Directions to Moonlight Glassing Surfboard Factory
If you want to drive out and visit Moonlight Glassing please do NOT use Google maps or MapQuest. For some reason they are wrong! Here is the way to get to the factory:
You are driving southbound on the I-5 freeway in north San Diego county. You see a sign: La Costa Ave next exit (if you are driving northbound on the I-5 you need to use La Costa Ave as well. It’s okay, it works in both directions.
You are now crossing the Batiquitos lagoon. La Costa Ave is on the south side of the lagoon.
See, there is the lagoon on your right. At the end of this estuary are the perfect peelers of the Ponto jetties where the surf is always good and the locals are friendly.
You are entering the city of Encinitas, ranked the 3rd best surf town in America by Surfer magazine. Gives you the chills don’t it?
La Costa Ave is your exit dude!
Get in the left turn lane.
Very good. Turn left to go to Moonlight Glassing. If you turn right it’s about a half mile to the historic 101 coast highway
You are now heading east on La Costa Ave.
Head east on La Costa Ave, the Batiquitos lagoon is visible on your left.
Enjoy the drive along the lagoon.
The busy intersection ahead is the historic El Camino Real. Keep going straight ahead.
Drive across El Camino Real. Don’t think about it’s violent history.
Heading east on La Costa Ave. On your left you will see the famous La Costa Resort where they have big time golf and tennis events. Tiger Woods, the world famous bowler stays there.
Keep driving. Soon you will be going uphill. Watch your speed, radar cops lurk.
Turn left at the top of the hill. This is Rancho Santa Fe Rd. This is the part where everyone gets lost for some reason.
Turn left on RANCHO SANTA FE RD
If you haven’t been to the shop in a long time you are saying, “Where am I?” Don’t worry you are not lost. It’s just that the 2 lane country road you remember is now a 6 lane superhighway.
Keep going, soon you will drop down into the valley where Moonlight is located.
That big Navy radio tower on the hill lets you know that you are on the right path.
Right now if you haven’t been to the factory in a long time you are freaking out about all the new houses out here. On your right is an entire new town called San Elijo Hills. Crazy stuff eh?
As you drop down into the valley you will see a bridge ahead. This is the new 6 lane bride as opposed to the old 2 lane rickety bridge.
Cross the bridge, watch your speed because you are going to turn right at the end of the bridge.
Just as the bridge ends there is a quick right turn lane. Get in it.
Note the La Costa Meadows Industrial Park signage.
You have now entered the La Costa Meadows Industrial Park. Moonlight is just ahead on your left.
The entrance to our building is just past the daycare center playground on your left.
Pull into the parking lot, watch out for soccer moms and little kids.
We are in the same building as the
Deli Cajun kitchen.
That’s the entrance to Moonlight on your right. Looks normal from the outside don’t it?
Hooray! You made it! Total trip distance from the freeway roughly 6 miles. Now go up the stairs and fondle some surfboards (and don’t forget to pet Moonkitty). Thanks!
1665 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd ste D
San Marcos , California 92078
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