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Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-3143
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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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.

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El Paso, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Our family came here on a whim after our trip to Legoland. The beach was clean and our kids found some really great shells.

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Denver, Colorado
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205 reviews 205 reviews
30 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The beach wasn't busy, though we saw a few brave souls in the water and a few runners. Nice packed sand for easy walking -- probably best to wear shoes or sandals if your feet aren't hardened. We parked near an easy access to the beach and there was a restroom there. Also a lifeguard post. It's a great place... More

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Oceanside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

You can enjoy peace and quiet just North from The Carlsbad Inn Beach and Resort... or stay put and watch the amazing athletes surfing

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

On a beautiful November day with water temps in the mid 60s what's not to like? My son and his friend were surfing and I just hung out watching and wondering if they know how good they have it. The only disappointment that day was not seeing any dolphins or whales, but they will be migrating soon.

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Sacramento, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

From surfers to many who just walked and enjoyed the scenery, this part of the Pacific coast is accessible to everyone. I was amazed to see RV's could rent a space and tents could be pitched, just feet from the beach and ocean. Loved the fact that development has not made the coast a preserve for just the rich.... everyone... More

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I live in Orange County to many people surf here so it's easy to catch waves in Carlsbad less people.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Clean, fun for kids, great for beginners or advanced surfers or just for leisure swimming. Perfect for sunsets for people running and just walking and enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite all-time beaches. The sand is nice and easy to walk in. The ocean is clean and beautiful. It is such a picturesque place. If you're looking for a peaceful outing, this is your beach. Easy access from the main part of Carlsbad.

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nw wa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Beautiful beach, beautiful sunset, worth every minute spent there, highly recommended place to visit and spend some time

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the movies and the songs, they talk about the beaches of California. The sand, the surf and of course the girls. The beaches are a beautiful white sand that caresses you feet with every step and softly supports you body as you soak in the sun, surf and majesty of the day. Facilities depending on where you are on... More

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