Path in San Elijo Lagoon
Most of the San Diego coastline, as you drive north, naturally should be coastal wetlands. Much of it has been filled in to make housing, but there are a few wetlands areas left. San Elijo Lagoon is one such area (located between Solana Beach & Encinitas - still in San Diego County, but no longer in the City of San Diego). There are many great trails, and it's easy to get to (In fact, I5 goes right through it!). Click to view one of my favorite native wetlands plants, Scirpus californicus.