Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea – Carlsbad, CA

Jocelyn Murray December 29, 2010 4 Comments

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Tamarack Beach Resort Exterior

Tamarack Beach Resort

About a 1 ½ hour’s drive south of Los Angeles California, or about 30 minutes drive from San DiegoCarlsbad is a charming seaside town with plenty for families to see and do.  My family and I have gone there countless times for several reasons: its proximity to our home in Los Angeles, its seaside appeal, and plenty of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

We often stay at Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea, located at 3200 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, California 92008, because my husband’s family owned a time share there when he was a child, though they offer hotel rates for anyone wishing to go. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite included a full service kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, range, dinnerware, silverware, glassware and cooking accoutrements. There was also a stackable washer/dryer which comes in handy when staying for longer than a few days’ time.  The living room has a balcony with a lovely unobstructed ocean view, and the sunsets are simply breathtaking.  The suites at the Tamarack Beach Resort are all very comfortable and do provide internet access – free wireless access in the lobby, and daily rates for internet in the rooms.

Carlsbad Tamarack Beach Resort Entrance

Carlsbad Tamarack Beach Resort Entrance

The Tamarack Beach Resort features include a heated pool and two hot tubs: one for adults only, and one for adults and children. 

Carlsbad Tamarack Beach Resort Pool

Carlsbad Tamarack Beach Resort Pool

There are grills available by the pool for those who wish to barbeque their own food. A gaming/recreation room provides free DVD rentals to guests to view in the comfort and privacy of their rooms. The town itself has lots of shopping, from small boutiques to large-scale chain stores, and a variety of restaurants to suit all pallets. 

Tamarack Beach Resort Carlsbad Suite

Our Tamarack Beach Resort Suite

One of our favorite restaurants there is King’s Fish House located at 5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, California 92008 serves a variety of the freshest seafood in a casual environment. We make it a point to eat there almost nightly when in Carlsbad, as it is a family favorite, great for those with children as well.

Kings Fish House Carlsbad

Kings Fish House Carlsbad

Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious, from the oysters on the half shell, sushi, seafood, steaks, salads, soups and chowders, side orders (the fresh buttered corn is scrumptious), to their irresistible desserts. The bread pudding is my personal favorite! They also have an excellent wine and beverage list to compliment any food choice on the menu.

Balcony View Tamarack Beach Resort Carlsbad

Balcony View Tamarack Beach Resort Carlsbad

Another restaurant we often enjoy is Dini’s Bistro in Carlsbad. They are conveniently located next door to Tamarak at 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, California 92008, making it easy to order take out or delivery to enjoy the meal in the privacy of our suite, while taking in the ocean view. They have a delicious selection of meat, poultry, seafood and pastas, offering brunch, lunch and dinner.

Dinis Bistro Restaurant

Dinis Bistro Restaurant

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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  4. avatar Garrett says:

    Excellent article on this fabulous little gem of a resort! We are planning to go to Carlsbad in March and will definitely consider staying here.

    Thank you so much providing this review!

    Garrett