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South Carlsbad

State Beach - California

South Carlsbad State Beach is a beach located in Carlsbad, California. Known for being a place for swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing, and picnicking, the campground, which is led by the stairway from the beach, is very popular during the summer. This beach is located immediately south of Carlsbad State Beach.



Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 Map of Santa Ana in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Santa Ana - 1947

Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 Map of Santa Ana in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). South Carlsbad State Beach is a beach located in Carlsbad, California. Known for being a place for swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing, and picnicking, the campground, which is led by the stairway from the beach, is very popular during the summer. This beach is located immediately south of Carlsbad State Beach.
PELICAN POINT GROUP CAMPSITE: This site will accomodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. Up to 2 vehicles may park at the site, all others must park in the parking lot. Maximum vehicle length is 35 ft. MOTORHOMES AND TRAILERS are limited to 35 feet. SPEED LIMIT: The speed limit is 15 mph. Use good judgment. Children are at play. GARBAGE: Household garbage only. Please take your large items (chairs, carpet, boxes, etc.) home. PETS/DOGS: Must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and be under owner control at all times. Except for service animals, dogs are not permitted on the beach. Pets/dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night. Noisy/vicious animals are not allowed. Please clean up after your animal. SUBSTANCES such as Ajax, Comet, and diatomaceous earth may NOT be scattered on the ground. These items poison nearby plant life, marine life, and can be harmful to humans. CAMP STORE: Open March through October for firewood, ice, and groceries. SQUIRRELS/WILDLIFE: Do not feed them to avoid disease, overpopulation, and property damage FIRES AND FIREWOOD: Fires are allowed only in established fire rings. NO beach fires. Do not leave campfires unattended. PLANTS: All plants are protected. Do not cut or attach items to plants. Do not damage berm or place equipment in plant area between campsites. GENERATORS: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. only! QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. NOISE: Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, regardless of the time of day or night. VISITORS: Non-registered guests must exit by 10 p.m. (quiet hours). CURFEW: All visitors under the age of 18 must be in their campsites between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. TRUCKS: Passengers may not ride in the beds of pickup trucks (including those with camper shells). California Vehicle Code (CVC) laws apply. THEFT WARNING: Keep your vehicles locked and your valuables out of sight. Report any suspicious activity to the park staff. BICYCLES: Allowed only on paved roads. Bicycle riders under age 18 must wear a helmet. Bicycles ridden after dark must have a light. Please ride safely. MOTORIZED SCOOTERS: Operators must have a driver’s license or permit to operate. Helmets are required (CVC 21235). RECYCLE: Recycle bins are provided for your aluminum cans and plastic bottles. ACCESSIBLE PARKING : All vehicles registered in the campground must park within campsite limits. Please leave accessible parking spots available for those using restroom facilities. ACCESSIBLE CAMPSITES are 16, 77, 87, 97, 108, 119, 126, 148, 153, and 184. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the entrance kiosk at (760) 438-3143. BEACH WHEELCHAIRS are available to visitors at no cost. Check out a wheelchair with a photo ID at the campground entrance kiosk. The wheelchair is located in the South Ponto Day-Use lot. GROUP EVENT INFORMATION: The South Carlsbad campfire center is available for group events. Restrictions and a fee apply. For event applications and information, call (760) 438-0707. LIFEGUARDS: In addition to mobile lifeguards, summer towers are staffed 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; spring/fall — limited tower staffing; winter (November-March)—no towers are staffed. Ask about current conditions/beach safety before you swim! BE SAFE AT THE BEACH: The ocean can be dangerous at any time of the year and in any location. Every year people drown because they do not understand the dangers posed by the massive power and strength of ocean waters. Learn to swim (before you go) and never swim alone! Do not turn your back at the ocean. South Carlsbad State Beach 7201 Carlsbad Blvd. • Carlsbad, CA 92008 • (760) 438-3143 INLAND CAMPSITES $35.00 OCEAN CAMPSITES $50.00 INLAND HOOKUPS $60.00 OCEAN SINGLE HOOKUPS $75.00 OCEAN DOUBLE HOOKUPS $100.00 This popular bluff-top campground is located 3 miles south of Carlsbad, 50 miles north of San Diego. Stairs lead to the beach. For more information, visit the California State Parks website at PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into the park. Use the self-registration system if the entrance station is closed. Campsite fee covers ONE VEHICLE. All extra-vehicle fees are collected upon arrival at the park entrance. OCCUPANCY: Only eight (8) people and three (3) licensed vehicles per site. No equipment in the planted areas, please. One vehicle fee is included with the reservation; second and third vehicles are an additional $15 upon entry. During the peak season (March - November), campers and their equipment are limited to seven consecutive nights and must vacate the park for 48 hours before they may return for additional nights. During the non-peak season (December - February), campers and their equipment are limited to 14 consecutive nights and must vacate the park for 48 hours; then, they may
