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Carlsbad State Beach

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Address: Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-438-3143
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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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Sunny day, frozen water

Big beach, family oriented , surfers .beautiful day around 28 a 32 C , long beach , lots of seagull and other animals. Beautiful Sunset

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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brasil
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big beach, family oriented , surfers .beautiful day around 28 a 32 C , long beach , lots of seagull and other animals. Beautiful Sunset

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BALTIMORE
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68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The boardwalk in Carlsbad is nice, but the beach is kind of marginal. I prefer Moonlight Beach in Encinitas or Torrey Pines beach for nice beach walks.

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Thank WALTER S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made a short visit to Carlsbad during a stay in southern California and loved my walk on this beach. Would love to go in a warmer day to enjoy a swim.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to relax on a clean beach in a great local town, come to Carlsbad State Beach. Parking can be an issue especially in the summer but you can park on the side streets for free. Its a great place to walk with both an upper and lower walkways. Great to meet locals and tourists alike.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to see the sunset! Beach is very clean and not too crowded. Close to everything and a fun place to be!

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Isleton, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach access varies by season and tide and free parking is available. I wish Oceanside had better access. Beach abounds in Oceanside but so do parking meters and meter checkers. Ticket purported to be $40 and it's practically guaranteed if you forget to feed the meter.

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Thank Elizabeth T
Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice long stretch of beach, beautiful views. Lots of people, lots of traffic. Lovely sunsets Good flat walk above beach

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this quiet area, nobody was at the beach because it was January, but we loved sitting in the sun and watching the waves. I even saw some whale spouts!

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san diego, ca
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126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk, run, bike..........this is the place. LOVE the fresh ocean air, the waves, the view. My top place in san Diego North County to run.

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San Marcos, California
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorites to camp. The site is always clean and ready to enjoy by the time you check in. close to local shopping center with grocery, coffee shop, subway, other fast foods make it real convenient. can ride bikes everywhere. in the middle of two towns also make it nice.

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