Whether you live in a house in or near Carlsbad or are just visiting for the weekend, you will appreciate the Batiquitos Lagoon. From a biological perspective, wildlife habitats in and near coastal areas are generally much more diverse and arguably a bit more interesting than those found in land locked regions. It is a fact that a great majority of the life found on Earth is located on coasts and in shallow ocean waters. Carlsbad home owners have amazing access to some great beaches in Southern California as well as unique wildlife habitats that can only be found in such coastal areas as the Batiquitos Lagoon.
The Batiquitos Lagoon offers a good amount of trails and can best be seen and experienced by walking a 2 mile nature trail on the north side. The Batiquitos Lagoon is home to a variety of plants and birds. A nature center, which is located 7380 Gabbiano Lane in Carlsbad, is a great resource and offers plenty of information on the surrounding wildlife. The nature center is open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 12:30 pm and weekends 9:00 to 3:00 pm. There are many parking spots to be found at the Batiquitos Lagoon as well so pack up the family and head to the Batiquitos Lagoon for a day of nature and knowledge.