A Little Beach Architecture
The S.S. Encinitas and S.S Moon Light are neither boathouses, or houseboats; they are houses built in the shape of boats, moored on Third St. between F and G in Encintas, CA, The blue Pacific can be heard but not seen. The closest they come to water is when it rains.
They were built by Miles Minor Kellogg, undoubtedly one of Encinitas’ most noted recyclers. His ultimate recycling triumph was the boathouses. They were completed in 1928 with wood from the bathhouse at Moonlight beach and the help of his young son, Miles Justin Kellogg, who pitched in every day after school. Back then the boat houses could be seen from Highway 101 and people passing through town began to turn west for a better look at the structures. Down through the years the boathouses probably have been the most photographed buildings in Encintas and are a unique symbol of the surfing, beach, and Hwy 101 culture.
No, its not an island. This amazing beach house is situated at the very northern tip of the Del Mar beach and has been featured in numerous movies over the years.