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Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-3143
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Beaches
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Was too cold when we went. Its actually a nice place to go jogging/run. Was very close to our hotel.Nothing really special on this beach

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Barstow, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We did not have a hard time finding parking kinda just drove around and found a dirt lot for free parking. This Beach is a rocky bring tennis shoes to walk and sandals or bare feet for the seashore.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Bocce ball, Frisbee, run or walk? It's for you. Sit and stare at the ocean, it's for you. Dig in the sand and bring a snack, it's for you! There are no bad days at this beach!

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Carlsbad, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the best beaches in California, clean & wide, never too crowded. We walk there very often, leaving nearby. Have experienced some beautiful sunsets there. Highly recommended.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love this beach. The sand is clean, level and wide. The best part is all year round you have a choice of three paved levels to stroll/jog/or walk on for almost a mile. When our grandchildren were little, we used the stroller for lovely walks. The panoramic sunsets at this beach are hard to beat. Several good restaurants are... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The beach is a lovely place to walk or sit & watch the ocean. It is all good. Also a great place to watch the surfers

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Carlsbad, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This beach is pretty, laid back, not terribly crowded, close to downtown Carlsbad. Great views from the street walking path, the beach level walking path or the beach. I'm local and come here frequently. Enjoy!

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Southport, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just feels special. Can imagine all those California Dreaming songs and movies. Can not think off this place without wanting to be there. Will always be a part of me in Carlsbad

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Orem, UT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This beach is no where near as busy as the other beaches we went to and was great. I'm not a surfer, so take this with a grain of salt. The waves didn't seem as big as other beaches and we didn't see many surfers there compared to the other beaches.

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Pasadena, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stopped by here in the late afternoon and it was pretty deserted, the kids had a great time collecting seashells and other treasures in the surf. It appeared to be a fairly clean beach.

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