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“great beach”(158 reviews)
“clean beach”(89 reviews)
“nice sand”(16 reviews)
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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.
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Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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+1 760-438-3143
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take time to visit this park! It was clean, beautiful and family friendly. The park ranger was super friendly and gave us great tips on local attractions. The colored rocks are a great attraction and a great souvenir!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These beautiful beaches are some of the best in California worth a visit if you're in the area. The beaches are wide the beaches are open and there's plenty of room to Players Sports and you can walk along the beach from many many miles...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KurtP445
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time chilling and watching the surfers. Very clean beach with tons of space at this time of year. Fixed Volleyball nets are also available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JBGoode441
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice but a little too many rocks and not much sand to walk on. You access shore by stairs from the above cliffs.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Alma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We, two adults and two kids, enjoyed this beach immensely. Great for posting up with some beach chairs and kickin it while the kids make sand castles and play in the waves. Better for kids at low tide. Volleyball nets had plenty of activity and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NicoFoster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach 🏖 It has plenty of parking there are also parking lots for 10 dlls. Great place to go for a walk. It’s so clean. Lot of trash cans. There are volleyball nets. Clean restrooms. You can acces with a stroller. Great for pics....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CaroToFlo4
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I was in Carlsbad in October on business. Went to Carlsbad beach and enjoyed a lovely stroll along the beach, probably walked 5 miles or so on it. Great way to kill some time and a change from sitting in hotel bars and restaurants. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jimmy A
Reviewed 28 November 2018

You will see incredible sunsets! Also a great beach to take a relaxing walk and enjoy the sounds of the ocean.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank livingtheqlife
Reviewed 28 November 2018

very clean and walking on the road was very pleasant viewing beach from above. Plenty benches to sit. Plenty restaurants around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yogesh S
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Clean restrooms. Cleaned daily. Plenty of toilet paper. Beautiful bluff side campsites with a wonderful cool breeze. Very nice and helpful staff. Beach is a bit rocky, not much shoreline and is close to a bustling roadway but the campground makes up for it. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R A
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Gattamom
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
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Jcart13
11 October 2017|
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Response from cowgirl509 | Reviewed this property |
yes, all the above and water fountains too
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skk69
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
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