Leucadia is one of the five areas of Encinitas, a coastal beach city located in North County, San Diego County, in California. Leucadia was one of the newer regions of Encinitas, as opposed to Cardiff-by-the-Sea, where the first people settled in 1911, or the even older Olivenhain, colonized by German settlers in the 1890s.
The region of Leucadia is probably the richest of Encinitas when it comes to leisure time. Most of the restaurants on the city can be found there, as well as a number of art galleries and various unusual stores where articles can be found that please any taste. The region has an older tree lined area bordering the coast road and mostly includes single family homes.
Set to the north of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia is also delimited by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is home to the Leucadia State Beach, or Beacon’s Beach by its more popular name. Protected by the California Department of parks and recreation, the beach park is a popular spot for fishing and surfing, as well as other activities. Beacon’s can be sometimes hard to find, which makes it more of a favorite to the natives.
The city of Encinitas is one of the many found on the historic Coast Highway 101 and Leucadia was considered to form a part of a MainStreet renewal struggle. In 2003 Leucadia 101 was created to unite Encinitas Blvd. to La Costa Blvd. as an effort for the North Highway 101 Corridor. It followed the example of the whole city of Encinitas as well as over 1700 more cities around the nation that were also part of the MainStreet program.
Part of the California Main Street Program, Leucadia 101 contributes to achieving the program’s goal with a number of volunteers that help in spite of not receiving financial aid from the state. There are around 225 businesses and property owners included in the North Coast 101 Corridor.