Bluff Collapse in Encinitas Forces Parking, Pedestrian Access Closures ‘Until Further Notice’


A small setback caused the closure Monday of a park above Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas and a return route that gave pedestrians access to the city’s famous park for many years.

The fall of the rock at night caused mud to fall down onto the beach but no injuries or damage were reported.

“The start of the visits seems to indicate that landslides have slowed and activity has stopped,” said city spokeswoman Julie Taber.

“With extreme caution, geotechnical staff and engineers will monitor and evaluate the site for future stability for the next 30 to 90 days.”

The ground action “created a number of visible cracks” in the rock along with damage to the alternate trail, Taber said.

The car park and sidewalk will be closed to the public until further notice. Tourists are advised to use the Grandview or Stonesteps walkways until the Beacon trail reopens.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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