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South Carlsbad State Beach

San Diego, CA (Downtown)
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Ranked #55 of 235 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Camping, Swimming
Description: RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My nine year old had a blast . Told me he did not know it had such nice beaches in the USA being used to the warn waters in the Caribbean isles where we live .

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Chino Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The walk to this beach is short and you can use the equipment from the resort. We got lucky and had the front parking space and luckily we had our beach equipment.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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769 reviews 769 reviews
372 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Gorgeous place to run, walk, surf, or just spend the day on the beach. What a beautiful place! I highly recommend a visit here. It's just too stunning to pass up!

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Whittier, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wow this campground is amazing. Right on the cliffs of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Camp sites are rural. No Electric or Water in the site. There are clean showers and flushing toilets through the campground. New to the campground are full hook up spots. Very clean and big. The walk to the beach is quick. Either a ramp that puts... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The sand was clean with very little seaweed. If you want to surf or boogie board, it's a great place to do that (especially for beginners like my son). There is beach parking however it fills up pretty quickly so get there early. There is a small fee to park. Has restroom facilities and a shower to wash off before... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

very nice and family beach. We spent a day there and we loved it. Good and quiet to go with kids. There are some stones in the beach, good to play with!!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Middle East
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The Map location of the South Carlsbad State Beach is pointing to an old park, fenced with graffiti. My family and I have spent quite some serious time in the car to reach a place not relating to the description. I hope no one follows the map as honestly as we did and gets misdirected. To whomever put the directions... More

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los angeles
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been camping at South Carlsbad State Beach many years... never get tired of it. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach; stroll on the beach; play in the sand; swim in the ocean or surf... It's a nice place to relax while staying close to civilization. Supermarket and restaurants are walking distance. Weather is nice year round.... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to this beach for over 30yrs off and on. We have come the last 2 yrs., still great views and bathrooms are good. But some of the sights need work. Our fire pit is barley holding on. They only have a few working stairwells to the beach so depending on where your site is you might... More

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Beaumont, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First time staying here, not disappointed! View is to die for! We went to sleep with the soothing sound of the ocean waves and ate dinner with the ocean views with dolphins and even saw a whale! So awesome will be back!

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