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Warm Water Jetty Surf Spot

If you've ever driven through Carlsbad, undoubtedly you've noticed the huge power plant right next to the beach. Well this power plant uses sea water to cool down the machines and create energy. The water is sucked into the plant and then dispersed out through a set of jetties back out into the ocean. Because of the friction, the water heats up and causes the surrounding water to heat up significantly.

The water returning out to the ocean, warm and toasty!

In simple terms, the waters warm! It tends to be about 4 to 5 degrees warmer than the surrounding areas which can be great during the Winter months. This is definitely a spot to check out and surf, make sure to check out the jetties because there are usually some awesome waves breaking off the end of them!


Location:

The Warm Water Jetties are located in Carlsbad, just North of Palomar Airport Road and Terramar and South of Tamarack and the actual town of Carlsbad. It's on the long stretch of Old Highway 101 and is very hard to miss.

Please note: This section of highway has a 35 MPH speed limit and police officers heavily patrol this area so please take it easy and avoid a ticket.

The view of the power plant from Old Highway 101


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The Parking Scenario:

The parking for the Warm Water Jetties is along Old Highway 101. There are no designate parking lots for this section of Carlsbad beach but there is plenty of parking on the side of the road while heading South. During the hot, sunny days of summer, these spots fill up quickly so prepare to look for spots when ready to hit the beach!

The parking along Old Highway 101

Beach Accessibility and Conveniences:

Beach accessibility is straight forward at the Jetties, park your vehicle and walk onto the beach! No stairs, walkways or cliffs at this break! The sand is soft and great for a family day at the beach and there are even restrooms available. There are port-a-potty's located up and down the walkway along Old Highway 101 and are open for all public use.

The Port-a-potty at the Warm Water Jetties

Lifeguard:

There are several lifeguard stations located up and down the beach in Carlsbad. There is a tower located just South of the Jetties that the warm water passes through. The lifeguard tower is usually attended full time during the Summer months but only off and on during the Winter months.

Please take notice if there is a lifeguard on duty and be surf safely!

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