Known as "The Village by the Sea," Carlsbad is a coastal community with a friendly small town feel. Residents, and tourists stroll the scenic streets lined with charming shops and eateries. Located along an endless coastline it is a magnificent setting for a leisurely lifestyle. The beach life offers surfing and this scenic town provides beautiful salt-water lagoons for nature hikes, fishing and bird-watching. Every Spring beauty is everywhere at the Flower Fields where giant tecolote ranunculus are in full bloom. It is no wonder Carlsbad is such a popular destination for family vacations.