Best Beach in Carlsbad, CA – Carlsbad Family Photographer
Once upon a time 17 years ago we lived in SoCal and brought home 2 little peanuts to our house on base in Camp Pendleton. I would often come to Carlsbad so I could get one wee little Maya to sleep longer than 30 minutes at a stretch. I loved it. Loved the vibe, the community and of course when I was able to go – the beaches. I swore that if we ever got stationed here again I would try to live in Carlsbad if we could.
Fast forward a decade and a few years and we came back! Lucky for me that Carlsbad also has some amazing high schools and I have an awesome friend who found us a sweet house so here we are living it up in Carlsbad! We’ve explored all the beach areas in our little town and this one is far and above my absolute favorite and in my opinion, the best one we have that also tends to be more hidden than the others.
I’ve done a few shoots at this spot and when Jenny reached out to me for a family shoot in Carlsbad it’s the first one I suggested. It also happens to be the one her husband Brian frequents most for surfing so win/win for both of us. I’m not a surfer in the least, but love sitting at this beach in particular to watch them. I’m in awe of any surf skill since I can barely tread water to save myself for a few minutes!
It’s an incredible spot for any session: seniors, couples, maternity and families. Great cliff backdrops, places to climb and a kick ass sunset to boot! This was my first truly lifestyle shoot here and now I can’t wait to get back out there with more families to run around and love on each other in the golden sun.
My other favorite about this Carlsbad beach is that it doesn’t get completely washed out at high tide. I have some other favorites that are completely dependent on the tide. This one is awesome no matter if it’s low or high tide. For Jenny and Brian’s session the tide was coming in, but we still had plenty of time and plenty of beach to play with and get some beautiful images.
So just fair warning that if you are booking a shoot with me and request a beach in the Carlsbad area, this will be one of the very first ones I suggest to you. I make no bones about it; it’s my favorite in the area and I gravitate to it the most!
Lucky for me Jenny and Brian will be in the area for at least as long as I am. I hope to goodness I get to photograph their absolutely beautiful family again in the future!