On the Pacific Ocean and bordered by two lagoons,Buena Vista and Batiquitos to the north and south, Carlsbad is a water sports paradise. There are 7 miles of beautiful beaches for sunbathing, barbecuing and surfing, and its salt water lagoon, Agua Hedionda, is a haven for boating and skiing. Bird wildlife can be found around the lagoons as they are a major migration way station.
Carlsbad is famous for its flower fields and is also home to Legolandtheme park andLegoland Sea Life Aquarium,as well as proximity to a variety ofup-scale resorts. The area offers championship golf and tennis and an abundance of other recreational activities, including two skate parks. Carlsbad boasts excellent schools, and has been highly rated as great place to live and retire.
Referred to by some as “The Village by the Sea,” Carlsbad has a quaint seaside village with boutique shops and cafes, and even hosts a Farmers’ Market. It has a regional mall and several high-tech industries are based in the area. It also has its own single-runway airport, McClellan-Palomar airport, and the Museum of Making Music. The community has a thriving tourist industry, and is 87 miles south of Los Angeles – and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, conveniently connected to the city by the Coaster commuter train.