Surfers and swimmers alike share the crystal clear waters belonging to South Carlsbad State Beach. Take advantage of the 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 .
South Carlsbad State Beach Reviews
Beautiful town of Carlsbad is blessed with a beach designed to attract families for activities such as surfing, running, volleyball, picnic and fishing. Bonfires are not allowed. Decided to visit afte... more »
Parking was nice although a small lot. We were there early around 8 am for 2 hours. By 10 lot was full. The beach is nice & uncrowded. Bathrooms are clean. Getting into the water is a bit tricky. It d... more »
Beautiful place..Clean and great place for the family
Absolutely beautiful sunset. Black and cream sands swerve around a multitude of various colored rounded rocks. Gentle and long waves as people surf. A happy place.👍😊
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