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“Glorious Sunset!”

Carlsbad State Beach
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$85.00*
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Scenic Carlsbad Bike Tour with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 63 things to do in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Woodland Hills, CA
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161 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Glorious Sunset!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

what a beautiful sunset we all watched together! worth keeping the kids up a bit later! nice family atmosphere along the beach too. easy parking!

Visited June 2013
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Joliet, Illinois
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I don't think there is a "bad" beach in Carlsbad-love walking in the morning looking for shells and coming back later in the day to enjoy the sand and water.

Visited June 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bring a Wet Suit”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

After growing up on the beautiful, warm, sunny blue water beaches of the Gulf Coast, I have to say that this was a disappointment. There were gnats everywhere and the water temps were absolutely FREEZING! Even in August! The water wasn't all that pretty, the sand on the beaches wasn't the beautiful white sand I had anticipated, and the overall experience was one I should have passed on. Coming from a true Beach Girl! If you like to run and exercise on the beach, I think it would be a nice trek, but for casual fun in the sun, not so much!

Visited August 2012
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice Beach.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stop by, it's worth the time. A great place to people watch. Carlsbad's beach is certainly one of the best. Always enjoy.

Visited May 2013
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Riverside
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice beach”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

nice beach, great atmosphere. there are parts along the beach you have to trek down the side of a hill or walk down the road to a easier place to enter beach.

Visited May 2013
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