Recently named among the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic, Encinitas wears its surf history proudly. Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas is an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that thrived in the mid-1900s. Encinitas is a coastal beach city in San Diego County, California. Encinitas is alternately known as the `Flower Capital of the World`, because of its extensive collection of unique nurseries and gardens, most extensive of which is the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the world`s leading grower of the Christmas flower, the poinsettia. The city is approximately 25 miles north of San Diego in North County and about 95 miles south of Los Angeles.