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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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Beautiful west coast beach!

On our way from Carlsbad Village back to our hotel, we pulled over and spent half an hour at Carlsbad State Beach. There were hardly any people on the beach, which was fabulous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
apollinax
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Victoria, BC

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Victoria, BC
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our way from Carlsbad Village back to our hotel, we pulled over and spent half an hour at Carlsbad State Beach. There were hardly any people on the beach, which was fabulous. Our kids just played in the surf and in the sand. The only down side was that there was a lot of tar in the sand and... More 

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Morden, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being a prairie boy, I couldn't come to California and NOT get my feet wet in the Pacific Ocean. And this was the beach we randomly selected. The water was too cold for swimming, but the family still had fun kicking around in the waves. I'd love to come back.

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Los Lunas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time playing at the beach. Clean and family friendly crowd. Beautiful view! Easy to find parking with short walk to access beach. Parking along the road is free if you can find a spot. We had no problem. Restrooms, restaurants, and shopping nearby.

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Thank Victoria B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great, relaxing beach trip. We enjoyed the quiet, less touristy beach experience. We have stayed at and visited other beaches in this area and this was the most low key and relaxed beach trip we have had. No stalls with touristy purchases, no busy quaint evening beach fire breather. No stands with food to purchase. It was quiet... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there last week, and while this time of year has a lot of fog on the coast, this beach is fantastic. We played catch with our kids, had dinner on the beach and watched the sunset. It does have sand and fist-sized rocks, so bring comfortable footwear if you plan to walk around. The sunsets are gorgeous so stick... More 

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Thank Sam R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to walk on Carlsbad State Beach and sometimes it is impossible because of the large rocks that the surf has deposited the night before. And sometimes within a few days the surf takes them all away again and leaves a beautiful sandy beach for walkers like me.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would get up early and finish work early to watch sunrises and sunsets from here. It was close to my hotel and they had plenty of parking. Very clean and well maintained

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Carlsbad and frequently drive up to Carlsbad State Beach to enjoy the sand, sun and fun. We like to walk north to Oceanside and then walk back. It's a great family and tourist beach.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a workout, long stretches with stairways throughout. Clean. Walkway wide. Jetties beautidul

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Middletown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The. Each was very clean unfortunately the fog was very thick couldn't see very far kids had fun playing in the sand locals were very friendly around town

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