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For some great surf, head to Tamarack, the Warm Water Jetty or the Terramar, near the lagoon. Beautiful sea walls and a myriad of facilities offer swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and beach-combing.
Photo Credit: Donna Pagakis
Carlsbad State Beach is located on the San Diego Coast. This small beach is located at the foot of coastal bluffs, south of the town on Carlsbad, on Carlsbad Boulevard, Highway S21 at Tamarack. There is terrific state park parking right on the beach, a lifeguard station and easy access (no bluffs), which is great for families with kids or people with mobility issues. This is almost like a two-for-one deal, as South Carlsbad State Beach is just down the road!
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Some state parks close to Carlsbad include: