Your Complete Encinitas Shopping Guide

Approximately 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Diego, you will find Encinitas, a laidback beach town embracing the SoCal lifestyle. Known for its surfing culture, flower gardens, hippie lifestyle, beautiful beaches, mouth-watering restaurants, and fascinating history, Encinitas offers an experience for everyone. Discover our unique neighborhoods by exploring our Encinitas shopping scene, from historic Leucadia to the surf culture of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Whether looking for charming boutiques or shopping malls, Beachfront Only Oceanside Vacation Rentals puts you minutes from the action!

Downtown Encinitas Shopping

The shopping district in Downtown Encinitas is more than 100 years old and home to over 80 retail shops. Explore the dynamic blend of shops, from surf shops to record stores and coffeehouses.

Coast Highway Trading: This Encinias shop is locally owned and sells products from 20 small businesses, local artisans, and handmade jewelers. 

Earth’s Elements: Stop by Earth’s Elements and browse their healing products for your mind, body, and soul. From calming stones to chakra candles and incense, there is something for everyone!

Soulscape Gift & Bookstore: For even more healing products like books, music, candles, and gifts, head to Soulscape.

Encinitas Surfboards: This surf shop has been a local tradition for nearly 50 years, known as one of the last remaining “core” surf shops. Shop for boards, gear, clothing, accessories, and unique gifts.

Candles on Tap: Visit San Diego’s first custom candle bar and create your own candle as the perfect souvenir from your California getaway.

Shopping Malls in Encinitas

If shopping malls are more your scene, we recommend heading inland to find these Encinitas shopping spots:

Encinitas Village Shopping Center

Encinitas Ranch Town Center

Leucadia Shopping

Leucadia is located on the northern end of town, known as the art and soul of Encinitas. Here are a few charming boutiques to check out while you’re here:

Thread Spun

Corner Frame Shop & Leucadia Art Gallery

Sound as Color

Bing Surfboards

Child of Wild Shoppe

Cardiff-by-the Sea Shopping

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a beach community within Encinitas, best known for its world-class surfing and beautiful beaches. When you are ready for a break from the beach, visit these charming shops:

Fowlers Boutique

Cardiff Surf Co.

Sea + Wander

Cardiff Seaside Market

Encinitas Oceanfront Vacation Rentals

After exploring the Encinitas shopping scene, return to your vacation home with Beachfront Only. Browse our collection of Encinitas vacation rentals and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Coastline from your oceanfront patio. Make your next vacation a beachfront experience and make memories to last a lifetime with Beachfront Only Oceanside Vacation Rentals!