The city of Encinitas incorporates 4 separate towns: Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff by the Sea, and Olivenhain with a population of approximately 60,000. Known as the "Flower Capital of the World", because of it's extensive collection of unique nurseries and gardens most extensive of which is the San Diego Botanical Gardens. Encinitas is also the world's the leading grower of the Christmas flower, the poinsettia.
Located along 6 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas is an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that thrived in the mid-1900s. Named along the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic. It's eclectic downtown is a unique and dynamic blend of sidewalk cafés, interesting shops and restaurants.