Carlsbad State Beach

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 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.
Latitude/Longitude: 33.1581 / -117.3497

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