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South Carlsbad State Beach

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This narrow beach has historically been described as “cobble beach.” Sand periodically buries the natural seawall of cobblestones for long periods of time. But changing weather and water currents, along with the nearby dredging of Agua Hedionda Lagoon, affect the beach composition.
The park has 220 campsites and two day-use areas. Ponto Day-Use Area, south of the campground, has restroom facilities and requires a parking fee. Visitors enjoy swimming, board and body surfing, and scuba diving. 

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