South Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad

4.6
#1 of 12 in Parks in Carlsbad
Surfers and swimmers alike share the crystal clear waters belonging to South Carlsbad State Beach. Take advantage of theĀ 8 km (5 mi) stretch of beaches bordering coastal bluffs. You can try scuba diving, swimming, fishing, and beachcombing here. With its sparse population, shared mainly by residents of campsites on the cliff tops, this beach is a quiet site. Several different areas offer amenities--such as showers, Wi-Fi, and a camp store--spread out along the cliff tops. From the top, enjoy panoramic views of San Diego beaches. To access the beach, head down one of the many wooden staircases. Be aware that lifeguards are not always on duty here. Put South Carlsbad State Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Carlsbad trip itinerary tool .
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4.6
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  • Great for sunset-watching and strolling. Parking is easy along the 101 here. Beach is clean and other visitors have been mellow when I've been there.  more »
  • Absolutely love any beach. And this one is no different. The surf vibe, all the lifegaurd towers, the volleyball nets, showers. Everything is there! Just get in the water.  more »
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  • Great views. Great public access, and public safety.
  • Very beautiful views ,I could live there forever.

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