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Carlsbad Lagoon, Carlsbad

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  • Went with family for day of activities in the sun. DON'T DO THE AQUACYCLE! It's difficult and not worth it; wish I'd done the paddle board instead. We hardly went anywhere on the cycle despite our con...  more »
  • What a fun place for the entire family. We rented SUPs and kayaks and went for several hours in large lagoon. You can also rent boats and jet skis. It's nice that they separate the jet ski area from t...  more »
  • Carlsbad Lagoon is a great place to take the whole family or group of friends. We went and road the Wave Runners and hung out . It was a great time. There's lots to do. Right off I5 and easy to get to...  more »
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  • Used a Groupon to go paddle boarding. The check in is pretty smooth. You have to sign an electronic waiver. Then you get your gear by the shore. The attendants are friendly and will give you a quick run through of the rules and will guide you on the use of your equipment if you need any help. The lagoon is pretty big. The center is reserved for jet skis and boats. Depending on how many are out there, there can be a lot of waves created from their use that affect everyone with a paddle. But overall it's a great place to get some sun and have fun.
  • I almost gave 5...It was a nice place to go for a friend's birthday. Our first boat overheated right after the first attempt of going wake boarding. We ended up helping our amazing guide, Mike, literally swim and tug our boat back to the dock. We got another go at it and it was awesome. Mike had great music and a great attitude the entire time. Now, the reason I gave it a 5 was because I don't think our boat just died on us like that... I am asking the management to please work on keeping all equipment safe so no one has to get bumped and everyone has a great time.
  • The folks who work there were very nice and helpful. They gave all the kids SUP lessons, helped fit them in their life vests and were super encouraging for the more anxious ones! A great time was had by all!
  • Have gone here for SUP and kayaking. Has been a good trip both times. A good place to go if you need to rent water equipment. Not the best place to go if you have your own, the water areas are restricted and I believe there is a fee to set in with your own kayak or SUP if you aren't renting there.
  • Definitely a lot of fun for everyone! The excitement in the air is contagious! The only thing is it may be a tad pricey but if you love the water, it's worth every penny.

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Accommodations in Carlsbad run the gamut from quaint bed and breakfasts to five-star luxury resorts. You can stay in the heart of the action by booking a room downtown, where you'll be near the beach and have access to the city's most popular bars and restaurants. If you've come to town to explore the area's renowned golf and tennis opportunities, look for resorts with excellent facilities in La Costa, a suburban residential neighborhood. If you seek a more rustic experience, take advantage of the city's mild weather and natural surroundings by camping on Carlsbad State Beach.
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