The Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad CA

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The Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad

 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is another of Carlsbad aquatic treasures. It’s one of 3 lagoons in Carlsbad, in addition to the Batiquitos Lagoon in south Carlsbad, bordering the Aviara area, and the Buena Vista Lagoon, to the north of Carlsbad Village and bordering Oceanside.

 

Click photo below to tour the Discovery Center

 

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon extends inland not far from Cannon Road to the ocean. A number of residential communities bordering the lagoon in this 92008 zip code have wonderful views extending to the ocean

 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is the only one of Carlsbad’s Lagoons where water sports are permitted; to the far west along the freeway on the north side of the lagoon is an area for paddle boarding, jet skis, canoes and other water sports at California Watersports.

 

Bristol Cove is a residential area on a small cove on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon where you can actually have a boat moored right outside your home, offering the least expensive waterfront property in Carlsbad. Bayshore Drive in Bristol Cove offers public access to the lagoon.

 

Agua Hedionda Lagoon

 

To the far west just before the lagoon flows in and out of the ocean along the Coast Road, just south of Tamarack Beach, you’ll find public fishing, and the Carlsbad Aquafarm with farm-raised Blue Mussels, Pacific Oysters and Ogo (edible seaweed)…a favorite place to spot lots of Brown Pelicans who obviously know where there might be some good eatin’! And according to Wikipedia there is also a White Sea Bass hatchery operated by the Hubbs-Seaworld Institute.

 

There are miles of trails to enjoy around the lagoon, with views of the hills, the lagoon, and a residential area, as well as the Encina Power Station and a number of high-tension wire towers and power lines, certainly not the most picturesque aspects of the area.

 

Agua Hedionda Lagoon trail

 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center, owned and operated by the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, is well worth a visit, at the far east end of the lagoon along Cannon Road; the entrance to the Center and parking area, plus access to trails, is off Cannon. There are wonderful exhibits and lots of information about the lagoon, the history and culture of the area, preservation activities, and so much more. In the parking area you’ll even find a coffee shop/café – Café Vacanza!!

 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is well worth a visit, whether enjoyed at the ocean end, while having fun with the water-sport of your choice, exploring the Discovery Center, or walking some of the trails. Please be mindful of this aquatic treasure and avoid littering or polluting the trails and the lagoon itself!

 

Pelican at Agua Hedionda Lagoon

 

Would you like to live nearby and have views of this wonderful Carlsbad treasure? You can! Search for homes in the 92008 area using the link below.

 

SEARCH FOR CARLSBAD HOMES FOR SALE IN 92008

 

Search for Carlsbad homes for saleOr you can search for all homes for sale in Carlsbad (single family detached, condos, town homes, twin homes) by clicking the photo to the right. 

 

I would be pleased to answer any questions you have about the Carlsbad housing market, and in particular the 92008 area by the beach. Give me a call at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JeffDowlerSolutions@gmail.com and we find the right time to sit down and discuss your housing needs and budget, and make a plan to get you into your new home in Carlsbad in 2017!

 

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Rainmaker
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Jeff what a great post you've written on a beautiful area. I wonder who originally named it Agua Hedionda? In Spanish it means Hideous Waters. And it is the exact opposite!

Mar 29, 2017 07:58 AM #1
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Wow that is a really cool place and one that I would go to for sure!

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Jeff, What a lovely place to visit. Those photos are very inviting. Time for an early vacation.

Mar 29, 2017 08:24 AM #3
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This looks like a great place to hang out and enjoy the wild life.

Mar 29, 2017 09:24 AM #4
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jeff - That's a great natural resource with a huge variety of uses. It's so nice having access to those features and the wildlife that inhabits the area.

Mar 29, 2017 01:26 PM #5
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Kathleen Daniels
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Jeff, No doubt I would truly enjoy this place ... and could spend hours there just being with nature and taking it all in. 

Mar 29, 2017 05:24 PM #6
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Good question Maggie Dokic  - I imagine it is part of the history. I looked it up and it seems there are a number of translations of Agua Hedionda, none of them very pleasant. LOL

The Discovery Center is very cool, but a walk around the lagoon is very special - we are so fortunate these are preserved for all to enjoy Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

Jeff

Mar 29, 2017 08:53 PM #7
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Thank YOU for the kind words Jerry Newman  Not sure my photos do it justice!

We are, indeed, very fortunate for these natural resources Dick Greenberg 

Kathleen Daniels  - I think you would actually enjoy the Batiquitos Lagoon even more - I do, for a number of reasons, including seeing the fish jumping in the lagoon, the egrets nesting in the trees, and 6 miles of walking trails - and no high tension wire towers to mar the views!!

Jeff

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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Jeff -- I like the question by Maggie Dokic along with your answer --- reminds me of La Cienega in Los Angeles which literally means the swamp... 

Mar 30, 2017 08:01 AM #9
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LOL Michael Jacobs . Makes you wonder what they were thinking. Maybe a contest to come up with the worst name? 

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