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Image Source: visitcarlsbad.comare city-run beaches. The South Carlsbad State Beach has campgrounds where visitors can pitch their tents and make camp. Tamarack Beach - also known as Carlsbad State Beach, is a family-friendly beach that has may amenities. It also offers swimming, beachcombing, surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking, and fishing. If you are up for some walking, running, rollerblading or cycling, The Carlsbad Seawall, offers a paved 4-mile walking path to get your blood circulating. South Carlsbad State Beach - Unlike Carlsbad State Beach to the north, this beach is rather remote and has fewer amenities, except for the campgrounds. The quality sand in this beach makes it a top choice for a little privacy walking and jogging. Popular activities include picnicking, swimming, surfing, fishing and, sunbathing. South Ponto Beach - This family-friendly beach has one of the widest beaches in the county. Offers a wide variety of activities including sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and much more. Bring your own net and play beach volleyball with your friends and just simply have a great time. The beach is also a hot spot for surfing and runs occasional surfing events. North Carlsbad Beaches - Conveniently located near Carlsbad Village, from Oceanside border to Pine Ave. These beaches are open to the public. However, they do not have any lifeguard services, restrooms, showers or other amenities. Terramar Beach - Fancy a surf? Located South of the Carlsbad Power plant and North of Palomar Airport Road is a hidden beach typically known as the go-to spot for local surfers. There aren’t lifeguards on duty, however, lifeguards do roam the area in their vehicles.
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The Original BathsCarlsbad was named after the city of Karlsbad in Bohemia, now Karlovy Vary a part of the Czech Republic. During the 1880s, a well was dug where the water turned out to have the same chemical properties as Karlsbad. At present, Alt Karlsbad a replica German Hanseatic house stands at the site of the original well.
The EconomyAlthough it was famous for its baths and tourism, Carlsbad was mainly an agricultural economy. When tourism took a downturn, the economy survived due to the citrus, olive, and avocado farms. Nowadays, Carlsbad has a mix of IT industries, as well as, several sports companies. Golf club manufacturers like Taylor-Made-Adidas, Callaway, Cobra, Titleist and Odyssey have their manufacturing facilities here. Other sports companies which make their home here include Jazzercise, Upper Deck, and No Fear. IT companies include Arkeia Software, Business.com, MaxLinear, PC Power and Cooling, Razer and Viasat. The area also has a lot of video game developers, robotics firms, medical technology, life sciences, wireless technology and clean technology. The city is relatively well-off. The median household income in 2011 was close to $88,000, while the median family income was a little more than $102,000. More than 11% of households were earning more than $200,000, and close to 15% of families earned more than $200,000. Carlsbad as a community does more than just going to the beach. Almost 2/3 of the population over 16 years of age was employed. In terms of education, more than 95% of the population graduated from high school, and more than half of the population had a bachelor’s degree or some higher education. The citizens are educated and well-off and preserving nature is a concern for the whole community. As a whole, the city is prosperous and would continue to do so in the coming years. Even though it is a tourist destination, it is not heavily dependent on the tourists for the economy to flourish. High-value companies located in the city are varied enough that there is no immediate danger of the city going bad if only one or two industries have a downturn. Carlsbad is a tourist destination but its life is independent of tourists and visitors. It is close to nature and country living, and it is prosperous and would remain so for decades to come.
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