- Address 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
- Website www.carlsbadca.gov/residents/fun/lagoons/batiquitos.asp
The Batiquitos Lagoon is a tidal wetland located between Carlsbad and Encinitas just north of La Costa Avenue. The lagoon is designated as a protected wildlife reserve by the California Department of Fish and Game and is a popular spot for bird watching, running and hiking. The public trailhead runs along the northern side of the lagoon and dogs on leash are allowed. The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation maintains a nature center for visitors with a restroom and is located at the end of Gabbiano Lane in Carlsbad. Parking and additional trail access points are available along Batiquitos Drive.