Top Places to Shop in Encinitas

One cannot survive on surfing and California burritos alone.  Sometimes, you’ve got to go shopping.  And whether you’re in need of a designer date night outfit or you just feel like gazing into pretty windows, Encinitas is bursting with retail treasure troves that run a colorful gamut.

What is surprising about Encinitas’ shopping is its diversity.  Encinitas’ best boutiques range from surf shops like Hansen’s, to thrift meccas like Flashbacks, to high-fashion venues like Pink Lagoon.  From antiques, to home and garden, to surf wear, our favorite stores hit every price point and occasion to shop.

Just a few miles south in neighboring Solana Beach is the Cedros Avenue Design District, a two and a half block pedestrian shopping zone filled with 85 one of a kind shops, restaurants, day spas and more.  And don’t forget The Forum Carlsbad, which houses some of the world’s favorite retail brands like Anthropologie, the Apple Store, and H&M among many others.