We took Vacations to Encinitas on three seperate occasions in the late '90s early 2000s as my brother-in-law and his(then)wife lived there.
We really like the place, it's an old surfer town in North San Diego County.
on our last visit we rented a house a few blocks from the beach.
Here's a link. "Hemingway's Hideaway" it was a really cool cottage. I hope it's still a rental, as I'd love to return.