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Carlsbad State Beach

Contact Information

(760) 438-3143

Park Hours

Dawn to Sunset

Driving Directions to Carlsbad SB

The beach is located on Carlsbad Boulevard, Highway S21 at Tamarack in Carlsbad.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

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Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Carlsbad State Beach is located on the San Diego Coast. It offers swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and beachcombing. This small beach is located at the foot of coastal bluffs, south of the town on Carlsbad.

So Cal Surf operates at two convenient locations in Carlsbad during the months of May through August providing surf lessons to the public.  For more information please contact So Cal Surf at http://www.socalsurflessons.com/ or telephone (760) 672-2770.

Service Reductions
California State Parks is implementing service reductions in order to meet Department budget cuts this fiscal year.  Service reductions implemented Fall 2009 through Summer 2010 include reduced lifeguard service and trash cleanup.  Visitors are encouraged to 'Pack it in, Pack it out', so the beach remains free of trash.  These service reductions are designed to ensure that California State Parks achieve cost savings, minimize disruption to visitors as much as possible, and maintain revenue at the highest level possible.

Location - Directions

The beach is located on Carlsbad Boulevard, Highway S21 at Tamarack in Carlsbad.


Available Activities and Facilities at Carlsbad State Beach

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Fishing
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible