courtyard by Marriott and Encinitas Bed and Breakfasts.

Inn At Moonlight Beach is rated one of the The Top Ten California Vacation Destinations in Southern California by Inland Empire Newspaper.  The Pasadena Weekly names us the Twelve Best California Road Trips.  Our Encinitas hotel is more lovely than Solana Beach Bed and Breakfasts, Carlsbad Bed and Breakfasts or Encinitas Hotels. More romantic than Carlsbad Hotels in Encinitas CA.  Compare our prices  to the Del Mar Beach hotels or the Cardiff Lodge.  We are more romantic than any Solana Beach accommodations and are known as the San Diego Beach Bed and Breakfast. 

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