State Beach (aka Tamarack Beach), with its four mile beach and jogging
trails (one high on the bluffs and another and down at the beach), is
popular for day use and BBQs. It offers swimming, surfing, scuba diving,
fishing and beachcombing. It's also close Carlsbad Village (the downtown
area) on the top of the bluffs where you can grab something to eat. The
beach is at the foot of Tamarack Avenue.
Carlsbad Seawall runs from Tamarack Surf Beach to Pine Avenue
lot is located next to the beach from Tamarack Avenue
State Beach offers camping on bluffs overlooking the beach and ocean.
Reserve early - the campground is usually full (and crowded) on weekends
and in summer. There are no day use facilities in the campground and it's
more isolated than Tamarack Beach. Anyone can use the beach for the day.
It offers swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing and picnicking.
under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, or provide upon
arrival a letter from a parent granting permission to camp. All juveniles
must be in their own campsite after 10 PM.
hours are 10 PM - 6 AM. Visitors not staying overnight must be out by
is limited to 8 people maximum and is designed for individual family
use. Large groups require a special event permit.
precautions to prevent theft by securing property.
fees are $14 to $16 per night. The
camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and one legally towed vehicle
or trailer. The park staff will collect any extra vehicle fees upon
entry. Campsite is limited to 3 vehicles, including a trailer. There
is no parking in the area for more vehicles.
must be on a leash less than 6 feet at all times, and are prohibited
on the beach and outside at night.
stay during High Season (June - September) is seven nights. All persons
and equipment must vacate for a minimum of 48 hours before beginning