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Carlsbad Lagoon

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Address: 4215 Harrison Street, Carlsbad, CA 92840
Phone Number: +1 760-434-3089
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Fun in the Sun

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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carlsbad
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fantastic lagoon for water sport activities. We've spent almost a day here did kayaking and it's beautiful to the jumping fish around you. Only issue is that there is no toilet around here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We rented a kayak to float in the Lagoon. What a beautiful sunny day to just float around on the lake it was a little crowded but very enjoyable.

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Thank Lschlauch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I rented a boat with driver so my niece and nephew could learn wake boarding. Great driver, very patient and nice to boot. They had a great time

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