Carlsbad State Beach

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About Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad

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 generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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Scenic Carlsbad Bike Tour with Lunch
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Enjoy your next trip to the San Diego area with a guided bike tour! These two tour options offer scenic routes through Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the Sea, Solana Beach and Del Mar with great local food and drinks.

Carlsbad Village Food and Walking Tour
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This Carlsbad village tour features 8-9 mouth-watering food samplings at unique eateries with insightful historical, architectural and cultural presentations! Enjoy Carlsbad's specialty foods, including the now famous cinnamon rolls from Cafe Topes! Learn about the history of California wines while sipping some of the local favorites. The goal is to entice your taste buds and stimulate your mind with the sights, flavors and way of life in Carlsbad.

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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.

  • 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!

  • The loveliest of all beaches I visited while in the San Diego area. Clear water, beautiful cliffs, relatively empty beach (even on a holiday!), and ≈6ft waves on a day that was below average elsewhere. I still dream about it.

  • The best so cal state beach campground. That is if you are on the bluff side. otherwise do not even go. The highway side is miserable, Hot and noisy. Unless you are just going to sit inside of your RV and watch TV all day. Which surprisingly a lot of people do.

  • Lots of great camping sites. Easy access to the beach. Clean bathrooms and showers. Fire pit site makes great burgers! (bought the wood at the camp ground store.) Will definitely visit again soon!

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