Yes, you are seeing correctly. These are boats that used to be buildings, which then became houses and they are on dry land, not water. The other day while I was taking a walk, I parked right in front of them, and thought I must share the unique story of one of Encinitas most famous landmarks.
A little history....Miles Minor Kellogg, a maritime engineer, with imagination, creativity, and recycled lumber from the 1888 Moonlight Beach Dance Hall and Bathhouse that was dismantled in 1925, built the now famous Encinitas Boat Houses.
They are a National treasure that exemplify early California courtyard architecture, early building with recycled materials, and vernacular architecture associated with Historic U.S. Hwy 101. The Encinitas Boat Houses have been deemed eligible for the National Historic Registry.
They are the most photographed houses in our town, now you can see why! Another quirky, funky, unique thing that makes Encinitas a great place to live!
Random, but interesting.