Carlsbad Things to Do - Visit the Lagoons

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 The Batiquitos Lagoon Carlsbad is unique among other coastal San Diego communities in that it has 3 lagoons within its boundaries, providing unique recreational opportunities, as well as environmental and preservation challenges. (photos are all of the Batiquitos Lagoon - the top left photo of the Batiquitos Lagoon IS a bit hazy, but that is true of summer days when looking out to the ocean, with the marine layer and all, espcially from a distance. I have yet to see it crystal clear)

Lagoons are fairly shallow bodies of salt or brackish waster separated, typically, from the larger sea by a sand bank, reef or similar structure. There are often adjacent wetlands.

 At the north, on the border of Oceanside, is the 350-acre Buena Vista Lagoon (Spanish for "good view"). This lagoon, owned by the California Department of Fish and Game, is managed as a nature preserve and is a fresh water lagoon.

In the middle of the coast is the 388-acre Aqua Hedionda Lagoon, the only lagoon allowing recreational activities. There are 3 areas of this lagoon: the western portion is reserved for personal water craft; the middle is for powerboats only, and the eastern portion is for passive use, i.e., water vehicles without motors (sailboats, kayaks).  

        

And to the south, on the Encinitas/Leucadia border, is my favorite, the Batiquitos Lagoon, 526 acres. The resort residential area of Aviara and the Four Seasons Aviara Resortborder on the lagoon, with wonderful views from many of the Aviara homes (especially in the Bella Lago and Isla Mar neighborhoods), the golf course, and the resort itself. This game estuary and bird sanctuary is great for birdwatching - there are lots of egrets nesting in the trees, and numerous other species of local birds as well (pelicans, gnatcatchers, and great blue herons). There are several miles of trails (on the North Shore) for walking and running, so this is a very popular area for residents and hotel guests.

        

The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation has installed a number of informational boards that provide details about the area fish, wildlife, plants and the history of the lagoon.

Carlsbad, and the state,are to be commended for their foresight for setting aside these areas to be preserved and for the enjoyment of the residents, in perpetuity.

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Hi Jeff,

I really wanna start examining your layouts to try to copy some from you cause you do a really great job - love that blue background!

Sep 02, 2007 04:27 AM #1
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Jeff, You are really the Carlsbad area expert. I truly enjoy reading your Localism Posts.
Sep 02, 2007 04:56 AM #2
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Hey Jeff,

Nice blog. It makes the area look even more enticing. Will have to check it out on the way to SD.

Sep 02, 2007 04:59 AM #3
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Jeff,

I don't get to see much of the mountains. It seems to intrigue me every-time I do...since we are basically under water here versus being above sea level:) Very nice shots.

Sep 02, 2007 06:25 AM #4
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Lisa - Thanks, What a nice compliment. Let me know if you have any questions - we can discuss on the phone.

Jeff

Sep 02, 2007 08:49 AM #5
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Thanks, Mana. I appreciate your kind words.

Jeff

Sep 02, 2007 08:50 AM #6
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Thank you, Tina. It IS a pretty nice area. And we are only 30 miles to downtown San Diego. Thanks for the comments.

Jeff

Sep 02, 2007 08:51 AM #7
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Neal-  Never having lived in an area that was flat I have a hard time imaging it. Have been to Florida many times and it always struck me as to how flat it was. Didn't realize it was so much below sea level. Thanks for the comments.

Jeff

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Jeff, you do live in a beautiful part of the country.  These picture are outstanding as well as your write-up that goes along with them.
Sep 02, 2007 12:51 PM #9
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Thanks, George. I think so too. But I love New England, too, having spent 20 years, and ther are some gorgeous places there too. Thanks for your compliments. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Jeff

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This is truly a beautiful area and your presentation was excellent.  I could see myself having fun watching the birds.
Sep 02, 2007 03:57 PM #11
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Jeff - Such beauty! and you write about it better than anyone.
Sep 03, 2007 10:51 AM #12
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I was looking at the photos on the 4 seasons Aviara webpage.  Wow!  Makes one want to hop a plane.
Sep 04, 2007 07:10 AM #13
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Jennifer - sorry I am late getting back. Thanks for your comments - yep, the bird watching is cool, even if you aren't a true birder.

Paula - thank you, what a nice compliment!

Jeff - yep, the Four Seasons is pretty nice. I have stayed there, and we get over for dinner on special occassions. The views are incredible. Good way to treat yourself. So come on out!

Jeff

Sep 06, 2007 12:57 PM #14
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Carole Cohen
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Three lagoons, that sounds like paradise to me. Your latest post brought me here and I have to say the photos are serene and magnificent, on both posts.

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