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I get a wide variety of emails about Beacons...
here are a few of the comments.

>I just came across your site and I am so happy to see the surf cam! I lived at Beacons for five years, and my husband's family lived there since the Great Depression. We lived at 907 Neptune, the little cottage next to Chuck & Hildegard Stubbs. We used to take our dogs down to the beach and hit tennis balls out into the surf for them to fetch. They loved it. We left just after Leucadia turned into the city of Encinitas and we haven't been back since. I have a 9-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son who need to visit the Wild Animal Park and camp in Borrego, so maybe we will visit soon. Now we live in Eugene, Oregon, which is also a very nice place with lots of old Volkswagen buses and tie-dye shirts, but no beach. Oregon has spectacular beaches but they aren't safe to swim or surf in because of all the old logs rolling around in the water. We have an old aerial photo of the beach from the 1930s or '40s, with only a handful of houses on the east side of Neptune. Would you like me to send you a scan to post?<

>kenzie thanks for the heads up on beacons in the morning. I enjoy seeing my favorite spot and friends on the web.great job Richard<

>Kenzie, thank you so much for this site. I just moved out to new york for college and i'm originally from leucadia. one of the biggest things i miss is walking my dog to beacon's, but thanks to you i can get a view of it even though i'm three-thousand miles away. keep up the good work. from, sarah  <

>I surfed Beacons in the seventies during high school when Jeff Williams and a lot of other guys who are no longer around ruled. Hilarious locals only section, great subtitles.

I am bothered however by the Teach your dog to read message. Beacons was the flashpoint for dogs not being allowed on any Encinitas City beaches several years ago, and I'm totally pissed about that. I used to walk to Swami's with my dog in the old days to surf, he'd hang on the sand chewing cobbles and barking orders to his master from the shelf on the point. Sometimes he'd go down to the beach by himself just for kicks, BT (Before Traffic). And he never shitted on the beach.

The point is, dogs are made for the beach, but a lot of irresponsible dog owners who don't give a damn ruined a big part of the special Encinitas lifestyle. Stupid dog owners and pissed off dog haters came to a head at Beacons and the rest is history. Too Bad.

Otherwise, killer site. And Gary Hanel is the best shaper around, he made my boards for many years. Keep up the good work, if you're still around maybe we can do a Beacons story sometime. Gary<

>get a clue. kahuna is a floridian and your idea of whos who at beacons is a f**kin joke . mabye before you create an entire website you should do your homework . just because your an unemployed 40 year old or you own a million dollar home on neptune dosent mean your a local or even a surfer.<

>> I just wanted to say that I love your web site. I grew up in Leucadia. I went to Central during elementary school, and after school, my friends and I would all run over to Leucadia Pizzeria (when it was near Stone Steps) for a slice and then go to the beach. We had so much fun. We also used to go to D street (I think) Near Moonlight, but we were always scared of your beach and Swami's. Ha ha. The big kids were huge back then. I ended up moving to Florida then to Michigan, so I still had the water, but nothing beats North County. My husband and I are thinking moving there to be closer to my parents. I was researching and came upon this site. Thanks, it made me smile. Have a great day!!!!! <<

>> GREAT!! site:
Do you surf at Beacons, how has the surf been...... It has looked like a lot of June Gloom. I hope to journey to Leucadia soon and surf. Thanks for the camera as I watch it every day. Thanks again. I will see you in the line up..... Thanks for the site. <<

>>LOVE your page! I visited your site about BEACON's. I really enjoyed the humor. I can so relate to the weather and the long waits between breaks!! <<

>> Thanks a lot, and by the way, nice website! <<

>> hi dear. congratulation for the waves you took.what a lucky man you are... a surfer from morocco.. <<

>> Hi Kenzie, bet you're glad to see the start of summer. Hold a good thought for me, I'm working my way back home! overthehillsurfgroupie <<

>> i love beacons: Great site kid, i'm amazed ~! i'm up in chico CA right now goin to college, 
the one thing i really miss is beacons beach! i'll be down on summers though, on the beach every day! thanks so much for the cam! just dont spread the word to fast!!! -peace Dan encinitas & beacons local<<

>> You keep me Sane! I moved from Enci. to Portland, OR. Your webcam is the only thing that
keeps me sane. I miss those sick sunny daze in Qualeudia! <<

>> Beacon's Beach: There was a hotel --and restaurant, I think--in the 50s and 60s -the name was the Beacon Inn. on the beach --but I beleve it was in Cardiff. Before it was demolished the surfer kids sort of broke in and helped themselves to some of the chairs that were still there/. When I asked my son where the one he brought home had come from he finally told me . I chose not to pursue this.! If you can find some of the old surfers--they would be in their 50s---they willl confirm the above. 

