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Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-438-3143
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (147 reviews)
“clean beach” (83 reviews)
“soft sand” (14 reviews)
Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-438-3143

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Carlsbad State Beach is relatively clean and has a cliff side camp ground if you are looking for camping. There are restrooms but you will need to walk a bit to get there. There are also cliffs at most of the state beach stretch so...More

Thank Char B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family and I visited the beach. It's a beautiful beach at the end of the city. Very close to restaurants. Hard to find parking. You have to walk down steps to get to the beach. We stayed till sunset. It's probably the most beautiful sunset...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beach is small, and the sand is a bit dirty (although there was a volunteer helping to clean up the trash). Just pick the adjointed beach, which is a few mins away. There's a life guard and biger amd cleaner.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice beach to stroll along the seashore. Quiet and serene, but not desolate. Several surfers. Pleasant atmosphere

Thank reisermedfamilie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice Beach. Love how it has lots of sand and is not all rocky. The downfall is that there is a lot of trash! I spent a few days picking it up and cannot believe how many bags of trash I had! Very sad!!

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to take a walk. Park in the lot by Carlsbad Village for free and walk to the beach. You can walk along the sand, on a path along the beach or up above at the street level. Of course if you are into...More

Thank seven_done
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not great, not bad. Has a parking lot, but fills up quickly. Lifeguards are at this beach, but not full time in winter if you go south of jetty. The water is cold, especially this time of year (Nov.).

Thank tweetysurf3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach to visit for the day! Clean white sand and gorgeous blue water. Nice waking path along the street and facilities. We found a lot of cool shells and saw a lot of pelicans. Not at all crowded during the week.

Thank Tia E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sand is so soft. Long beach gentle entry. Lovely spot the rest and relax. Located right next to the village there is a bike path to ride along from above the beach u will not be disappointed

Thank djdebbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is well mantained area, sidewalks for walking along the beach or above the beach, flashing crosswalks for pedestrians, just a beautiful area. Many good restaurants on other side of street.

Thank mssuther4005
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Linda J C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am a Carlsbad resident and my husband is 98 years old. We like to park near the Best Western and walk the sidewalk above the beach. There is also a sidewalk down close to the sand, with a sloping asphalt path down to... More
11 October 2017|
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Response from cowgirl509 | Reviewed this property |
yes, all the above and water fountains too
19 July 2017|
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Response from Mtrip2129 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking along the road but we didn't go to the state beach