Interstate 5 Freeway
Exit Poinsettia Ave. Go west.
Turn left onto HWY 101.
Access beach at the Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park approximately 150 yards north of La Costa Ave. Parking here is $10.00 for the day.
If you reach the signal at La Costa Ave. you have gone to far. You must make a u-turn and travel south on Hwy 101 again to reach parking.
Free Parking on Hwy 101:
Dirt/Sand lot just off of Hwy 101, just south of the jetties
Located approximately 150 yards north of La Costa Avenue on west side
Walk on beach traveling south (approximately 800 yards) into Encinitas waters/ Sea Bluff beach
Look for the yellow Surfin Fire easy-up canopy
Free Grandview Parking Lot:
Take Hwy 101 just past La Costa Ave.
Turn right on Grandview, go to top of the hill
Turn right on Neptune, take to street's end
Parking lot on your right
Access beach at stairs (a lot of stairs!)
Surfin Fire is about an 800 yard walk north on the beach
Look for the yellow Surfin Fire canopy
You may arrange for an instructor to meet your child at the top of the stairs for 'Drop-Off' and 'Pick-up', please call the main office (760) 438-0538 for this to occur.
Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park:
Situated off of Hwy 101, veer right to enter lot just after the end of the dirt/sand lot
Pay $10.00 at parking permit machine
Enter on to beach and travel south approximately 150 yards
Look for the Surfin Fire easy-up canopy
Annual State Parks- Parking Permit:
Available for purchase at the Carlsbad State Camp Ground Kiosk ($195.00 for the year)
Permit can be displayed when using the Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park