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“great beach”(159 reviews)
“clean beach”(91 reviews)
“nice sand”(16 reviews)
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.
Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-438-3143
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent two nights at the campground. Very quiet, beautiful views, great for families. Restaurants and grocery very close

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cindy D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Clean, quiet beaches with a relaxing feel. A little piece of paradise. With great surrounding shops, eateries and hotels to plan your visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank olivemonkey81
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice and quiet beach! A lot of seals and waves 🌊 Bring your ball or volleyball net and just have a great time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 265eileens
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very crowded beach. We often go here for walks and time alone together. Beautiful views of the ocean from the cliffs. We love it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank P7288ZNrussells
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very expensive for a state park with no hookups ($50 per night).They do have a dump station for an additional $10.Park is very nice and right above the beach. Spaces are tight for a larger RV.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sandawilliams
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Beach is easy to Access and have a Nice boardwalk so you can walk along the Ocean. It seems like a popular Place to walk and run.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FruAlice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent at least two hours each day that I could wandering along the beach, great surf and lots of surfers. Not over crowded and very clean, kids would love it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tod A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is very nice, be warned though, parking is limited as is the sandy areas of the beach. There are a lot of rocky areas with rocks that are smooth and average 4 inches or larger. That makes them precarious to walk on if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ramon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I appreciate the natural beauty of this rocky stretch of beach. Even though it is winter, and 55*, it was a beautiful, sunny day. We enjoyed searching amongst the different stones to find a few to polish. A few parents with small...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Soulmates2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is nice, clean and relaxing. This beach has a nice walking path which is convient especially if you have a stroller. It did not appear overly crowded which was nice as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank twanishaw
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1 March 2019|
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Response from 2015KandP | Reviewed this property |
Google "Reserve California". Sorry this site won't allow me to simply post a link. Also, if you're out of state, here's the contact info for San Diego Coast North Sector Office 2207, 2680 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA... More
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