Discover beauty and wonder in one of
San Diego's largest coastal wetlands.

Welcome to the coastal wetlands and backcountry of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This extraordinary county and state regional park protects nearly 1,000 acres of habitat that hosts more than 700 species of plants and animals.

The reserve is located in north San Diego, between Solana Beach and Encinitas, extending inland to Rancho Santa Fe.

  • Hike along seven miles of trails, and come along for naturalist-guided Weekend Walks.
  • Scan the landscape for awe-inspiring sightings of rare and migratory birds.
  • Enjoy the scents of coastal sages, fresh breezes, and the solace of nature.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting and enhancing San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and its watershed.

Through membership and foundation support, SELC provides environmental education and research, conserves cultural and natural resources, and acquires additional acreage.

Connect with nature, and learn more about supporting San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.