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Address: Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-438-3143
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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Wonderful Sunset

We were on our way back to the Park Hyatt Aviara and pulled over to watch the sunset at this beach. There were not many folks out and the beach was pretty quiet. It offered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were on our way back to the Park Hyatt Aviara and pulled over to watch the sunset at this beach. There were not many folks out and the beach was pretty quiet. It offered wonderful views of the sun setting and my wife and I enjoyed it. Wonderful vista.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This beach is beautiful! Bring some beach toys and have some fun with the kiddos! I like this beach because it never seems crowded even if the parking lot is!!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Carlsbad State Beach is one of my favourites in the U.S. Stunning, soft white sand and spotlessly clean.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the beach three times in our seven days and all three times it was great. Showers and bathrooms close and clean too. We will definitely be back

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We love this beach. Never to crowded. No Loud music that I could hear. Great place to watch surfers or a sunset!!

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Carlsbad is beautiful, lots of rolling hills very picturesque. Not alot of sandy beaches. but still nice. there are plenty of lookouts for scenic views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Carlsbad beach is a great beach! Very comfortable for families with children. I did not see any homeless people or vagrants on or around this beach like some of the other beaches we visited! The restruraunts, shops and fun of The Villiage are all within walking distance. I saw the prettiest sunset I've ever seen at this beach!

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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A nice clean beach. We saw Dolphins, seals and whales in the water and squirrels running around the cliffs and rocks! The surfers were also entertaining. Every time I went in the current was very strong.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

very clean and close to beach. We liked everything about it. Can't wait to get a camper and head that way again.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is a typical California Beach, surf, sand, waves and of course GIRLS. Nice straight and long sandy beach. Not much more can be said about it. Also, one can walk along the bluff which gives a better overall view. Parking is at a premium, Sunday's are real bad.

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