Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!

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215 W K St.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 753-1811
33.036631, -117.294649

Dog-Friendly: No    Kid-Friendly: Yes


Tu– Sat: 9am–5pm // Sun: 11 am–5 pm // Closed: Mon


Make sure to check out our list of Hidden Gems in Encinitas for the ultimate day trip!

About the Hermitage Self-Realization Gardens

Paramahansa Yogananda founded the Hermitage Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide and to preserve their purity and integrity for generations to come.

While you’re in the area, make sure to visit the Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail nearby!

The society is dedicated to carrying on Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual and humanitarian work – fostering a spirit of greater harmony and goodwill among those of all races, cultures, and creeds; and introducing to truth-seekers all over the world his teachings on the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored methods of meditation.

Visit the Hermitage Self-Realization Gardens, one of San Diego's most peaceful meditation gardens

Personal Experience

I have been visiting the Self-Realization Gardens for years now.  Although it is a lot more popular than ever, and there are many other healing spaces in San Diego to visit, I still love to take friends who’ve never been here before.  The coastal views are breath-taking and I love exploring Encinitas while out in this area.

A shot of their temple:Hermitage Self-Realization Gardens

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