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Beach camping on the bluff above the beach.
Does not get much better than a tent trailer backed up to the fence line - windows unzipped - down comforter - pillows - sounds of the wave and the sea breeze blowing through the trailer! Best...More
Carlsbad beaches continue the vast expansive beach experience that is common on the Pacific, not as wide as many beaches in Mailibu/Santa Monica for example, but filled with surfers and sunbathers with amenities and lifeguards. Wish the sand were whiter, but looked clean nonetheless. Nice...More
This beach is located in Carlsbad California. My son and I have been coming to this beach for years to surf and have fun with friends. The surf is nice for beginners and advanced surfers. The beach is clean and free of debris. There are...More
Nice beach but small parking lot. There aren’t really any places within walking distance so bring food with you to the beach.
The waves are very big. There’s some seaweed but not an uncomfortable amount. We saw dolphins swimming in the waves - so cool....More
I loved the area and the pictures say it all. Long stair case gets you down to a rocky beach. The camping however is dusty and the washrooms are sub-par. I guess it should be expected for a provincial park and for the price.
This is a 'continuous stretch of beach that extends several miles toward oceanside - perfect for long walks. A few spots may get your wet due to either low sand or high tide ... and bottom in some areas is irregular so you can go...More
These waves were massive. The 8 and 5 year old kids had a great time playing in them and body surf as they crashed onto the beach. But they were too large to let them swim out in. We lucked out with parking in the...More
I live near a beach that has a worldwide reputation for surfing and body surfing. But this beach adds the cleanliness of a well-maintained beach. The sand is clean the water is clean and the waves were a blast to play in for kids to...More
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
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 it. Up until about 2 years ago, we walked there, as it is easier to hear the waves and watch ground squirrels. However, the sidewalk is easy and relatively flat. Most of Carlsbad is flat and walkable, including with a walker or cane. We often also walk above the flower fields, even when they are not in bloom. This gives a different view of the ocean. To get there, drive south on the Coast Hwy to Cannon Rd or Palomar Airport Road and turn left. On Cannon, you would turn right onto Legoland Drive and then keep right on Armada rather than continuing to Legoland. Park anywhere along the road there and walk. Also, the Gemological Institute of American allows people to visit the museum part of the Institute, with AT LEAST ONE DAY's notice. Look it up on line and contact them with the day you would like to come. I think the hours for guests are 1 - 3:30 pm, M-Thurs. This is fascinating if you are at all interested in gems, rocks, petrified wood, etc. If you turn on Palomar Airport Rd, you'd go to the traffic signal past Costco (on the right) and turn left onto Armada.