Self-Realization Meditation Gardens, Encinitas, CA
The Self-Realization Fellowship Temple has been a part of Encinitas for about one hundred years. The golden dome is a prominent landmark. In the compound is a small meditation garden open to the public. There are lovely shaded spots for meditation, a koi pond and a great ocean view. It is a serene spot, free, with some boxes for donations. The entrance is on K Street at 3rd. It is a nice place to regroup, meditate, enjoy the cool, bird watch or look at the sea.
A few blocks down 3rd Avenue are the boathouses. These landmarks are homes, still occupied, designed to look like boats. They are worth a walk by.