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“great beach”(150 reviews)
“clean beach”(82 reviews)
“nice sand”(15 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 via mobile

The best time to visit this beach is after 3 pm when all the tourists leave to clean up for dinner. 😊 But, even during the day, it's not too crowded. The sand is amazing and the sunsets are breathtaking.

Thank JayandNikole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.We were in other beaches in California and among them this is the most clean. Even it is October is a little crowdy here. Entering the ocean is easy. The sand is like a powder.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful huge beach. The waves are gigantic and the water is very rough. Not too busy. Easy to walk to from the nearby hotels.

Thank T2310SBlaural
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking view of the ocean. Yes in October. The crowd was lite. Plenty of benches to enjoy. We saw 5 dolfins swimming very close

Thank Trek222000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Autumn is a particularly nice time of year to visit. Parking is generally available for free on the side streets and then you simply walk across the drive. Carlsbad is extremely pedestrian friendly in that the crosswalks flash to alert drivers. If you prefer not...More

Thank 2015KandP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach- very clean with pretty good access, lots of beach rocks, wonderful long beach to WALK & ENJOY THE SURF

Thank rk g
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live near the ocean and go to many beaches SC is one of the best for the whole family- Nice people and a wonderful setting

Thank billmcgrathphd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is absolutely beautiful. Very long. Soft sand clean water. I'm going back again today for the third time in a row. I love this place. One of the prettier beaches I've been to in California.

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank PlatinumHoney
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October 18, 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
October 10, 2017|
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Response from cowgirl509 | Reviewed this property |
yes, all the above and water fountains too
July 19, 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