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City of Encinitas Marine Safety Center

The City of Encinitas Marine Safety Center is a beautiful architectural addition to the City of Encinitas. It embraces the community’s eclectic style and has a sweeping roof that mimics the forms of rescue boats and ocean waves. The Marine Safety Center and the surrounding buildings including the concessions/restrooms and recessed lifeguard garage give Moonlight State Beach a memorable identity.

Sedimentary walls are created by layering different colors and textures of concrete to mimic the adjacent bluff. The materials reflect the surrounding natural environment and the unique design makes this building a structural landmark unique to Encinitas. The building is a welcoming facility with a first-aid center and lifeguard headquarters, providing added safety for the millions of beachgoers who visit this popular beach each year. The lifeguard facility maximizes views from every space so a small crew can observe the beach while conducting operations within the building.

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  • Project Address:

    Moonlight State Beach, 400 B Street, Encinitas

    Project Owner/Developer:

    City of Encinitas

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Jennifer Campbell / jcampbell@encinitasca.gov

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Stephen Dalton Architects

    Image Credit:

    Nathan Padilla Bowel Photography

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