Along the coast, from Cottonwood Creek to the northern border of Solana Beach and out to three miles, Encinitas contains the Swami’s State Marine Conservation Area.  More specific information can be found at this site <link>.

 Swami SMCA Map
Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

  1. It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:
    1. Recreational take by hook-and-line from shore is allowed.
    2. The recreational take by spearfishing of white seabass and pelagic finfish is allowed.
    3. Take pursuant to beach nourishment and other sediment management activities and operation and maintenance of artificial structures inside the conservation area is allowed pursuant to any required federal, state and local permits, or as otherwise authorized by the Department.