The new Marine Safety Center at Moonlight Beach is a beautiful addition to Encinitas. It matches the adjacent buildings (restrooms and concessions) and its sweeping roof adds architectural interest to what could have been a very utilitarian building. The lifeguard storage garage is recessed into the hill to create a public viewing deck on the roof, rather than taking away more public beach space. The new facility is made of sustainable materials that harmonize with its surroundings. The building also includes a staging area to safely hold injured wild animals until help arrives. It is a beautiful building that provides much needed public accommodations for a very popular Encinitas beach visited by an estimated 3.1 million every year.