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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Carlsbad State Beach, also known as Tamarack Beach, stretches from the warm water jetties, just south of Tamarack Avenue, to Frazee Beach, near Carlsbad Village Drive. The beach is ideal for the family and kids, the state beach offers swimming, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing and beachcombing. Many people fish off the Carlsbad jetties, both near Tamarack beach and the campgrounds. The Carlsbad Seawall, a paved 4-mile walking path along the coast, extends from Carlsbad Village drive to Cannon). The seawall separates The beach from Coast Hwy 101, where you can find people walking, jogging, and cycling. All throughout the day you can see joggers, walkers, cyclists and roller-bladers cruising up and down the path. This is definitely an active city. Carlsbad State Beach offers an amazing view of the sunset. Every night people gather at the north end of the beach, on the bluff (towards the village) to watch the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean. The palisades and walkway atop the Seawall is another romantic spot for watching the sunset and enjoying the ocean view. Amenities Restrooms: A restroom and a few rinse-off spigots are located near the parking area. Picnic Area: Two of five picnic tables on the paved walkway are generally accessible. High-low drinking fountains are accessible Beach Regulations NO dogs (must be on 6 ft leash at campground) NO fires (BBQs available at the campground) NO alcohol/glass containers NO vehicles on beach Restrooms available Showers available Hours Open 5am-10pm Parking If you’re feeling lucky, try the small beachside lot on the west side of Carlsbad Blvd where Tamarack Ave intersects. But don’t fight too hard to get into it. Better chances are along Carlsbad Blvd and on the surface streets near the beach. Ponto Beach, just south of the campground, has a pay lot. The beachfront closest to the parking lot is flagged for surfing only. There is more parking along Carlsbad Blvd and nearby residential streets. Lifeguards Yes. Lifeguard towers 21-28.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lots of seating outdoor and indoor. Great food and the perfect spot for large groups and families during the day and early evening. Live music or karaoke most nights. On the weekends The Coyote becomes more of a night club in the later evening hours. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“Good pizza and amazing beer. If you like beer, seriously... Pizza Port beers are amazing! It’s also family friendly, walkable to Carlsbad Beach, and right in the heart of Carlsbad Village.”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great for a special night out. Excellent food & cocktails. Would not bring young kids on weekend nights. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Across from Tamarack State Beach, great views, outdoor seating, great food.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Din's is nostalgia for me, one of the first places a friend brought me, more years ago than I will mention, lol. I have taken all my friends from back east, my parents and my kids here for a true welcome to a southern California experience. Patio overlooks the ocean. Great for people watching joggers and dog walkers passing by. If you are lucky, you may find yourself dining on an evening the trumpeter appears on the outdoor patio and plays taps at sunset. Really awesome....”
  • 18 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Eating out on the patio is fantastic, inside is a bit noisy. it gets busy by 6pm, no reservations taken. Tuesday night is Taco Tuesday. Lunch is available also.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast and lunch spot. Indoor and outdoor. Great sandwiches and fries. Indoor and outdoor seating. Walking Distance”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Coolest spot to have a morning coffee surrounded by succulent plants. this is a great place for good coffee, all the milk alternatives, a few snacks and a cool location unlike any other, ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great vegetarian restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Great teas and coffees too!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place for happy hour or dinner, always fun people to meet & Jim the bar tender is great.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“On Wednesday afternoons, this wonderful outdoor marketplace, where you'll find the usual market goods, produce that is mostly organic and fresh bread, seafood and baked goods.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Great Sushi, and a great atmosphere. It's fun, and hip so it can get loud on a Friday or Saturday night. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Grab the beach cruisers and take ride to the Compass for happy hour. This place has yummy food awesome service and a hip vibe.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pub
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“Everything here is great. My mom, born and raised in Ireland, ordered their bread and Irish butter to go after our meal. Irish bar has more than a dozen beers on tap, pub food, live music, trivia nights & patio fire pits.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely cozy environment, great mexican mochas and tons of different eggs benedicts! ”
  • 14 locals recommend