From its trails, parks, beaches and other recreational opportunities, Carlsbad promotes an active healthy lifestyle.
- The city has drafted ordinances protecting sensitive wildlife habitat, becoming one of the first municipalities in California to do so. They city has also pledged to protect a specified amount of land with the city limits from development of any kind and spends significant funds to restore habitats destroyed by newer development projects.
- Nearly 7 miles of coastline
- 40 miles of trails
- 26 parks
- 45 miles of bike paths
- Three lagoons: Buena Vista, Agua Hedionda and Batiquitos