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Address: Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-438-3143
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Description: This nearly five-mile stretch of beach is popular with families but also...
This nearly five-mile stretch of beach is popular with families but also draws surfers and skin divers to the water and runners and cyclists to the boulevard bordering the beach.
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Nice beach, roomy and clean!

This was a great beach. Restrooms were clean and well maintained and there was plenty of space. Beautiful outing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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curitiba
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My idea of a great beach is a beach with warm, clear, water and low and longer breaks. So my opinion may not be reputable for others who define "great beach" in a different way. I thought it was rather clean. They change their porto potties and clean the bathrooms in the area quite often, I'd say. The coast was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great beach. Restrooms were clean and well maintained and there was plenty of space. Beautiful outing!

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san francisco
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Carlsbad for a few days and decided to come here after our second day at Legoland. Gorgeous, clean and ample of parking around.

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Buckeye, Arizona
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The beach was very nice and water was great. The two places we stayed were terrible. West Inn and the Tamarack Beach Resort.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A lot of families there. The kids had fun playing in the waves and digging for sand crabs. We liked staying across the street and being able to walk back & forth as we pleased.

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New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a great beach in So Cal that isn't packed with people, this is the place. The parking is either cheap or free depending on exactly where you park. My family and I spent 3 days on this beach and only actually paid to park once ($10 for the whole day). There are lots of places to... More 

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Lancaster, CA
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Carlsbad beach is a Beautiful beach, with beautiful sunsets. The water is super clean and clear. Lots of beach to walk. The swimming was not so good, but OK.

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Banning, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a very nice beach. Initially concern about finding parking, but found one up close and quick. Beach was not crowded at the time we went, 2-4pm on a Thursday. Waves were calm and just right for my kids. We will definitely visit again.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Popular with surfers and swimmers and families. Not enough restrooms, though. Water temperature is nice on July, there are posts to hang your volleyball net and also Life savers are on duty most of the day

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fantastic, clean beach. Not too crowded but just enough people to be interesting people watching. The waves were perfect size for my young ones. Great location also, just steps away from restaurants and bars.

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Address: Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-438-3143
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad

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