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Address: Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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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Fabulous sunsets, clean beach and great campsite

South Carlsbad State Beach is wonderful place to beach camp. From your camp spot you can watch dolphins play in the surf, take in the most amazing sunset and enjoy a walk along... read more

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

South Carlsbad State Beach is wonderful place to beach camp. From your camp spot you can watch dolphins play in the surf, take in the most amazing sunset and enjoy a walk along the beach. The water is perfect for a swim or boogie board. A great beach for the kids to play games and fly kites. The beach is... More 

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

all the way from new York - it was a great experience to spend time on a California beach...easy access and close to town and facilities...

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walked the beach and enjoyed the view. Beach is not huge, but it is very pretty and in good location. Not likely to be crowded, like other local beaches.

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Hooper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The beach is lovely and clean, safe place to for an early peaceful morning walk. Great way to keep fit during your vacation, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Would absolutely love to visit again.

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Lebanon,Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend a day. Clean. close to downtown Carlsbad and good restaurant. Great sunrises and sunsets!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a whole lot of rocks instead of sand, maybe just in the place I was at. I haven't been to a beach since 2005 very different

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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlsbad State Beach Is kept pristine: clean bathrooms, and showers. A lot of sand volleyball courts available, also. Many Hotels and B n B right across from the beach. And lastly, great tasting food places with outdoor seating in the town of Carlsbad.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this beach to be wonderful. Clean, not busy, and great to view sunsets. We stayed on the beach for a week vacation and it was perfect walking and relaxing. Be sure to stick around for the sunset...a small community of regulars come around and you can hear musicians, visit with young and old couples, and experience a great... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always been in love with the ocean, the waves, and their soothing songs. Whenever we go to a beach city, we always try to make at least some time to stop by a beach to get wet or just sit quietly enjoying the vast nature. Carlsbad State Beach is only about 5 minutes from the famous Flower Fields... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the dirtiest, ugliest beach I have ever been too. The water looked disgusting. The sand area was horrible. There was no natural beauty to this place.

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