All Along The (Encinitas) Watch Tower – New Lifeguard Station

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The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that the lifeguard tower at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, built in… 1952, will be replaced with a slanted-roofed, state-of-the-art facility with nearly 360-degree views of the water, the beach and the nearby parking lots for security.

The new 2,150-square-foot, two-story tower will contain a first aid room for beach emergencies, plus space for lifeguard lockers and showers, a desk for visiting Sheriff’s deputies and some equipment storage areas. There’s also a screened-in, outdoor area where injured seals and sea lions will be kept until animal rescue services can come collect them, the project architect stated and will be five feet taller.

 

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The Encinitas City Council is expected to approve the project at its Nov. 18th meeting.

Construction is now expected to begin in October 2016 and continue until April 2017 — a period that’s been carefully picked because it’s not peak beach season, she added, stressing that they’ll definitely start after Labor Day and end before Memorial Day.

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