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Batiquitos Lagoon

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Address: Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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Since moving to the area a few months ago, I discovered, while doing my usual daily walk, a little trail along this wonderful lagoon. It's on the end which flows into the ocean... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since moving to the area a few months ago, I discovered, while doing my usual daily walk, a little trail along this wonderful lagoon. It's on the end which flows into the ocean, and from that particular vantage point, there is the most lovely view of the ocean, the coastal highway, the train, and most importantly, the wildlife! Thousands of... More 

Thank kasadalace
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From afar, the lagoon is a lovely natural feature. As it is tidal influenced, its attractiveness will vary with the tides. In any case, it is not a particularly attractive place close up for walks. The beach would be more preferred for a nature walk.

Thank daggertravel
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to go for a nature walk. It's virtually all on the flat and is a good wide walking trail. The start of the trail is quite noisy due to traffic on the I 5, but the further on you go the quieter it becomes. There's lots of bird life and vegetation with wild flowers. It's... More 

Thank jenniej29
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our walk at Batiquitos Lagoon was a highlight of our trip. The trails are nicely maintained, as is the visitor center (open 9-12:30), and there are shaded benches all along the way for rest stops. There's a nice variety of trails: the north end trail is low in the rushes for an up close experience, and the north side trails... More 

Thank CH200
Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice wildlife preserve and lagoon. Easy to get to and parking easy. Trail is well kept up and runs along a PGA golf course.

Thank bailey b
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439 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a nice place to take a family stroll or a good place for a fast exercising walk. You will see lots of wildlife and lots of flowers. It is very nicely done.

Thank Rebel82
Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The lagoon is clean, the trail is well maintained. There are places to sit and birdwatch. Big trees offer shade from the sun. Nice place to either exercise or have a romantic walk or be with the family or friends. Bring your own water and food!

Thank rorlando618
Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a peaceful place for a morning (or any time of day) walk. You'll see singles, couples, families walking together. Dog-friendly (on a leash). Beautiful nature alongside the lagoon. A very easy walk.

Thank KellyS61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Actually it is a very nice walking course with the view of lagoon. Although it is a little noisy because it is by busy freeway, But it was OK. The only thing I couldn't stand was the strong Sewer smell from the gate for about 200 yards. I think there are a sewage treatment plant at the gate. Other than... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was looking for a comfortable place to take a walk, filled with beautiful foliage and views of the water, and some birds swimming around. I pulled up to the Batiquitos Lagoon parking lot and found myself on the trail circling the water. I only walked about an hour, but could have gone further down the trail, and I stopped... More 

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