Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad

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Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad

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Carlsbad State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, USA, located in Carlsbad. It is a San Diego County beach with coastal bluffs. Popular activities include swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, and beachcombing. Many visitors camp on the campsites on top of the cliffs. Access to the beach is through the multiple staircases and also one ramp. Amenities include showers, bathrooms, electricity, water, Wi-Fi, and a camp store. There are 220 campsites total. The 44-acre (18 ha) park was established in 1933.


Overview of Carlsbad State Beach

Walking past the city of Carlsbad, you will come across Carlsbad State Beach. Carlsbad State Beach is not the prime point of interest of Carlsbad. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.

Attractions like Terra Mar Point are the usual crowd pullers of Carlsbad and you might easily miss out Carlsbad State Beach amidst these top things to do in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad tours ideally do not include a visit to Carlsbad State Beach.

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  • Great location.. lots of traffic and heavy staff presence. Lovely view and sites are affordable street side. Beach side sites are double the cost. Little to no shade but tall shrubbery do provide privacy. Minimal to no amenities are found on the sites. Sites are numerous and often booked early.

  • Beautiful camping on the Pacific Bluffs. Friendly staff and hosts. Would've given 5 stars, but their reservation system is funky at best, mainly if you're trying to book for the next day cancellations. Only way to do that is get in line at 6 in the morning, then wait there till 8:30 for them to let you know...

  • Super nice state beach with showers and bathrooms. Some sites have hook ups, most are dirty unless they are a handicapped space which is asphalt. Steps down to the beach. Grocery store close by. Love this spot.

  • Noisy, but very family friendly, kids everywhere. Nice beach below. Not good if you want seclusion, but great if you just want to go hang out at the beach for a few days. The sites are okay for tents, but it really is more of an RV campground.

  • The camp store is the best in the parks system. The guy is real cool and his prices are very decent. You can always walk over the Ralph's across the street if he doesn't have something that you need. I don't like that they cut down most of the bushes between the sites. It was nice not having to see everyone around you at night. Otherwise AWESOME!

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