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The San Diego area has a multitude of perimeter towns, including Encinitas, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Pacific Beach. All of these towns which are within a few minutes of San Diego proper have beachside motels and hotels. If you are looking for a beachside weekend getaway without mortgaging the family farm, there are a number of them that offer clean, comfortable, and affordable stays with beach proximity. From any of these you also have just a short distance to San Diego attractions, such as Sea World, the Gas Light district, Coronado Island, and LegoLand.

Six motels / hotels that seem to fit the bill in terms of reasonable cost, beach proximity, and good reviews, are the Moonlight Beach Motel in Encinitas, the Pacific Surf Inn in Encinitas, Motel 9 in Oceanside, the Leucadia Beach Inn in Encinitas, the Tamarack Resort in Carlsbad, and the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort.

The Moonlight Beach Motel in Encinitas, on Highway 101, is only a short walk to the beach, where you will find other beachcombers playing beach volleyball, tanning, and surfing. The rooms have kitchenettes with microwaves, color televisions, and a sliding glass door to the balcony overlooking the beach area. Room rates are seasonal and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-323-1259

The Pacific Surf Inn in Encinitas has had some very reviews, but there has been mention of a nearby train that sometimes creates a bit of noise. Most who commented on it stated that it was not as much an issue as they had imagined, and that the Inn has such a nice location, so near the beach, and with an in room kitchenette with refrigerator and good service. An even more important point made was the reasonable price for such beach proximity. To make reservations, just call 760-436-8763.

Motel 9 in Oceanside has free WiFi, in room coffee, HBO & Showtime Cable TV, jacuzzis in some rooms, and free continental breakfast. The beach is only a four block walk and there are a number of restaurants and shops close by. The Motel 9 offers weekly rates, has laundry facilities and also will give you discount coupons to Legoland, which is only five minutes away. Other nearby attractions are the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, and Sea World. Motel 9 is located on the Coast Highway and can be reached at 760-722-1887.

On Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas is the Leucadia Beach Inn. This hotel was built in the 1920s, abut refurbished in 2005. The 20s style still has the charm of early Californian times. The non-smoking rooms have modern bath furnishings, kitchenettes with refrigerator and microwave, as well as coffee makers on request. There is color cable television as might be expected. It is just one block to the sandy beach, and just a few minutes from an Amtrak Coaster access. The La Costa golf course is just three miles from the Inn, and all the attractions of San Diego are within ten to 20 minutes drive via nearby freeways. For more information and to book a room, call 760-943-7461.

A step higher is the Tamarack Resort in Carlsbad. This hotel has great beach proximity with even an oceanside restaurant where you can dine as you view the incoming surf. Some of the rooms have ocean views with patios where you can sit and sip a brandy or a scotch on the rocks as the sun goes down. In addition to standard room amenities such as coffee makers, refrigerators, and cable T.V., the Tamarack has a heated swimming pool and a recreation room with table games for both children and adults to enjoy. You can reach the Tamarack by calling 1-800-334-2199.

Lastly, The Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort has studio, one and two bedroom suites, as well as two restaurants. The Wyndham also provides an exercise room and sauna. Massages are available on request for an extra charge. Rooms have flat screen televisions and DVD players and free internet access. Private balconies give you the perfect place to sit and read a good summertime novel when you take a break from tanning or swimming. The Wyndham is more upscale, and sits at the Oceanside Pier. You cannot get much more beach access than that. Call the Wyndham at 1-866-323-0094.

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