Carlsbad Sea Wall Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Carlsbad Sea Wall Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carlsbad, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and surfing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

no dogs

This trail is the Carlsbad sea wall, and it is extremely popular with local residents. You have the beach on one side and the coast Highway on the other with street parking along the trail. Nice place to walk on a sunny San Diego day, but don't expect to be the only person there.

5 days ago

Legs work out if you stay on the sand

23 days ago

Very nice place to walk. I run along that stretch of beach as well.

walking
2 months ago

The busy, concrete walkway bustled with joggers, speed walkers, families, young couples, and elderly couples. An easy walk with numerous entrances onto the beach and to the street above. A few surfers and paddlers were sighted on the water. Free parking is limited to the streets, but you can pay for parking at the southernmost part of the walk near the power plant. Loads of Pikachus, adorned in festive red and white Santa Claus hats and aquatic Pokemons! ;-)

trail running
5 months ago

6 months ago

We love this walk. Ocean is right there and sidewalk is large. Lots of people watching. This is the equivalent of east coast boardwalk walking without the shops.

10 months ago

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED!! found out the hard way once we were there and had to walk up above on the crowded side walk with our dog, otherwise I'm sure it's a lovely trail wish dogs could enjoy to!

walking
10 months ago

It's a tourist beach walk..and if you want to get caught up in the latest beach fashion pretty lame...

11 months ago

Beautiful California beach walk in Carlsbad.

walking
11 months ago

Did this trail twice in two days, so yeah, I love this trail. It's also a very busy trail. The Sea wall part of the trail down on the beach is awesome, but it's pedestrians only, so the sidewalk up top can become overcrowded.

walking
Monday, November 21, 2016

More of an urban beach experience... go early in the morning before traffic and you can hear the ocean for most of your walk. Always a great spot to catch a sunset!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

This beach walk is actually in the quaint Carlsbad Village area, with restaurants, shopping, etc. It's magnificent on a clear day at sunset :)

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
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2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Thursday, January 14, 2016

walking
Thursday, June 12, 2014