Yes, there was a beacon at the north end of the upper landing. It actually was situated where the three story house at the north end is now, and it was lit during WWII. When it was necessary. It was still there when I went grunion hunting at beacon's in 1946. 

I also was thinking about on the way down to the beach there were two small bldings that had tables for picnicking inside.. they were covered with palm fronds...I used to rest in the shade there when I carried my 14 foot long paddleboard (made of plywood) back up from the beach. there weren' t any light-weight surfboards then as there are now. grampa71 <<

>> Dear Kenzie, I am a sixth grade teacher in Ashland, Ohio. I used to live in Encinitas in the early 1970's. I used to live on 4th Street and walked to Moonlight Beach and Boneyard and swim. A friend who lives near Santa Cruz says that Moonlight is gone. Is this true? Is the La Paloma still there? I miss the Pacific and haven't seen it since 1974. Keep it clean. I'll be coming out with my wife and children next summer. Ask your mom and dad if they remember Thom Zeidervelt (spelling?). He used to operate a leather shop in Leucadia and Encinitas. Buenos Dias. Mark <<

>> Just want to let you know I'm still checking in to see what's new in the neighborhood....bet a lot of others are too. Hoping for some updates soon...I've read everything twice. You must be busy in school...and frankly, I'd rather spend time on the beach than at the 'puter, so wouldn't be surprised if you would too. All the same...love the site...more! <<

>> Hey~ Well I have some friends that live in Carlsbad, who moved there about a year ago. I currently live in Portland,Oregon. I hope to attend college in San Diego this coming fall. Anyways, while I was visiting my best friend we went down to Leucadia constantly. i found a great little shop, The Long Board Grotto. Well I havent found a number or an address since and would love if you had any idea of there address which you could give me. Anyways I love it down there! I'm so jealous, especially since I some what learned how to surf and now have no where to go. Your website is wonderful, it is nice to see what is going on down there. Thanks so much, Tory Surfwahine p.s. ~ Leucadia donuts are the best! <<

>> Love Beacons. I love this site! I started surfing Beacons only 3 years ago, but have found everyone out there very friendly! I try not to take new people there or talk about it too much because I enjoy not having to compete with tehe crowds of other areas. Cherie <<

>>kenzie thanks for the heads up on beacons in the morning. I enjoy seeing my favorite spot and friends on the web. great job Richard <<

>> Kenzie, I just came across your site and I am so happy to see the surf cam! I lived at Beacons for five years, and my husband's family lived there since the Great Depression. We lived at 907 Neptune, the little cottage next to Chuck & Hildegard Stubbs. We used to take our dogs down to the beach and hit tennis balls out into the surf for them to fetch. They loved it. We left just after Leucadia turned into the city of Encinitas and we haven't been back since. I have a 9-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son who need to visit the Wild Animal Park and camp in Borrego, so maybe we will visit soon. Now we live in Eugene, Oregon, which is also a very nice place with lots of old Volkswagen buses and tie-dye shirts, but no beach. Oregon has spectacular beaches but they aren't safe to swim or surf in because of all the old logs rolling around in the water. We have an old aerial photo of the beach from the 1930s or '40s, with only a handful of houses on the east side of Neptune. <<

>> Kenzie, thank you so much for this site. I just moved out to new york for college and i'm originally from leucadia. one of the biggest things i miss is walking my dog to beacon's, but thanks to you i can get a view of it even though i'm three-thousand miles away. keep up the good work. Sarah <<

>> Hey What a great site... things are looking bright: new sand, new guard towers (with guards!), new steps... wow. I like the tide calendar. online version of tidelines! I am really impressed
Robert<<

>> Your site is great. Too bad your ol' man surfs a long board. <<

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