I’m Thankful for our Carlsbad Beaches

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

I’m Grateful for Carlsbad Beaches

 

I’ve spent much of my life near ocean beaches, and it would be hard to be far away from them. I don’t necessarily want to live right on the beach for a host of reasons but the lifestyle nearby is something I am grateful for.

 

Carlsbad has around 7 miles of beaches for us to enjoy, year-round because of our temperate weather. I appreciate them all and the lifestyle they afford. And with the crowds we see clearly many others enjoy them as well.

 

Carlsbad beach

 

I really appreciate the accessibility to the Carlsbad beaches. Other than pay lots at the state beaches, parking is free along the coast road and in adjacent neighborhoods so anyone can park nearby and walk to the beach. This is a big shift from our experiences back when living in Boston where parking tended to be limited to residents with passes living in the area or really expensive parking lots.

 

The beaches in Carlsbad are NOT limited to the fortunate few who can afford to live next to the beach, but to anyone.

 

Carlsbad State Beach sand castle

 

A bit more about accessibilityknow that certain beaches have to be accessed via stairs which means that those with physical issues or special needs will find access more difficult. But there are a number of areas where access is not by stairs.

 

Moonlight Beach in Encinitas has mats leading to the beach that allow access to those with canes, walkers and wheelchairs; I believe they also have some special beach wheelchairs.

 

There’s something very tranquil about the beach, even when crowded during the summers. I personally find it immediately relaxing to take walks or just sit on the beach, or even just to drive along going to and from appointments. And a special time to enjoy the beach, for me and lots of others, is at sunset to enjoy nature’s beauty. I’m thankful whenever I take a few moments with my camera to take photos to enjoy the beauty.

 

 

I’m thankful every for being able to enjoy a lifestyle by the beach and to enjoy all that beaches offer that suit my style, even if I don’t visit daily (in fact I don’t get there nearly as much as I would like to). And I’m grateful to be able to help others find the right home so they can also enjoy the beach lifestyle.

 

Here’s more thanks, for all that’s done to help preserve our ocean and our beaches, because of Mother Nature’s actions and human carelessness, so everyone can enjoy them safely. I’m very grateful for the private, city, county, and state organizations that are committed to keeping beaches in Carlsbad clean, and dealing with erosion and related issues like bluff collapses that have occurred in several areas along our coastline.

 

This is not an exhaustive list. However, the organizations that immediately come to mind deserving a big thank you include the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, the Surfrider Organization, the California Coastal Commission, the San Diego Coastkeeper, and I Love a Clean Ocean.

 

Thank you!

Comments (27)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I lived on the oceanfront for 18 years. I do miss the beach.

Enjoy the holidays!

Nov 22, 2021 07:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Jeff,

We are on the same page as you when it comes to the ocean.  We need to get out there again and have been really busy creating materials for our client.  Beautiful photos. A

Nov 22, 2021 08:00 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS - for some reason some of us are just drawn to the ocean.  Not just water ... but the ocean ... not lakes, rivers, etc.  The ocean is beautiful and powerful. You have some beautiful beaches to enjoy and be thankful for. 

Nov 22, 2021 09:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff we are also blessed with several beaches within a short distance.  However, we are not blessed with your weather, and year round access to those beaches.

Nov 22, 2021 09:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, if I didn't know how much you loved the beaches, it's obvious in this post, Jeff! GREAT shots too. I could SO get used to your lifestyle!

Nov 22, 2021 07:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI I agree!

Laura Cerrano I find peace at the beach pretty much anytime, even without the sun!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:16 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wayne Martin Not a bad substitute for the Florida beaches, except perhaps in the winter! LOL.

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a good way to put it Michael Jacobs  - the beach has always called to me since I was alittle kid, visiting grandparents regularly in Florida.

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:49 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

True for many, I suspect Nina Hollander, Broker 

I see beach time in your near future Brian England 

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:51 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The parking is a big deal, I think Grant Schneider  It would be tough to have to pay to park just to walk on the beach!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Roy Kelley 

We had a house on Cape Cod Bay for a number of years and I still miss it. I understand your feeling!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Work before beach time I suppose, at least when there are deadlines to meet Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I always enjoy your beach photos!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:55 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There IS something different about the ocean Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  - the sounds, the smell, and I suppose the vastness.

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:56 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I get that George Souto  Somehow the beach looses a bit of its appeal when it's 20 degrees outside and windy.

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks Debe Maxwell, CRS  But you are living a wonderful life on a lake, and that's pretty special!

Jeff

Nov 22, 2021 08:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And, loving every minute of it too, Jeff! 

Hope to see you on our call tomorrow!

Nov 22, 2021 09:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff- I'm with you about the beaches. And while I love being closer to my family and back in Texas, I still miss the beach. The beaches in Delray were similar to yours...you could walk directly from your car to the beach...easy access. 

Nov 23, 2021 10:41 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh Yes Jeff Dowler, CRS not only the beautiful beaches and sand but the sound of the water crashing against the sands seem to calm the savage beasts inside of all of us doesn't it 

Nov 23, 2021 12:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy Streib 

Such a big change for you, but so nice to have family around. We would not leave CA because of family in LA.

Jeff

Nov 23, 2021 03:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

You are SOOOO right Hannah Williams . No doubt the beach is a wonderful place for many.

Jeff

Nov 23, 2021 03:36 PM