Batiquitos Lagoon

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Batiquitos Lagoon information

Location
Carlsbad , USA
Address
7380 Gabbiano Lane
Telephone
+1 760 931 0800
More information
www.batiquitosfoundation.org
Opening hours
nature center 9am-12:30pm Mon-Fri, to 3pm Sat & Sun
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One of the last remaining tidal wetlands in California, Batiquitos Lagoon separates Carlsbad from Encinitas. A self-guided tour lets you explore area plants, including the prickly pear cactus, coastal sage scrub and eucalyptus trees, as well as lagoon birds such as the great heron and the snowy egret. One artificial island in the lagoon is a nesting site for endangered terns and plovers. You can hike the reserve anytime, but stop by the nature center if it’s open.