Ponto Beach is a popular with both families and surfers. At this Carlsbad Beach some free parking spots along the road.
Beachcombers often find sea shells during low tide here. This stretch of California coastline is perfect for strolling or jogging because it is flat and your route can be as long as you feel.
This beach is one of the many fine Carlsbad Beaches you would enjoy if you are planning a beach picnic, go boogie boarding or surfing, or join in a volley ball game.
This is a great beach for families!
The shoreline is fairly flat here, and it's easy to keep track of young beach goers.
Sand castle building, relaxing with a new bestseller or strolling the shore are all enjoyable pursuits. Some of the areas on the northern reaches of the beach have some pretty cool sea shells and sand dollars collecting and occasionally an interesting piece of driftwood.
Note that there are portable type restrooms here at this Carlsbad Beach in north San Diego.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months from May through October.
Surfers find that the sandbar reef break offers both super lefts and rights when it is firing. Long rides can be had as a reward for paddling out.
Many local schools hold their surf meets here. The wave are usually dependable, and there rarely are crowded conditions
Each year the local Lions Club sponsors a day at the beach complete with surf lessons for the visually impaired.
Learning to surf can be a challenge, but imagine if you were blind?
A few of the more daring visually impaired surfers learned new surfing tricks.
This beach is affectionately named "Dip in the Road" by the locals. When you visit this stretch of coas highway, it will be apparent how it got it's nickname.