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Carlsbad Lagoon

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Address: 4215 Harrison Street, Carlsbad, CA 92840
Phone Number: (760) 434-3089
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Rented a peddle boat. Relaxing and fun looking at the cool houses located on the lagoon. There's a small store of items and clothing. If I was 30 years younger, it would be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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El Cajon, California, Usa
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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Not much different from when I lived there 40 years ago right above it and saw it every week. No river but it is fun smooth skiing in the early mornings when the breeze is down.

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El Cajon, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Rented a peddle boat. Relaxing and fun looking at the cool houses located on the lagoon. There's a small store of items and clothing. If I was 30 years younger, it would be a really fun place to hang out. Staff very nice and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful Lagoon located in Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA. There are many beautiful areas here to enjoy yourself on the water also their are water sports to enjoy. Their is a fee for the water sports but don't let that bother you come and enjoy.

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southern california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Most people go here to launch boats for wake boarding. It is small but easy to use. I have gone SU paddle boarding in the back channels. they go on for miles. very very nice. You need a permit though if they are checking the day you go. You need to launch paddle board from Bayshore Drive a little east... More 

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time hanging out at Carlsbad Lagoon. We rented kayaks for 2 hours and the rates were reasonable. The staff is young but very professional, organized and nice. Nice to see young people who have a good work ethic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The prices are reasonable. Kids rented paddle boards and it was their first time paddle boarding. The staff took time to show them the how to's. There are picnic tables available, volleyball net, pails and sand toys for little ones to borrow and parking is free. We arrived around 10am and there was still parking available during the week. You... More 

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Overall, it has a good variety of water toys and there is something for everyone. You can stay all day. Use their chairs or bring your own. Being able to see and hear the freeway does make the whole experience of being on a lagoon odd and maybe not what most people envision. My sons had a blast driving the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband had a great time fishing here. Caught and released 5 spotted fish, not sure what they were, within a few hours. Only problem is there is no easy parking, have to dash across the busy street or walk a bit. Hubby says it's well worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First time on jet skis and we loved it. For the most part. My teen was allowed to drive with an adult and he had the time of his life as did my two younger boys. The teen helping us was great. This could have easily been a 5 star experience BUT...we had a few issues. We paid $205 for... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is the only coastal lagoon that has been sullied by watercraft, noise pollution, agricultural run off, SDGE power plant, etc. It is a sad reminder of how not to treat an environmental treasure. Instead, walk the trail by Batiquitos Lagoon just to the south, or the Nature Center at Buena Vista Lagoon to the north, or a bit farther... More 

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