Beach Fest 2013!

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2013 Video Highlights!

Our Mission

The Carlsbad Beach Fest™ mission is to promote clean beaches, clean oceans, public stewardship and public awareness through education and outreach.

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Carlsbad Beach Fest™ is a project of the community! The Beach Fest is organized by the California Beach Foundation Inc. (CalBeach), who works in close partnership with California State Parks, the City of Carlsbad and local businesses and residents.

Special Thanks!!!

Carlsbad Beach Fest™ is supported by hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors, and community sponsors.

A special thank you to CA State Parks, the City of Carlsbad, and to our donors, sponsors, and attendees who make it possible to stage this annual event and maintain its long-term sustainability.

2014 Carlsbad Beach Fest Video!

Check out some video of the 2014 Carlsbad Beach Fest!  This year marked the 7th anniversary of the event and some who have been involved from the very beginning have said this year was the best Carlsbad Beach Fest yet!

Carlsbad Beachfest 2014 from Maha Calderon on Vimeo.

Carlsbad Residents Can Look Forward to $665,000 in Beach Upgrades

Source: Jennifer Vigil, Times of San Diego

Carlsbad plans to invest $665,000 in a number of beach improvements, including shoring up an eroded coastal bluff on Carlsbad Boulevard between Tamarack and Pine avenues.

The beach includes walkways, landscaping, benches, picnic tables and a restroom, areas which fell into disrepair, according to the city, because the state Department of Parks and Recreation lacks the funds to maintain it. The state agency is responsible for most Carlsbad beaches.

Photo credit: City of Carlsbad.
Photo credit: City of Carlsbad.

As a remedy, the city will partner with the state on the work. After the initial repairs, the city estimates it will cost $115,000 annually for upkeep.

The city also needed to take action to allow city workers to enter the state-controlled areas to improve the picnic facilities along with restoring the bluffs. The City Council issued its approvals this week.

“We want our beachfront to be the best it can be for our residents and visitors, and by partnering with the state we’ll achieve that goal,” said parks and recreation director Chris Hazeltine said in a statement. “The beach contributes greatly to our quality of life and our tourism economy.”

The city has earned praise from Heal the Bay for the quality of its water, despite the needed beach repairs.

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