T his southernmost part of the Golden State, with its warm beaches, sculpted bluffs and historic adobe buildings, has been a mecca for individuals seeking a better life. Today, more than ever, it is the destination of millions who pursue the modern equivalent of the “California Dream.” Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. California State Parks does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (619) 688-3260. To receive this publication in an alternate format, contact: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P. O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service Discover the many states of California.TM San Diego Coast State Parks 4477 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 688-3260 Cover photo courtesy of Susan Myrland. © 2002 California State Parks (Rev. 2009) Printed on Recycled Paper San Diego Coast State Parks T he San Diego Coast is world famous provides beach-level camping between the communities of Coronado and Imperial Beach. Day-use beach access is available from Carlsbad State Beach to Border Field State Park. Early California history, recreational opportunities and natural wonders await you in San Diego Coast state parks. of Spanish soldiers, priests and explorers led by Captain Gaspar de Portolá and Franciscan Father Junípero Serra, arrived in what is today San Diego. They built a chapel dedicated to Saint Diego and a fort on what is now Presidio Hill just to the east of present-day Old Town. As time passed, the town built up around a typical Spanish plaza, and the first San Diego community was born. Since 1769 it has known the rule of Spain, Mexico and the United States. Today the historic park reflects the cultural elements of its exciting and romantic past. Guided tours are available. For more information, call (619) 220-5422. for its mild year-round climate. This fiftymile stretch of coastline, from the U.S. Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton to the Mexican border, contains some of California’s most interesting and rare examples of natural and cultural heritage. San Diego’s early history comes alive at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Old Town San Diego State located in the heart of the city, and at San Historic Park Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, near San Diego’s famed Wild Animal Park in the Explore the rich heritage of California by north county. touring the unique museum exhibits and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, the shops in the historic adobe buildings of Old home of rare and endangered Torrey pines, Town San Diego. Today’s Old Town bustles lies thirty miles north with activity while of the Tijuana River preserving the National Estuarine essence of one of Research Reserve California’s earliest and the international settlements. border. The On May 15, 1769, Research Reserve an overland party provides protection for a designated Father Junípero Serra “wetland of national importance” and offers an educational Bandini House in Old Town San Diego facility for students and visitors. San Diego Coast state parks provide visitors with three areas for camping and many day-use beaches. South Carlsbad and San Elijo State Beaches in the north county have full-service campgrounds with all the amenities except hookups, and Silver Strand State Beach in the south county Painting of early San Diego by Lt. William H. Emory, 1846 San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park An award-winning visitor center interprets the Mexican War, as well as the history of the San Pasqual Indians and the development of San Pasqual Valley. On a cold, wet December 6, 1846, in the valley known as San Pasqual, United States General Stephen Watts Kearny and his soldiers met Whimbrel 80 armed Mexican Californios under the leadership of Andrés Pico in a battle for the sovereignty of California. The Battle of San Pasqual was the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican War. For more park information, call (760) 737-2201. Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad State Beach is one of San Diego’s most popular beaches. The Tamarack Avenue area is a favorite surf spot. The reef provides gentle waves, perfect for long and short board surfing. Certain areas are set aside for swimming only. A seawall promenade stretches from Pine Street to Tamarack Avenue and offers views of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. From the walkway, visitors may watch marbled godwits and whimbrels troll the beach and gulls, cormorants and pelicans fly over the waves. Marine mammals such as dolphins, sea lions and harbor seals splash offshore. Carlsbad State B

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