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Surfing, shopping and seaside lodging near Tamarack, the boardwalk is the giant sea wall in coastal Carlsbad California. Over the past few decades this small seaside community has transformed from a sleepy surfing spot to an upscale tourists village. New large scale resorts & condos, renamed streets & the nearby theme park, Legoland, has helped contribute to it's growth. Take the train, this is a stroll-able seaside town!
elevation: 42'
population: 112,299
zip code: 92008


Beach front cliffs & seawall. Beach access with parks & lagoons.

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San Diego County
North of San Diego
on Interstate 5



  • flower fields (springtime)
  • biking & rentals
  • beaches
  • shopping
  • surfing
  • Legoland
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • South Carlsbad State Beach
  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Agua Hedionda
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Moonlight State Beach
  • South Ponto Beach
  • Batiquitos Lagoon
  • Poinsettia Park
  • City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department

  • Big Waves at the Agua Hedionda Breakwater,  Carlsbad CA
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