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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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Paddle all day!

We've been coming to the Carlsbad Lagoon for a long time and we love the standup paddle boards. We've taken wakeboarding lessons here too. Great instructors and friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Rusty M
Encinitas, California

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Encinitas, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We've been coming to the Carlsbad Lagoon for a long time and we love the standup paddle boards. We've taken wakeboarding lessons here too. Great instructors and friendly staff.

Thank Rusty M
Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Celebrated my daughters 19th birthday with the family at the Carlsbad Lagoon. Decided to do the activities at the Lagoon verses going to Sea World. November 1st turned out to be a GREAT weather day! The temperature for this day was excellent and the wind was minimal. The crowds at the Lagoon were not that bad. A few dozen people... More 

2 Thank Simone4RELoans
Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great little lagoon just to the east of I-5 in Carlsbad, California. This ocean-fed lagoon is open to public use and there is a water sports office located right on the edge of the bay. Moving farther to the east, you'll see lots of stand-up-paddlers (SUP's) and people enjoying the white sandy beaches on each side of the lagoon.

1 Thank John D
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Whether your pleasure is SUP or motor boating or operating boats by remote control the Carlsbad Lagoon has lots of fun to offer.

Thank Eva T
Oceanside, California, United States
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Decided to go with my daughter to try stand up paddle boarding at the lagoon. We had a coupon from Living Social for a 2 hr rental. I've never done this before, and also don't swim very well at all. Told the rental company and they said no problem, and suited me up with a serious life jacket. They gave... More 

Thank Pat F
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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221 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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.

Thank Bobb L
El Cajon, California, Usa
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank K D
San Diego, California
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97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank 1ibrahim
southern california
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank gonebutnotdeparted
2 reviews
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.

Thank daytona5

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