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Sandstone bluffs and cliffs situated along the Encinitas coastline are some of the unique features that distinguish our beaches from others in the county. Because of frequent bluff failures, a great deal of consideration has been given to ensuring the safety of those who visit our beaches. Please be aware that in most areas hiking near or directly on top of the bluffs is prohibited. It is also important for visitors to avoid standing or sitting directly underneath unstable bluffs, since they may collapse.

The City has placed warning signs at several locations that are unsafe and should be avoided. If you see a bluff failure occur, please report the incident to a lifeguard or call the Encinitas Fire Department at (760) 633-2800.

For more beach safety tips, please see the Encinitas Beach Safety Guide.