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Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad

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The Batiquitos Lagoon is a coastal wetland and estuary located in southern Carlsbad, in the North County region of San Diego County, California.
Part of the lagoon is designated as the Batiquitos Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area, run by the California Department of Fish and Game as a nature reserve.
The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation is a private non-profit organization that works to preserve the lagoon and educate the public about the natural history of the lagoon. The Foundation operates the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center, with programs and guided walks about the importance of the lagoon as a habitat for birds, insects, plants, fish, mammals and benthic organisms. The nature center is open daily.
The Batiquitos Lagoon is said to have been a trading outpost for pirates in the 1600s. Although no evidence has been found, there is a local legend that claims that there is buried treasure on the island.
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  • a beautiful area for a hike and picnic. lots of artists find a great spot for a new painting... some for sale too. meutermedia  more »
  • Nice flat walk that is good for all types of walkers. Wide path so that dogs can pass each other with out a fuss. Water views are beautiful. Do be sure to take water as this is not available anywhere ...  more »
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  • Easy 1.6 mile walk. Great views and plenty of rest spots to watch the sunset.
  • I love to walk around Batiquitos Lagoon. It is a fairly easy 3 1/2 mile walk. You can watch birds on the lagoon and in the surrounding vegetation, which is very varied and beautiful throughout the year in its different stages.There are nor bicycles - just people and dogs. Most of the time it is very quiet and only the faraway hum of the freeway is heard, which does not seem to be disturbing at all, since it becomes a steady low murmur. You can rest and meditate on may benches with lovely views. Catch glimpses of some great homes and the golf course on the north-side. There also is a lot to see and learn at the information center.

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