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Carlsbad Lagoon

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Address: 4215 Harrison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3558
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+1 760-434-3089
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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So much fun

this place is really nice and clean and so much fun, not that much busy, you can rent all the equipment from kayak to jet skies. it was really fun with family to rent a boat for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tehran, Iran

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Tehran, Iran
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is really nice and clean and so much fun, not that much busy, you can rent all the equipment from kayak to jet skies. it was really fun with family to rent a boat for an hour around $130. also, you can do barbecue !!!

Thank Mamali001
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My family and I have returned to this place for each of the last 6 years when visiting Carlsbad. So much Fun, and good value for the price too.

Thank jefferyarnold
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315 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful area with public access. Tidal so it cleans out regularly. No swimming allowed but one can fish. Halibut caught in winter back in the shallows. SUP, boat and jet ski rentals near hi-way and Adams. Only lagoon with water sports.

Thank Alan K
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What a fun way to get outside and have some exercise to boot. We had 3 families with 8 kids and 4 water toys - 2 kayaks and 2 SUPs. That provided enough seats for all the kids whenever they wanted. They paddled, kicked, and stroked around the peaceful Lagoon. Even the adults had light bumping jaunts across the lagoon.... More 

Thank SF_SanDiego_76
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I went for our anniversary and had so much fun! Would highly recommend the waverunners, but they also have stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.

Thank Gina D
Moab, Utah
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92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Carlsbad Lagoon is also known as Agua Hedionda which means stinky waters, named by the Luiseno Native Americans long ago. Locals do refer to it as Agua Hedionda but also use Carlsbad Lagoon as names. At the northwest end is Carlsbad Sports which offers a variety of activities like SUP, waterskiing, jet skis, waterwheel trikes. Plan to stay a few... More 

Thank Vendrizzi
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Carlsbad Lagoon offers its visitors with a variety of activities ! Paddle boarding , jet skiing , kayaking , water skiing , you want to get wet ? this is the place !!

Thank bartongrasshopper
Bristol, Connecticut
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Lagoon was very quint. It had a lot of options if you wanted to do things such as jet ski, paddle board, etc.

Thank Bran T
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The lagoon has two distinct personalities: The west side near where the equipment rentals are located is busy with jet skis where you can fuel your adrenaline. If you prefer a quieter experience with nature, paddle your SUP or kayak east and enjoy calmer water and enjoy the lovely estuary. There is also a small public beach at the northeast... More 

Thank Molly W
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Recently went to a work function hosted at the Carlsbad Lagoon and they did a fantastic job! HR did a lot of the setup work but they pretty much gave her free range to set up like she would like. They provided her with some of the tables and we had the furthest end of the beach to ourselves. They... More 

Thank Chicklet2016

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